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What Are Mapping Services?

February 18, 2021 12:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When we log onto Google Maps or Bing Maps to search an area, most of us don’t put too much thought into where that map came from or all of its potential uses. But that’s not how a real estate surveyor in Mobile, AL looks at it! Professionals know that map was probably created in a program called ArcMap and then published to an ArcGIS Server for anyone in the world to view and use. This post will cover more about how we use map services every day. Ways professionals use a mapping service One of the best parts of... View Article

What’s the Difference Between ALTA/ACSM and Boundary Surveys?

February 8, 2021 6:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Property owners in Mobile, AL have a general idea of what surveyors do, but often don’t realize surveyors might offer vastly different services. For example, those who aren’t familiar with all the different types of surveys available run the risk of paying for boundary outlines when they really need an ALTA/ACSM survey. Here’s a quick rundown so you know what to request from your surveyor. Detailed assessments of the property Boundary surveys are quite simple—as their name suggests, these surveys take note of boundary lines so the property owner understands the scope of their land. Surveyors create a general map... View Article

The Benefits of Aerial Drone Surveys

January 25, 2021 6:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When people think of a land surveyor, they often visualize a person peering through some type of lens mounted on a tripod. However, surveys have evolved far beyond traditional measuring instruments. Aerial drone surveying has rapidly become the preferred method in recent years for many reasons. Take a look at why surveyors in Mobile, AL have started collecting topographical data with drones. Collect accurate data Aerial drone surveying is known for its high degree of accuracy. Drones contain sensors that scan a piece of property and record thousands more data points compared to traditional land surveys. Their cameras take pictures... View Article

The Benefits of Perc Testing

January 7, 2021 1:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you have a septic system on your property in Mobile, AL, you will at some point need to engage in percolation testing on the system, a process also referred to as “perc testing” for short. Perc tests are an important part of long-term septic system maintenance. But what exactly is perc testing, and why is it so important? Let’s take a closer look. Perc testing explained Percolation tests are performed by Mobile, AL engineers to measure how fast the water is capable of flowing through the soil on your property, a speed measured in “percolation rate.” The end of... View Article

What Can Change Your Property Line?

December 24, 2020 1:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Property line disputes are fairly common in communities throughout the United States. In some cases, these disputes could lead to lawsuits if the property owners are unable to come to a solution on their own, which could potentially lead to a court order for the boundary lines to be redrawn with the assistance of a professional land surveyor. In the vast majority of cases, the only thing that can lead to property line changes in Mobile, AL is a court order to have a property re-surveyed and the boundaries re-established. Here’s some information about the circumstances that can result in... View Article