When you first purchase a property, you may not notice all of its defining features. Even a cursory land inspection may not clarify where your boundaries are or what legalities limit the lot’s potential.
You don’t have to be a lawyer or real estate mogul to make sense of a new property, though. You only have to turn to the right sources. Scalice Land Surveyors offers land surveys throughout Pennsylvania. When you want to build a family home, a subdivision, or an office building, we can help you find your legal footing.
Land Surveys and Your Property
At their core, land surveys are legal documents that help you maintain a healthy relationship with your township and neighbors. Whether you want to use a lot for commercial or residential purposes, land surveys give you the backing you need to:
- Contest boundary spats with your neighbors
- Invest in new construction
- Reroute your utilities
- Adjust your mortgage
Professional surveyors can fit you with a map that outlines the property lines and any of its protected features. These documents have their place in the courtroom, but you can also turn to them to start planning new construction.
The Benefits of Land Surveys in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania land surveys allow you to plan out how you want to use the land you’ve bought. When you know the boundaries you have to work with, you can estimate mortgage fees ahead of time. Subsequently, you can budget for new construction and reduce your financial strain.
You can also use a land assessment to optimize the use of your acreage. You won’t have to base your plans for construction solely on Internet imaging. Instead, you can use the exact measurements and lot staking from your new property to establish where you want your additions.
Updating a Land Survey
Most of the time, you won’t need to request an updated land survey after completing an initial assessment. You may want to consider a secondary assessment, though, if the land undergoes substantial changes.
These changes can be the result of deliberate construction or a natural disaster. Either way, a secondary assessment can give you an idea of what your land’s boundaries and value look like after these kinds of events.
What to Expect for Land Surveying Services
When you first request a land survey, we’ll discuss the technology that we use to assess the ebb and flow of your land. Our toolkits can include theodolites, altimeters, global positioning systems, 3D scanners, and drones.
You do not have to modify the land that you want us to survey before we go to work. Nor will we modify anything about your land while on your property. When our work is complete, you can expect both a physical and digital map establishing your land’s boundaries, including construction staking, or otherwise fulfilling the goals you established in an initial consultation.
Our professional surveyors only request that property owners warn us about dangerous elements before we go to work. While it’s our job to identify a lot’s unique features, keeping ourselves safe makes it easier to give you the comprehensive assessment you need.
Choosing Your Land Survey
There’s more than one kind of Pennsylvania land survey available to residents. You can vary the land survey you request based on your property’s needs. For example, if you want to elaborate on your land’s legal boundaries, you can request either a boundary survey or an ALTA/NSPS Land Title survey.
Comparatively, if you want to stake your land or otherwise sort out its environmental features, you can request construction staking and topographical surveys. Scalice Land Surveying also offers mortgage surveys to help you effectively request or modify a loan used to purchase your land. If you’re not sure what kind of land survey you need, all you need to do is ask.
Making Time for a Land Survey
The amount of time that it takes for our team to wrap up our Pennsylvania land surveys will depend on the acreage of your property. On average, you can expect a land survey to take between a day or two. However, the more unique features your land has – or the more acreage you purchase – the longer a survey will take.
That said, we understand that anyone assessing an unpurchased plot of land will want to know its quirks before another buyer takes the lot off the market. With that in mind, we’ll discuss your schedule during an initial consultation and work to meet your needs.
Estimating the Cost of a Land Survey
The cost of your land survey is going to be unique to your land. Larger properties take more time to assess and are subsequently going to be more expensive to survey. Professional surveyors may also charge more if a lot is environmentally dangerous or difficult to move through.
You can discuss your land survey budget with our team ahead of time. You can browse our services with a consultant on hand. Once you’re ready, we can work with you to give you the land survey you need on the budget you have.
Scalice Land Survey Is Here for Property Owners in Pennsylvania
You want to know that a plot of land can help you achieve your ambitions. Determining how best to use that land – and what value it holds – is our job. If you’re ready to pursue your next project, call on Scalice Land Surveying. We can assess your lot and help you determine how best to put the land to use.
To schedule a land survey in Pennsylvania, contact our team. We can discuss your ambitions and determine which survey options will best suit your land.