Pesky trees and Power poles
Did a quick retracement survey of a parcel 50x150 that was originally surveyed in 1975. Found 2 corners one disturbed/leaning atrociously and the other pristine. The other 2 corners were somewhat difficult.
One was an iron rod sticking out of the ground about 2 feet tall and just inches away from a massive root system of an fairly mature hardwood. My gut tells me (along with the measurements I took) that the tree engulfed the original corner over the last 45 years. I think someone re-staked the iron as close as they could to the original location. (outside of reporting what I found, how would I handle this?)
The other corner was at the base of power pole right next to a telephone pedestal. Dug up 2 iron rods within a foot of each other. I'm pretty sure one was a grounding rod for the power pole. If the proper corner was properly flagged, it would have been easy. However, it had my son scratchin his head for a minute.
Every survey brings me closer to the realization that there is no "in and out" boundary survey.
This is why we get paid the big bucks. If it was easy, people would do it for themselves.
I'm pretty sure one was a grounding rod for the power pole.
That's why I'm always careful when I dig near a power pole. As you know, the smoothness of the rod identifies it as a grounding rod.
How well do they check with the adjoining owners corners you've found?
Be thankful you have one good monument. But you need to go beyond that lot. How do things fit with the adjoiners?