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Easement

An Introduction to Easements

The legal definition of an easement is the legal right to use another’s land for a specific limited purpose. When someone is granted an easement, they are given the legal right to use the property for whatever stated purpose, but

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Common

Common Ground Areas

Encroachment is a term often used in the world of land surveying. What exactly does it mean? Essentially, encroachment is surpassing property boundary lines and encroaching on someone else’s property without permission. Oftentimes encroachment is an issue in subdivision and

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underground utility survey

Why are Underground Utility Surveys Necessary?

We often forget the world that lives beneath our feet. Though it’s not the lost city of Atlantis, it is still an important part of why we are able to live the way that we do each and every day.  

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land

Investing in Vacant Land

Buying land seems like an investment full of opportunities. While there are many benefits that can come from owning property, there are several items to consider before purchasing. The view might be nice, but a little investigating can reveal any

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home

First Time Home Buyers and Land Surveys

The process of purchasing your very first home can be quite overwhelming. There are so many things to consider. Many times, homebuyers forget to include obtaining a current and accurate survey to their check list.   Just as you get

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vegetation

Surveying Land with Vegetation

When put to the task of surveying land, some traditional surveying methods require the measurement of the terrain covered by thick vegetation. Another kind of surveying, known as vegetation surveying, is unique in that it actually looks specifically at the

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civil engineer

Everything to Know About Becoming A Civil Engineer

Are you considering a career in civil engineering? If you are looking for something that is a long-term career, requires a very specific skillset, and is future-proof then civil engineering could be the right job for you! Civil Engineering Civil

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fence installation

Fence Installation and Land Surveying

Are you working to figure out the best way to do a fence installation on your property? Involving a professional land surveyor is a must in the process! Fence installers might can offer you some wisdom in the boundaries of

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surveyors and engineers

How Surveyors and Engineers Work Together

During a construction project you may often see both a surveyor and engineer present. While they have two separate jobs, they work very closely together when it comes to construction. However, it might be difficult to delineate their differing responsibilities

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conflicting boundaries

How To Handle Conflicting Boundaries

Land disputes are relatively common, especially if there has been a recent change in property ownership. Many times, conflict can arise between neighbors who are trying to determine who is to maintain a previously placed fence, who should be responsible for the maintenance of the land, or simply where the property begins and ends.

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