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When Do I Need a Land Survey?

September 30, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The most valuable asset that most people will ever own is their home. When you are a property owner, you will want to know exactly where your property begins and ends. One way you can do this is by investing in an ALTA survey to review your land. There are various situations when having a land survey completed will be necessary. Buying a Home If you are going to purchase a home, you will undoubtedly need a survey. A full survey is normally a standard part of the real estate process, and it will be required by more mortgage lenders... View Article

A Brief History of Civil Engineering

September 26, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Since humans stopped their nomad lifestyle and developed settlements, civil engineering was born. The title Civil engineering distinguishes the profession of developing structures meant for our everyday use, as opposed to military engineering or architects. Wikipedia dates the earliest civil engineering practice commencing between 4000 and 200BC, so civil engineering is almost as old as humankind. The History of Engineering Ancient Romans did the first big-scale civil projects. The stretch of the Roman Empire meant they needed to build roads, especially waterways, to transport goods and people from place to place, necessitating the development of civil engineering skills.  In the... View Article

Do I Need a Land Survey for a Fence?

August 29, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Good fences make good neighbors. However, when put in the wrong location, they can cause a number of problems. If you’re installing a fence, it pays to know where your property starts and ends. Remember, if your fence is located on your neighbor’s land, it becomes your neighbor’s property.  If you place it on the boundary line, it becomes a boundary line fence, meaning that your neighbor jointly owns the fence. If the fence is too far inside your property, you risk giving up the outer side of the fence that your neighbor can claim using adverse possession. So, do... View Article

Benefits of Land Surveying in Texas

August 29, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Is Texas a good place to land survey? Usually, when people think about Texas, they imagine wide open plains and prairies. While it’s true that a large portion of the state is rural land, there are also many densely populated urban areas. This means various land surveying opportunities are available in Texas. So, what are the benefits of land surveying in Texas? 1. Make Informed Decisions It’s typical for people to make decisions about their land without having all the relevant information. For example, you might buy a piece of property without knowing its boundaries. Or, you might build a... View Article

Do Property Lines End at the Sidewalk or Curb?

May 30, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

One common question we get asked is where does my property line end, at the sidewalk or the curb? The answer may depend on your municipality, but typically, your property line starts at the curb. However, there may be instances where your property line ends at the sidewalk. 1. Determinant Factors As a property owner, you are likely to ask yourself many questions. "Does my property end at the sidewalk or the curb?” or "does my property line start at the curb?" Some factors can help determine whether your property line ends at the sidewalk or the curb. One is... View Article

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Seguin, TX 78155

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