Categories for Boundary Survey

Challenges in Building a Border Wall

June 13, 2018 12:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

President Donald Trump has certainly been working hard to attempt to make his campaign promise of a wall along the country’s southern border into a reality. But is this “big, beautiful wall” really feasible? Critics of the proposed wall have pointed to a lot of different factors, mostly financial, indicating the wall would be a colossal waste of money and resources. But there are geological factors to consider as well. Here is some information from a land surveyor about why geology would pose challenges to the wall that would perhaps be insurmountable. What to know There is currently a fence... View Article

When Is an ALTA Survey Required?

May 11, 2018 6:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you purchase a piece of property, you might be asked by a title company or by your lender to have an ALTA survey performed on the piece of land. But what exactly is an ALTA survey, and how do you know if this is a necessary step in your property purchase? An ALTA (American Land Title Association) survey is always performed by a registered, licensed surveyor in accordance with the Association’s specified standards, as well as the standards highlighted by the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). The survey is extremely detailed and must meet these stringent specifications... View Article

What Is a Plat Survey?

April 2, 2018 3:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test drive, and you wouldn’t purchase a home without first having it inspected by a professional. Why, then, would you buy a piece of land without having a professional come take a look and perform a boundary survey in Guadalupe County, TX? Before you purchase that property, you’d have a crew draw a map of the land by conducting a plat survey. A plat is a map that defines property boundaries to scale. Since you can’t just create a map by hand and expect it to be accurate, professionals conduct... View Article

Myths About Land Surveying and Property Lines in New Braunfels, TX

February 26, 2018 7:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Even if you have owned your property for years, you may have never had your own land survey performed to clearly determine the surrounding property lines. This is not uncommon; in fact, many homeowners and commercial property owners don’t look into hiring a land surveyor until something comes up, like a legal dispute with a neighbor or needing to build a privacy fence for the first time. Additionally, people don’t realize the amount of work it takes to survey land. There are many misconceptions about the work and research that goes into a boundary survey in New Braunfels, TX. One... View Article

Reasons You May Need a Boundary Survey in San Marcos TX

December 18, 2017 10:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Do you know exactly where your property ends and begins? While your immediate reaction might be to say yes, take a second to think about it. Do you really know, or do you just think you do? For most homeowners, their only indication of the precise location and size of their property is the information provided to them when they purchased their home. Many of those same people might not realize their land might actually be larger or smaller than think. Unfortunately, the misunderstanding isn’t often realized until there is a property line dispute between neighbors. That’s where boundary survey... View Article