Boundary Surveys are conducted to establish the exact location, boundaries, or subdivision of a tract of land in any specified area. This type of survey requires professional registration in all states. Presently, boundary surveys generally consist of the following tasks:
- Establishing markers or monuments to define and thereby preserve the boundaries of land belonging to a private concern, a corporation, or the government.
- Relocating markers or monuments legally established by original surveys. This requires examining previous survey records and retracing what was done. When some markers or monuments, are missing, they are reestablished following recognized procedures, using whatever information is available.
- Rerunning old boundary lines to determine their lengths and directions. As a result of the high cost of land, old lines are re-measured to obtain more precise measurements.
- Subdividing estates into parcels of predetermined sizes and shapes.
- Calculating areas, distances, and directions and preparing the plat or survey to portray the survey data so that it can be used as a permanent record.
- Writing a technical/legal description for deeds.
Valentino & Associates Land Surveyors has prepared thousands of boundary surveys for our clients over the past 15 years. Boundary surveys represent 30% of our work and all of our field and office personnel are intimately familiar with the ins and outs of preparing a boundary survey.