When you need to conduct any form of land surveying, you need to hire a professional land surveying firm to do it for you. Land surveying is not merely measuring a parcel of land with a ruler or a yardstick. It has technicalities and follows certain industrial standards to ensure the highest-quality and most accurate results, which can affect your decision to build, use, or expand a land or an existing property. Choosing a professional land surveying firm should be easy when you consider the following tips:
- Pick an experienced land surveying company – How many years has the firm been active? Opt for a company that has been around for at least a decade. One of the leading land surveying companies in California has been providing a wide array of surveying services for three decades, making them among the most trustworthy and reliable service providers preferred by government agencies, private entities, and local businesses in the state. Some of the most experienced professional land surveying firms offer their services throughout the western United States.
- Find out what types of land surveying services they offer – A professional land surveying firm should be flexible and knowledgeable in conducting ALTA/ACSM, environmental, topographic, geodetic, boundary, residential property, 3D, high-definition, and GPS surveys. Remember to read reviews and testimonials about the firm and their services, so you can verify their quality and efficiency from the words of previous clients. Consider looking up the firm’s previous work, too.
- Make sure they have the right equipment and tools for conducting those surveys – Seasoned land surveying companies invest in the latest and proven technologies that can help them provide better services and guarantee high-quality results to their clients. Some of these include 3D laser scanners and advanced GPS land surveying systems, along with traditional tools for measuring and studying land.
- Learn the credentials of the firm and its land surveyors – Land surveyors are only considered ‘professional’ if they are licensed by the State of Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. The firm must be a licensed business in the state or city where you need to survey to be conducted, too.
About the Author:
Armando Dupont, a professional land surveyor, started his career in surveying in 1977 and has extensive experience in managing personnel and projects. His experience includes: topographic mapping, boundary surveys and analysis, construction and control surveying, preparation of tract and parcel maps, earth work calculation and quantities, targeting and control for photogrammetric, and land title surveys in accordance with the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. Mr. DuPont founded Calvada Surveying, Inc. in 1989 and is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of California.