Land Surveyors Are Artists with Scientific Expectations
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The Role of the Engineer
The relationship of a professional engineer and a land surveyor are both complimentary to one other as well as necessary. Their respective fields of expertise are vastly different, yet both of their services are essential for any successful project completion. Thus, a surveyor will always be important for an engineer in which ever field he may work because the crucial information of surveyor will enable the engineer to plan out the design and execute the project construction in the most precise fashion. Surveyors can provide the needed information related to aspects of the land such as the soil and advice the load factor which the land can resist. All in all, land surveyors assess the safety and are responsible for planned development of construction, engineers develop the plans which will be used in the actual construction process.
These days, most who are involved with large construction projects will employ the services of multiple surveyors for many purposes. Virtually every step of the construction process will involve a surveyor and/or his data from the field. So whether you are talking about construction of residential or commercial real estate, a company project or even a mortgage survey for a home, land surveyors are thought of as priority.
Fundamentally, knowledge of existing property corners (as indicated with property markers) is necessary before purchasing a piece of property. Knowing how to find your own property markers can save you time, expense, and trouble. But be aware that there's a big difference between finding established lines and setting new ones (or adjusting incorrect old ones). Only a licensed surveyor is legally qualified to set or move lines.
Below is a short video (for example purposes only)explaining many of the aspects of land surveying which make it important in the construction process:
Note: this video was shot in Missouri. Here in Charleston, our favorite real estate firm is of course, SC Property Pros.
Guest Post by Justin Farrow Creator of Land Surveyors United.
Special thanks to our friends at Land Surveyors United Global Social Support Network for Professional Land Surveyors for lending us a hand with this information and photos.