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How to Settle Property Disputes Through Land Surveying

October 8, 2018 8:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Nobody wants to get into a fight with their neighbor. After all, it isn’t easy to avoid someone who lives a few feet away, and neighbors are often the ones we rely on when an emergency arises. But unfortunately, sometimes a dispute with a neighbor is hard to avoid. The question of where one person’s property ends and another’s begins is one of the most common topics of disagreements between neighbors. Fortunately, there is an easy and reliable way to settle such a dispute: investing in topographical surveying in Mobile, AL. Read on to learn about how property disputes arise,... View Article

What Is a Survey, and Why Would You Need One?

September 24, 2018 8:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Do you know what a survey is? Chances are, the first thing that comes to mind when you read the word “survey” is when a telemarketer or political polling firm calls you right in the middle of dinner—but we aren’t talking about that kind of survey! Just as a receipt tells you exactly what you paid for at the store, and a college transcript tells you which classes you took and what your exact grades were in each class, a land survey can give you a complete picture of what the land you own looks like. Here’s an overview of... View Article

What Is Topographical Surveying in Mobile, AL?

September 5, 2018 3:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Property owners should carefully assess the value that is in their land. After all, for most of us, our property is our largest investment. It’s important to survey the boundaries of the land, but there is value in surveying its topography as well. Experienced surveying companies in Mobile, AL should be able to provide many different types of land surveys. Topographical surveying in Mobile, AL may be essential for your next project. What is a Topographical Land Survey? A topographical land survey is primarily concerned with the manmade and natural features on the land itself. This is in contrast with... View Article

Why Property Line Surveying in Mobile, AL Is Important

August 22, 2018 3:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For most Alabamans, our greatest investment is in our property. It’s our livelihood, our home and our future. The land we own is not only ours, but ours to steward for future generations. How does a proper land survey play into this important role? Is one necessary? Is it even that important? There are too many horror stories that could have been easily avoided with a competent property line survey. Choosing a reputable and established land surveyor in Mobile, AL to conduct a property line survey is essential for all property owners. Improves Relationship with Neighbors The old saying “good... View Article

New Elevation Certificates Required in Flood Zones

August 6, 2018 9:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This past fall, FEMA released updated maps for flood zones, and also a brand new Elevation Certificate. The new Elevation Certificate is used to certify elevations of building components to determine rules or insurability. Of particular note on the form is fields that require specification of whether the elevation recording is based on the 1927 datum or the 1983 datum, as well as the level of precision of data entered. The new form is available on the FEMA website. Here are a few frequently asked questions about FEMA flood zones to provide further information and context. Representatives of surveying companies... View Article