If you feel like you understand the boundaries of your property pretty well, you might be surprised to know that the actual footprint of your land may be quite a bit different than you think. Many property owners, especially those with large plots of land, find out that there are inconsistencies between what they understand to be the boundary of their land and what the actual boundaries are. Unfortunately, these inconsistencies might not come to light until you become involved in a land dispute with your neighbor or you are struggling to get the green light for development or construction.
This is where land surveying in Texas comes in. A professional land surveyor can accurately assess the boundaries of your property to prevent confusion about the footprint of your land later on:
- What is involved in a land survey? During a land survey, a surveyor will gather information about your property, including land deeds, existing surveys, mortgage records and other relevant documentation that will help establish the true boundary of a given plot of land. Next, a surveyor will begin surveying the physical plot using a variety of different tools and instruments. Once they’ve compiled all of the necessary data and measurements, a surveyor will create a drawing and a legal description of the property.
- When is a land survey necessary? There are a few different situations in which you might need a land survey. In many cases, property owners can become involved in disputes over land ownership, which can halt construction on your land and may even lead to litigation.
- How much does it cost to hire a land surveyor? The cost of a land survey varies widely depending on the size of your property, the difficulty of the survey, your geographical location and the specific surveyor you hire. The best way to determine how much you will spend on land surveying in Texas is by asking different surveyors for a quote or service estimate.
- How do I find a reliable surveyor? The most important things to look for in a surveyor are education and experience. Land surveying in Texas is a highly skilled and technical service that should be completed by a skilled professional. Do plenty of research before you hire any surveyor to ensure that you choose a professional with plenty of experience and the right credentials. You should also look into the kind of reputation that a surveyor has before you make your hiring decision.
If you have additional questions about land surveying in Texas, contact D.G. Smyth & Company. We would be happy to explain the surveying process and help you determine what kind of service you need. Our experienced and knowledgeable team has been serving customers in Texas for decades, and we have the equipment and resources necessary to handle water, boundary and land surveys of all kinds. Browse our website for more details about our services and to take a look and some feedback from our customers. Then, give us a call!