Boundary surveys are used to establish the physical boundaries of a piece of property. Lots of people choose to invest in these surveys to settle boundary disputes with their neighbors or to get a more precise assessment of their land value prior to a sale. Regardless of why you need to invest in a boundary survey in Idaho, it’s important to know what you can expect from the process and how to prepare for it.
The boundary survey process
Every property is different, so there are many aspects of boundary surveying that can vary from one project to the next. However, a few key steps to the boundary survey process are consistent across the majority of projects:
- Finding a surveyor: The first step in the surveying process is finding a qualified professional to conduct the survey. Look for a surveyor who has established a positive reputation for the quality of their services. Request recommendations and look at reviews online to get more information about a given surveyor. It’s also important to start with a consultation to ensure a surveyor will be able to offer the services you need within your desired timeframe and within budget.
- Establishing a physical boundary: Once you hire a surveyor, they will come to your property to establish the physical boundary of your land. Boundary surveyors will use information from prior surveys, your property deed and relevant public records to inform their survey and ensure their assessment is as thorough and accurate as possible.
- Creating a survey report: After a surveyor has performed all of the necessary work onsite, they will perform additional research and put together their This will include all of the relevant information about your property’s boundaries, including physical markers or landmarks that designate property lines. Depending on its scope, it might take a few business days before you receive your report. Talk to your surveyor about getting an expedited report if you’re under a time constraint.
How to prepare for a survey
The final contents of your boundary survey report are likely to depend on your reasons for having the survey conducted in the first place. Whether you’re preparing to sell your land or are looking to resolve a boundary dispute with a neighboring property owner, you should discuss your circumstances with your surveyor to ensure they’ll include all relevant information in their final report.
Conducting boundary surveys in Idaho since 1989
Mason & Associates understands the importance of accurate boundary surveys in Idaho, and our surveyors are dedicated to delivering premier services to our commercial clients. Whether you need a basic boundary survey for a residential property or are looking for civil engineering services for a larger-scale project, our team is equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to help you. We’ve been dedicated to providing high-quality surveying and civil engineering services since our founding three decades ago, and always place an emphasis on customer satisfaction. Give us a call to find out more about what we have to offer.