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Reasons to Have Your Property Surveyed

Horizon Land Works is proud to provide expert land surveying services in Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico. Committed to providing you with the most accurate and high-quality results, we pride ourselves on our expedient turnaround times and customer satisfaction. Contact us today to see how we can best serve your needs.

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at a few scenarios in which you will need a land survey. Read on to learn more!

New Building Projects

The first step of any new building project should be a professional land survey. This will help you understand not only the specifications of the land, as well as some of the responsibilities that you may have in owning the plot of land. Even though you may own a specific plot, there may be specific areas that are reserved for use by your neighborhood association, meaning that you cannot build onto those specific areas. Additionally, while there may be limitations as to certain areas that you aren’t allowed to build on or alter, it may still require you to care for them.

Some areas have legal requirements that specify specific distances for various parts of a home, like between a garage and a property line. Understanding this is integral when it comes to the building process for a home or business. The last thing you want is to move forward without having the accurate information you need, as the problems that can result from doing so are less than ideal.

Getting a professional land survey before beginning your new building project will ensure that you will have a fully accurate understanding of the specifics of your land, the responsibilities that you may have inherited, and what is and isn’t allowed in relation to the specifics of the construction process.

Boundary Related Disputes

While some of us have been fortunate enough to live next to cooperative and friendly neighbors, others have been less than lucky. Personal disputes aside, a common issue that neighbors tend to have with each other has to do with property, and where the specific lines are drawn in relation to each others’ land.

When extreme weather conditions damage or tear down trees, they often end up falling far from their initial place, causing disputes between neighbors. Has the tree remained on the property of its owner, or has it now fallen into the neighbors’ property? Furthermore, who is responsible for its removal?

When gardening, there can often be disputes between neighbors about where their property ends and yours begins. You could have spent a whole weekend making your garden look lush and gorgeous, only to find that your neighbor is complaining about how it is on their property.

Perhaps you’ve decided to add a tool shed on your property to accommodate all your gardening tools and supplies. The last thing you want is to go through all the costs and troubles of purchasing and building a tool shed, only to find that you have to tear it down, as it is infringing on property that either belongs to your neighbor or the city.

All of these scenarios as well as many others can be both remedied and avoided by getting a land survey. Doing so will help you better understand what does and doesn't belong to you, as well as your neighbors. Having a better idea of the boundaries of your property will help you avoid mishaps like these, and you can have the peace of mind in knowing what is and isn’t yours.

Updating Your Existing Survey

While land surveys don't typically have an exact shelf life, their accuracy is of the utmost importance. The moment any sort of changes are made, they are immediately rendered obsolete and require an update. Any new additions to one’s property-from pools to fences and beyond can instantly change things, requiring you to update your current land survey. Getting an upgraded land survey will keep you up to date, ensuring that you aren’t making changes according to an outdated document. While it varies from state to state, most surveyors are liable to provide you with accurate and updated information for anywhere between five to ten years.

Expert Land Surveying Services in Louisiana

Those are just a few examples of scenarios in which you need a land survey. From new homeowners to people just needing to stay current on the boundaries of their property, having an accurate and up-to-date land survey can provide you with benefits in more ways than one. If you’re in need of land surveying services in Louisiana, Texas, or New Mexico, the experienced professionals at Horizon Land Works are here to help. Drawing on our years of experience and unmatched professionalism, we aim to provide our clients with accurate and expedient service. To learn more about how we can best serve your needs, get in touch with us today.