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How Calling a Contractor Changed My Life

This might sound completely crazy, but the most important call I ever may was to a construction contractor. I can remember the day as if it were yesterday. I had decided to rebuild parts of my home. This involved removing part of the roof, knocking down a brick wall and removing some electrical wires and water pipes. I started out just fine but then I started to have problems. I realised I was in out of my depth and decided to call an expert. The contractor who came around was great and he quickly fixed up the mess I had made. Since that day, I have had a keen interested in construction contractors. I hope you like this blog.

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A Site Survey Helps with Proper Planning for Construction Projects

Before any construction project is carried out, the boundaries of a piece of land need to be adequately defined. This is important because it can help to resolve boundary disputes between landowners, and determine what state and local regulations apply to a particular property.

In order to properly establish the boundaries of a piece of land, a site survey is normally carried out. Simply put, a site survey is a comprehensive review of the landscape that marks the location and boundaries of a property. A site survey ensures that a proposed construction project is carried out according to the desired civil engineering plans. Here are some circumstances when a site survey is necessary.

Before a construction project

When a piece of land will be used for the construction of a road or building, a site survey is necessary in order to determine the state of the property and the specific boundaries where the building/road will be contained. For example, before construction on a building begins, the boundaries of the structure need to be properly determined in the blueprints.

Designing a building that encroaches on other people's property can be a big liability to the project. A boundary survey properly establishes the limits within which a building should lie.

When selling/buying a piece of land

When transferring ownership of a property, a site survey is necessary to ascertain the information that is on the title deed. A site survey does more than just simply establishing borders. It also provides a comprehensive outline of the property, including the landscape, the presence of trees and other types of vegetation, and physical structures within the property limits.

The surveyor also creates a new map of the property in accordance with any changes. This information can be updated on the title deed before the transaction is made.

Property owners ceding land to the state

In some cases, your property may lie on the path of a proposed construction project such as a road or railway. When you're required to cede your land to the state in exchange for adequate compensation, the state carries out a site survey to establish the boundaries of your property. They can then use this information to prepare a compensation package for you.

Benefits of a site survey

In addition to the cases where a site/boundary survey is necessary, carrying out a survey also has numerous benefits.

  • Helps with proper planning of construction projects
  • Resolves boundary disputes between land owners
  • Helps you understand more about your property (due to historical and landscape data that the survey provides)

In case you're stuck at choosing a civil engineering firm that will deliver site surveying services to your expectations, look them up online, or at your local directory. A reputable firm has a set of multi-talented staff who work hand in hand to deliver exemplary services in site surveying.