As a property owner, knowing your property boundary lines is crucial. Without property line markers, it’s easy to accidentally encroach on a neighbor’s land or undervalue a property. Whether you’re buying or selling land, you can avoid costly mistakes with a surveyor’s help.
Land surveyors are experts in finding property lines and staking them. Property line staking gives landowners peace of mind knowing their new construction will not lead to encroachment or other property disputes. Every landowner should undergo the line staking process.
What Is Property Line Staking?
Property lines are the outermost edges of a plot of land. A licensed land surveyor can place a metal or wooden rod (also known as a property pin) at each corner. The surveyor will cap them with colors to help identify the pins.
We recommend all landowners stake or locate their property lines before starting a new construction project or adding structural improvements to a plot of land. If the property pins are metal, they can be found using a metal detector.
The Benefits of Property Line Markers
Physical markers make property boundaries visible. Defined boundary lines make life easier for you, your neighbors, and any contractors working on your property.
Physical Markers Resolve Boundary Disputes
Plot owners with long property lines or traverse terrain may have difficulty recognizing boundary lines. When you are unsure of where your lot ends and the adjoining property begins, boundary disputes arise.
Property line staking makes land division clear. The stakes make it easier for you to move forward with construction or landscaping projects without trespassing onto your neighbor’s lawn. Likewise, the markers also deter neighbors from accidentally encroaching on your land.
Property Stakes Prevent Encroachment
Encroachment is a real estate term that describes intrusion on another person’s property. It is a form of trespassing and can refer to people, vegetation, or artificial structures that cross over boundary lines.
Encroachment can be intentional. However, in most cases, it is accidental. Marking plot lines with property stakes prevents the issue from occurring.
Think of property staking as drawing a line in the sand. It clearly defines which parcel of land belongs to you versus your neighbor. If a neighbor is guilty of encroachment, you can rely on the property stakes to demonstrate where they are trespassing into your property.
Staking Property Lines Helps Determine Plot Value
Property staking makes it easy to measure total land acreage and dimensions. Real estate agents can use these specific measurements to value a property and make it more desirable to potential buyers. Property stakes are an asset in the selling process because they:
- Define total land measurement
- Help buyers visualize a plot’s actual size
- Protect property value
Boundary Line Markers Help Utilize Land
If you don’t know the exact dimensions of your property, you may be missing out on opportunities.
Property markers often reveal property lines that extend further than plot owners expect. That means landowners have more space to install additions or add new land features to their plots. Without property stakes, you may not be maximizing all of your space.
Property Line Staking Ensures Construction Compliance
Before moving forward with new construction processes, stake your property line. Most permits require property markers when building near lot lines. The stakes will also ensure you are not guilty of encroachment and help you avoid a legal dispute with a neighbor.
Our Process for Staking Property Lines
Our process for staking a property line begins by locating property corner markers. If the corners are unmarked, we place stakes in the necessary locations. Our surveyors verify correct property dimensions and stake placement by checking the property’s deed before setting any markers. Once we outline the property corners, we can visualize the boundary lines.
Typically, our surveyors place stakes at all property corners. Our techs tend to use additional stakes when the line of sight is blocked by rough terrain or overgrown vegetation. But we are happy to position the markers as far or close together as you would like.
Why Choose Us to Stake Your Property Lines
If you are adding a fence or applying for a building permit, let an expert mark your property lines first. A professional land surveyor stakes property lines and ensures correct land division.
Our team is made up of experienced property staking experts who ensure all property markings align with the plot’s legal definition. We use high-quality surveying equipment to get the job done quickly and accurately.
With over 20 years of experience, our crew is New York’s go-to land surveying and property staking specialists. Reach out to discuss your needs with one of our sales consultants. We will explain our process in greater detail and provide an estimate for your upcoming survey.
New York’s Boundary Line Staking Experts: Contact Us Now
If you need assistance staking a property line in New York, get in touch with Scalice Land Surveying. As your local full-service land surveying company, we provide residential and commercial property owners with a wide range of surveying services.
Contact us now to learn more about boundary surveys, property line staking, and the other land surveying assistance our experts provide.