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Why You Need a Residential Land Survey

Getting a survey may be the most important step in the process of building a home. When you look at the surface of the ground, and even after digging a little, you may not be getting an accurate picture. There are also issues that may affect your boundaries or those of your neighbors that need to be ascertained before you begin building. A land survey should be seen as a necessary step – one that must be performed before you are truly free to build.

To Prepare for Construction

There is no way of being able to tell what is underneath the surface of your property without an adequate residential land survey. Although it is rare, there could have been a building on the property before whose foundation is in the way of your construction. There are also easements to be concerned about. If the town you’re building in has a water or sewage easement in place, you are going to have to conform to the boundaries of that space. An easement is essentially an area that is designated for the placement of something that the municipality needs to be there. It is usually for some type of town or city service such as a utility pole, a sewer line, or water line.

To Make Sure of Your Boundaries

It is never a good idea to guess about the boundaries of your land. This usually will result in inaccurate boundaries. As Robert Frost said, “Good fences make good neighbors.” There is no more important step to having a good relationship with your neighbors than to make sure you are not building on their land. A residential land survey will ensure you are building in the right spot. Even if your project is taking place in an area where you do not have neighbors, yet, you are going to want to stay within the bounds of your land. If you build something that ends up encroaching on a future neighbor’s property, you may be pressured to remove it in the future.

A residential land survey is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. Without knowing on what you’re building or exactly where you’re building, you may be walking into a lot of expensive trouble. If you’re thinking about building, reach out to Rampa Land Surveying P.C. We have the equipment, knowledge, and experience to make sure your project runs smoothly. You can get more info at You can also connect them on Facebook for more updates.