The survey most frequently required by property owners to establish the exact boundary corners of the property. The property is related to the land department of area by the deeds and plat information of the area. The plats are the old survey documents which looks similar to one shown below. The bearing information may or may not be available based on the age of the plat.
Why is the property Survey Required?
The property surveys are generally required to stop any disputes between neighboring lot lines and your property. These are primary documents prior to sale and purchase of property. It is also required during beginning of any construction activity for building, fence etc. it is a legal document for every one once performed from the registered surveyors.
Plats helps us understand the location of boundary lines, markers, triangulation information and easement information. Deeds are also legal documents similar to plats, which describe the boundary lines and bounds or the public land survey system.
The bounds in a system uses a bearing (or direction) and length (or distance) between survey points to describe the property. Bearings are described using a standard specific notation followed by most of the surveyors. It is notation that converts the compass azimuth to bearing notation. This can also be understood by adding number (0 for NE, 90for SE, 180 for SW and 270 for NW) to the listed measurement to find matching azimuth. For example, the description might list a starting point, then a next marker 300 feet to S60W from that point.
This means that the next marker is 300 feet away and roughly to the southwest. S60W would be 240 degrees (60 +180) using the azimuth system. The boundary survey generally involves re-survey the property for re-establishing the boundary by identifying the existing iron rods, pipes and other information. The surveyor also looks around for point on curvature, nail on disk any permanent monuments that can be related with the plat. The boundary surveyor then draws the lot with existing and altered features like the sidewalks.