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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

Mapping the Ever-Changing Coastline

July 23, 2018 9:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The threat of rising sea levels has created a great deal of concern in coastal states like Alabama. In addition to the threat it poses to the environment through flooding and the significant amount of funding it will take to keep water levels at bay, it will also result in the need for new land surveys on a widespread basis, as people’s owned land literally erodes away. This is nothing new on a historical level—the earliest inhabitants of coastlines on the Gulf of Mexico were also forced to adapt their lifestyles and move their homes in response to changing water... View Article

How to Handle Property Disputes with Land Surveying

July 6, 2018 7:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Land disputes between neighbors are relatively common, especially after recent changes in property ownership. For example, neighbors commonly argue about who’s responsible for maintaining a fence located along the property line, who should have to pick up fallen branches or do yard-work and landscaping near the boundary, or simply where the property line begins and ends. The best way to settle these sorts of disputes is by hiring a professional land surveyor to perform a boundary survey in Mobile, AL. Upon the completion of this survey, you’ll have a clear map of exactly where the property lines lie, which will... View Article