The purpose of a boundary survey is to establish the boundary lines of a new parcel of land, or to reestablish the boundary lines of an existing parcel of land. The land surveyors at Johnson and Scofield will conduct the necessary research, and collect the necessary field data, to accurately determine where the boundary lines of your property exist. We then physically mark these boundary lines by placing a 1”X18” iron pipe monument flush with the ground surface at the corners of the parcel. A plastic cap bearing the license number of the supervising land surveyor is affixed to the top of the pipe. A four foot steel fence post with a sign bearing our company name is then placed alongside the set iron to make the position of the boundary corner visible to you and others. Our staff will document any encroachments across your boundary lines, and also document any other relevant information that may affect your rights to your property. The results of the boundary survey are presented to you on a Certificate of Survey drawing, which is a graphic representation of the parcel boundaries. Information documented on the Certificate of Survey includes, but is not limited to:
- The exact acreage of the parcel.
- The encroachments across boundary lines onto the parcel.
- The location of the survey monuments that we have placed or found at the boundary corners and/or along the boundary lines of the parcel.
- The parcel description, or statement defining the location of the parcel.
- A statement signed by the supervising licensed land surveyor, certifying your land survey by a licensed professional.
A boundary survey can be a useful tool when the location of a boundary line is in dispute, when making an addition to your home or improvement to your property, protecting against the loss of property to an outside party who wishes to gain legal interest in your land and when listing your property for sale. Example1, Example2