There can be any number of reasons you need a land survey. Maybe you’re selling your property or getting a new mortgage, or maybe you’re planning on building something new on your land. Whatever your reason, you should have an experienced Rye City land surveyor working on your property.
You can talk to a technician from Scalice Land Surveying for free. Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about our services and get a free estimate on your property survey.
What does a Land Surveyor Do?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that land surveyors “make precise measurements to determine property boundaries.” That’s the short version, though. We do much more than just looking at your land and seeing where its boundaries are – there is a range of services we provide and a list of steps and standards we have to go through to evaluate your land.
In general, a property surveyor’s job involves three stages:
A surveyor can’t just show up to a plot of land and start measuring. There are usually deeds, past surveys, and other historical documents that may help your surveyor understand your property before they get started on your survey.
The research stage of your survey may take a day or more depending on what type of survey you’ve requested and how in-depth it needs to be. Your surveyor may ask you for records you have on file.
This is the part of the survey process where a professional does show up and measure your property. A surveyor will use specialized equipment and techniques to measure angles, distances, and “monuments,” which are distinct survey markers.
How long it takes to do the fieldwork of your survey will depend on how large your property is and how difficult the terrain is. Our crews use advanced technology to survey properties, so we can perform on-site services quickly and efficiently.
Drafting and Presentation
The final part of the land survey process is crunching the numbers and putting them into a presentable, understandable document. Your surveyor will take the data that they collected through research and measurement and compare them with surveys of neighboring properties.
This final step will take significant skill in mathematics and computation, so it may take longer than the first two steps. To get the best results in a reasonable amount of time, you should have an experienced land surveyor working on your project.
Types of Surveys You Can Get in Rye City
Not every survey is the same. When you get a survey crew to evaluate your property, it’s usually because you have a specific transaction or project that you need the evaluation for. Different types of surveys will tell you different things about your property and will require different services from your surveyor.
Types of surveys that you can get in Rye City include:
- Boundary surveys, which show the borders of your property and any disputes there may be with neighboring properties
- Site plans, which show how planned improvements on your property would look and interact with the land
- Topographic surveys, which show elevation changes on your land
- Subdivision surveys, which split your property into different parcels
- ALTA/NSPS land title surveys, which are in-depth boundary surveys that show a comprehensive view of your property’s borders, utilities, insurance risks, and more
Scalice Land Surveying can perform all of these services. If you’re not sure what type of survey you need, consult with the party that has requested the survey or talk to a professional from our company.
Can I Survey My Own Land?
While you can technically find survey markers on your property and measure your land yourself, you cannot conduct an official survey. New York Education Law §7204 requires anyone officially conducting a land survey to have a license from the state.
There is a good chance that, if you survey your own land, the documents you draw up will not be sufficient for any transaction, refinancing, or improvement that you plan to make. It’s best to have a professional work on your land survey. When our technicians are on the job, you can rest assured that they are working efficiently and thoroughly to get you the information you need.
How Much does a Land Surveyor Cost in Rye City?
The cost of your land survey is not fixed, and it won’t be the same price as any other person’s survey. That’s because every property, every job, and every type of survey is different and requires something unique from the surveyor.
Costs of land surveys range widely – simple evaluations of small properties could be hundreds of dollars, while in-depth surveys of large plots of land can be thousands. The only way to understand how much you may pay is by getting an estimate from a professional.
The good news is that you can talk to one of our surveyors for free and get a no-fee quote for your survey. Someone from our company will be happy to talk about your situation and tell you what the price is likely to be.
Talk to a Land Surveyor in Rye City Today
When you need to know what is on your land and convey that to someone else like a buyer, lender, or contractor, you should have a professional on the job. Rye City land surveyors Scalice, P.C., can show up on time, get the data you need, and file your documents correctly.
Call us or contact us online today to get your FREE estimate. Our technicians are on call to talk to you.