New to surveying!
Hello, I have recently taken an interest in surveying! As the owner of a relatively old property in my area, I've had a hard time finding someone local to come do a survey for me so I've been using information in these forums to help me understand what to look for (tools, old maps, etc...). So far, I'm having relatively decent luck finding my corners.
I'm excited to keep learning!
If you dangle enough money in front of a surveyor, you may get one!!
You have to be really careful, just because you found a marker, (pin, stone pile, pipe, etc.) does not mean it is your property corner. Especially with a very old piece of property, the complications are seemingly endless at times. I suggest you pay for a surveyor to come out there and do it right.
What seems simple usually is not. Working with a very small town that was platted in 1888. The plat shows the center of Main Street is the Section Line. Based on the evidence of everything in the town that is not true. The block lines are not parallel with the section line and the starting point for the plat is almost exactly 10 feet off from what is shown. Then they started adding little metes and bounds tracts by saying something like: Beginning 15 feet north of the northeast corner of lot 1 in block 2; thence..................... So if block 2 is off, then the metes and bounds tract is also off.
I've had a hard time finding someone local to come do a survey for me ...
They say that there are 3 desirable qualities in a survey. Good, fast, and cheap. You can choose any 2 from that list. If you choose good and cheap it may take awhile for the surveyor to get to you.
Finding and exposing your monuments should help keep your costs down, but its still a good idea to get a pro involved before you make any serious improvements to your property.