What Are the Differences Between a Land Surveyor and a Construction Surveyor?

What Are the Differences Between a Land Surveyor and a Construction Surveyor?

December 17, 2021

A surveyor uses a variety of high-tech and low-tech tools to look at a property and determine all of its features. Surveying is a very broad profession, and there are multiple different types of surveying. Two of the most common niches are land surveying and construction surveying.

This post will cover what you need to know about a land surveyor vs. a construction surveyor.

What a land surveyor does

Land surveyors are responsible for determining and marking property boundaries. Among other things, surveyors note the land’s topography, elevation, slope, utilities, easements and existing structures. With a land surveyor’s data in hand, property owners will know the ins and outs of their land.

Land surveys are performed for a variety of reasons, but they’re often done before buying or selling land to guarantee the buyer or seller knows just what they’re getting themselves into. In fact, most banks or other lenders won’t give someone a loan until a land survey has been completed.

What a construction surveyor does

A construction surveyor helps determine a suitable location for a construction project. Because it’s crucial for the success of the project, a construction survey is one of the first steps in the entire process.

In addition to ensuring the location is suitable for the intended project, a construction surveyor will often stay involved with the project along the way to make sure everything is going as planned. The main difference when it comes to a land surveyor vs. a construction surveyor is that a construction surveyor sticks around after the initial survey is performed.

Can a land surveyor perform a construction survey?

We’ve covered the land surveyor and construction surveyor difference, but it’s important to note that a land surveyor is just as qualified to perform a construction survey as a construction surveyor. All surveyors must have similar certifications, degrees and on-the-job experience. That said, you always want to work with a reputable surveyor to ensure the data is accurate.

Why partner with our team?

Look no further than Bettersworth & Associates, Inc. the next time you need to hire a surveyor. Here are a few of the reasons clients trust us:

  • Experience: All surveyors must have a four-year degree and pass a state exam to get certified—but schooling alone can only get a surveyor so far. You need a team with decades of experience to get the best results, and that’s exactly what you get when you choose our team. We have over 60 years of experience, and we’re some of the most trusted surveyors in our area.
  • Services offered: Along with experience, you should look for a team who does more than just survey land. Our services extend beyond surveying at Bettersworth & Associates, Inc. We also offer civil engineering services, assist in public works projects, offer site consultations and much more. Simply put, our team is a jack of all trades.

Whether you need someone to perform a land survey or help with a civil engineering project, turn to Bettersworth & Associates, Inc. Contact us today to get a quote or to learn a little bit more about the land surveyor and construction surveyor difference.

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