Whether you’ve had land surveys performed multiple times in the past or you’re new to the process entirely, it’s important that you understand when land surveying in Idaho is necessary. A land survey can help you with a wide variety of things when it comes to establishing legally binding boundaries for your property and land division. There are several different specific types of land surveys, and it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with your different options so that you can determine which kind is best for you:
- Construction survey: Before a construction project can take place, it’s necessary to map out the structures, boundaries, landmarks, roadways and utilities on the property. During this survey, a surveyor will stake out significant points using a series of ribbons, stakes and other physical markers.
- Boundary survey: During a boundary survey, a surveyor will establish the boundaries of your property based on relevant documents such as property titles, as well as a physical survey of your property. This is important for property owners who want to avoid potential disputes with neighbors. In many cases, a property owner may not even realize just how erroneous their perception of their boundaries may be until they invest in professional land surveying in Idaho.
- Location survey: Similar to a boundary survey, a location survey involves the assessment of the precise boundaries of a given plot or property. However, this type of survey also includes information having to do with interior features of a property. A location survey is commonly employed during the zoning of a particular parcel or for a loan application.
- Topographic survey: A topographic survey maps out the topography of a piece of land. Things that are assessed include ditches, bodies of water, embankments, utilities and other prominent features. This tends to be a more sophisticated and thorough type of survey involving both fieldwork and aerial photography capture.
- Subdivision survey: In many cases, a developer or property owner may choose to divide a parcel of land into smaller plots for construction or developments. This is especially common in subdivisions where it’s necessary to map out future roads and utility diversion. A subdivision survey must be recorded by the local government agency that’s relevant to the division.
- Site planning survey: A site planning survey combines the assessment of property boundaries and topographic features. This comprehensive survey is usually applied for construction applications, including residential, industrial and commercial buildings. This type of survey may also be used for the design of public spaces and infrastructure like playgrounds, streets and highways.
Since 1989, Mason & Associates has been providing clients with exceptional civil engineering and land surveying in Idaho. We are proud to offer a wide range of services, including construction staking, subdivision platting, topographic surveying and more. We would be happy to develop a plan that’s designed to accommodate your specific needs. If you want to find out more about what we can do for you, or if you’d like to schedule service, simply reach out to us today.