Physical Survey

Are you thinking about purchasing or selling property? Do you need to know where the boundaries of your property are located? Or maybe you just want to construct a new fence or shed for your home or business. If any of these or similar situations apply to you, then you came to the right spot.

A Physical Survey (sometimes referred to as Building Location Survey, House Location Survey, Land Survey, Property Survey or Mortgage Survey) is a legal document drawn to scale containing a map of your property, signed and sealed by a professional land surveyor.  A Physical Survey will show the locations of permanent improvements within or near your property such as buildings, fences, pools, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, decks, etc.  Additionally, any restrictions that exist on the property such as public easements, private easements, or building setback lines that are drawn/noted on the recorded plat will also be depicted on a Physical Survey.

Physical surveys include flagged property corners as part of the survey.  Flags can be very helpful in determining where your property ends and if a neighbor’s fence, shed or driveway extends onto your land. If you plan on having a fence installed, the fencing company will require a survey, so that they know they are placing the fence in the correct location. Property markers will usually be long metal bars that are driven below the ground surface. These are not to be confused with the wire flags placed near them. The wire flags placed on your property are used to mark the (underground) location of the actual property marker.

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Vacant Physical Survey

Vacant Physical Survey

Choosing a parcel of vacant land involves more than just admiring the view and the bubbling stream and imagining which spot would be best for your new home. You’ll also want to find out about any hidden, nasty surprises before you buy — perhaps a public path that runs through the center of the property (an “easement”) or that a neighbor’s house sits partially on the land. One way to be an informed buyer is to get the land surveyed. A survey will not only show exactly where the property lines lie, it might also reveal unknown easements, encroachments, and boundary issues that could cause problems later.