Almost everyone has passed by a Utah land surveyor on the road, dressed in a reflective vest and thought, “What are they doing? Those tripods and sticks they carry, what are they for?”
The job of a land surveyor is to determine the three-dimensional positions of distances and points, and the angles in between them. At Diamond Land Surveying in Sandy, Utah, the points are then used to create state-of-the-art maps and boundaries for locations and ownership of properties.
While most people may only use land surveyors to determine the location of property lines, there are many other things land surveyors can do and reasons to use their services. Here are a few things you need to know about land surveying, so you know who to call when you need help.
Land Surveying Is More Useful Than You May Think
At Diamond Land Surveying, the surveys we do serve many purposes. As a homeowner in Sandy, you can use a professional land surveyor to:
Help with a New Home Purchase
New construction won’t always require a survey, but many mortgage lenders do. This helps to ensure that there are not potential land encroachments and that the borders are the property are actually as they are described in the real estate transaction.
Help with Settling Property Line Disputes
If you ever need to dispute your property lines with a neighbor, a surveyor can help to get the facts straight about where your property end and theirs begin. It’s important to note that the determination a professional surveyor reaches can have legal standing in court. So, you can count on the results to provide the proof you need to establish your property boundaries.
Our Sandy UT Land Surveying Services
At Diamond Land Surveying, we don’t simply do one type of land survey. The different land surveys we offer are meant to fulfill your needs. They include:
An ALTA survey (American Land Title Association and National Society of Professional Surveyors) is done when you’re purchasing a commercial property, investment property or occasionally a home. Title companies may require an ALTA survey to be completed before they will issue title insurance. ALTA surveys are most commonly used when a lender requires it for a commercial mortgage.
If there is a legal dispute regarding the property, easement issues, or any other aspect that has to do with the boundaries of a property, this survey can help. It’s used to determine the corners and boundaries of properties – even if it’s something you want for your own records.
Do you have a piece of land that you need to be subdivided into multiple lots? Then this specific survey can be used to do just that. Once it’s completed, the survey is filed at the recorder’s office in land survey records.
Surveys are used in more situations than many people realize. If you require surveys for your residential or commercial projects, then Diamond Land Surveying in Sandy, Utah is here to help. Also, we can provide expert 3D laser scanning and modeling services.
For more information, or to schedule a Sandy UT land surveyor for your project, contact our office now.