If you are planning a construction project, building a home, or defining property lines, you will want to reach out to a surveying company or professional land surveyor. These are a few reasons someone might need a property survey done.
Additionally, the type of land survey conducted will also determine the type of survey monuments you may see. Here is a look at those different types of survey monuments and what they mean.
4 Types of Survey Monuments
Land surveys aren’t only a necessary tool for construction projects or land evaluations, but they also have legal merit and backing. That is why it is important to work with a reputable and professional surveying company.
From satisfying mortgage requirements to helping resolve boundary line disputes, land surveys serve an important role for many land and business owners. Land surveyors will also use a variety of different markers for a variety of reasons.
Constructed using permanent materials, type 1 monuments are created to stand for more than 50 years. These markers define locations that should not be disturbed or moved.
Rock monuments, pre-cast concrete, and boulder monuments are examples of type 1 markers. Type 1 monuments are designed to last and to prevent movement or manipulation by manmade or natural causes.
Also made to last, type 2 survey monuments are intended to be semi-permanent with a life expectancy of at least 25 years. Type 2 monuments typically use metal or iron pipe or metal rods to avoid disturbance and mark boundaries.
As more temporary monuments, type 3 survey monuments are only used for the duration of the project. Type 3 monuments also need to be distinct and different from existing monuments.
While there are a number of materials that type 3 monuments can use (e.g., spikes, nails, etc.), the monument description should be noted in the project control data. This data will not only help avoid confusion but also give detailed information regarding the monument’s purpose.
These monuments are the most temporary and are generally only used when type 3 monuments require too much time to set. A simple pole or even an existing structure can act as a type 4 monument.
If you require a property survey or need a proven, trusted, and professional surveying company, D.G. Smyth & Co., Inc., can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get the reliable and accurate land survey you need for your next project or need.