Land Surveyors in Jacksonville FL
Jacksonville is seeing a boom in its population right now in 2020. With more demand comes higher prices for properties in the area. As property values increase, the importance of accurate land surveying also increases. Land Surveyors of Jacksonville have been providing the area with surveying services for many years. Our services include boundary surveys, topographic surveys, tree surveys, elevation certificates and more. We go above and beyond to meet our clients’ needs.
It is paramount that you do your due diligence in finding a good land surveyor. Failure to do so can lead to land disputes and even though that may not lead to a family feud, it is still critical to know who owns what. You wouldn’t want to have your neighbor build their fence on your property.
Land surveying is the art and science of creating maps by plotting the points and features of a piece of land. The points are used to create maps and establish boundaries for ownership of land. Proper surveying requires in depth knowledge of geometry, physics and the law among other things. It is an essential step in the planning and execution of construction projects (like the fence your neighbor is building that we mentioned above). Land Surveyors Jacksonville also have to have an immense knowledge and competence with a myriad of tools such as theodolites, altimeters, total stations, 3D scanners and many computer programs.
You may need to hire a land surveyor if you plan on building something, if you need to settle a boundary line dispute, if you need to locate an easement, if you need to locate utilities or even if you simply need an update to an old, previously done land survey. Getting a land survey in Jacksonville can even help you determine if your land is in a floodplain, which is a beneficial thing to know anywhere in the state of Florida. If you’re a developer, a land survey can help you figure out if a piece of land fits your intended use.
If you own an older house you may notice that old real estate legal descriptions reference landmarks that may no longer be on your property anymore due to construction, renovation or just erosion due to time. In that case, it’s a good idea to hire a land surveyor to update the records. The surveyor may even place new landmarks are a reference for the boundaries of your property.
There are many types of surveys.
An American Land Title Association (ALTA) survey is usually required by title companies when you are buying a home or investment property prior to the company issuing title insurance.
A boundary survey is what it sounds like – it’s used to determine the boundaries of a property and is usually the type of survey you’re looking for if you’re in a dispute.
A subdivision survey is used to divide a lot of land into multiple parts.
Site-planning surveys are used to plan the development of things like buildings. It’s usually required when you’re seeking a building permit.
A construction survey is used to plan out the location of proposed buildings.
Topographic surveys lay out both natural and man-made structures on a property.
Land Surveyors of Jacksonville are happy to provide you with any of those services and we’d also be happy to answer any of your questions regarding the details of a specific survey. We can definitely help you find the survey you need to meet your specific situation. Call us today and we can provide you with assistance and a free quote for your project.
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