Boundary Surveying: A List Of Important Questions Homeowners Should Know

Construction & Contractors Blog

Whether you have a piece of property that you own or you are considering the purchase of a piece of property, there is a pretty high likelihood that at some point your property will have to have boundary surveying done by a surveying contractor or company. Even though you may have a general idea of what boundary surveying is, if you are like most homeowners, you will still have a lot of questions. Take a quick look at some of the most common and important questions landowners tend to have about boundary surveying and the answers you do need to know. 

What exactly is boundary surveying?

Unlike traditional surveying, boundary surveying involves more of a focus of the specific boundaries of the property. During the process of performing this form of surveying, the contractor will use their tools, available markers, and previous property deeds to fully determine the outlying perimeter lines of a piece of land. In addition, boundary surveying can involve examining any property easements that encroach on the outlying boundaries and any local regulations that could affect how a landowner can use the outlying areas of their piece of property. 

How much will it cost to have boundary surveying performed?

It is difficult to give an exact price for a boundary survey because there are so many variables that can change how much a contractor or service will charge. For example, you could see a higher price if the property is rather large or if the surveyor runs into any boundaries that have not been clearly identified in the past. Additional factors can influence the price charged, including:

  • the terrain of the property
  • the season of the year 
  • the accessibility of the property
  • your location

The good news is, most surveying contractors can give you a generalized estimate up front and even let you know if they think there could be factors going forward that will increase the price. 

Why is it important to have the boundaries of a property surveyed?

There are a lot of different reasons why boundary surveying can be beneficial. For one, this form of surveying gives you a clear visual of where your property starts and stops. This record of the surveyed property will be registered with your local government as well, which means if problems ever come up with the property lines, there will already be an official record in place to refer to during proceedings. 

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