The Path Forward: Understanding the Importance of Land Surveying

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mount rushmore with a beautiful blue sky as a backdropHere’s a fun fact for you, did you know that three of the four presidents immortalized on Mount Rushmore were land surveyors? It’s true. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln were all proud of land surveyors. It’s a beautiful thought; these men who basically build the America we know and love today also played their part in literally surveying America’s own land. The importance of land surveyors goes as far back as history immemorial. If you’re looking for land surveying assistance in the Southwest region, give Land-Mark Professional Land Surveyors a call!

What Goes Into Land Surveying

Although there have been many advancements in modern technology that have made land surveying as accurate as possible, the basic tenets of land surveying are the same as they were in Washington’s day. The measuring of properties and land in order to determine boundaries is as important in this day and age as it was back when the Louisiana Purchase first went through. Let’s say you purchased some land and you plan to develop said land. Before doing so, you must have it surveyed by a professional land surveyor. Avoiding this can lead to many issues in the future.

The Right First Step

Just imagine, you buy land, develop it, and build a shopping center over it. Then, a few years later, you find out the person who owns the plot of land adjacent to yours wants to develop it as well and a land surveyor determines you built on the neighboring land. This will undoubtedly lead to litigation and other legal issues you’d rather avoid. So, before breaking ground, hire a land surveyor. With their findings, you’ll be able to take the first steps towards building whatever you may have in mind. Even if you’re not currently planning on developing your land, it’s still a good idea to have it surveyed. This information will be incredibly useful, no matter what you plan to do with your land.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward

If you’re ready to partake in the century-long tradition of land surveying, then contact Land-Mark Land Surveying! We are the area’s foremost land surveying team which means our work is second to none. When it comes to land surveying, it’s in your best interest to not cut corners; the end result may be more harmful than good and you’ll have to face the negative ramifications further on down the road. Let our team survey your land so you can move ahead with your dreams, whatever they may be.

How Land Surveyors Shaped (and Continue to Shape) America

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a land surveyor working with a theodoliteLet’s transport ourselves to middle school history class. Do you recall the term “manifest destiny?” This was a 19th-century belief that the United States had a destiny (appointed by God) to expand across the entire North American continent. This was much more than a physical expansion of the nation; it was an expansion of the democracy and capitalism that was the foundation of the United States. Manifest destiny was much more than a belief, as it became a reality rather quickly. The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 doubled the size of the young United States, kicking manifest destiny into gear. Soon afterward, the famous Lewis and Clark expedition took place. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were both land surveyors (amongst many other things) so they were the perfect candidates for such an expedition. This is just one example of the importance of land surveyors in America’s history.

How the Dominion of the United States Spread from East to West

The United States acquired large parts of Mexico in the early and mid 19th century. By 1846, we acquired the Oregon Territory thanks to a treaty with Great Britain. By 1850, the United States had grown to the size it is today. Fewer than 100 years after we declared independence from England, the United States ostensibly quadrupled in size. This is where land surveyors came into play. With so much land available, it was necessary for land surveyors to document each piece of the new America. Many land surveyors actually went on to become presidents of the United States. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln all held the title of land surveyor. In fact, it was Thomas Jefferson who sent Lewis & Clark on their famous expedition of the Louisiana Purchase.

Land Surveyors Continue Making History

Although the days of early America are far behind us, land surveying still plays a major role in our modern society. Today, land surveyors pinpoint where your particular land begins and ends so you won’t accidentally build over someone else’s land. Surveyors are able to set boundaries as well. Many things have changed since the days of Lewis & Clark. Now, we’re able to use highly advanced technology to garner the most accurate readings. If you own land and want to begin developing it, make sure to speak with a land surveyor from Land-Mark Professional Surveying. We offer our services to clients in the Southwest regions of El Paso and New Mexico. When you partake in land surveying, you’re partaking in American history! 

3 Reasons Surveying Your Property is a Good Idea

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a man surveying land When building over land, you will want first to find a surveyor who is knows about surveying in El Paso property. This is important because a knowledgeable surveyor can give you pertinent information about the property. Here at Land-Mark Professional Surveying, we want you to avoid as many problems as possible. Here are a few things a survey can tell you about a property before you begin to dig.

Surveying El Paso for Boundary Lines

When inspecting a property for purchase or to add onto, you will want to know where the borders reach.  Often, it will not be enough to take physical measurements of the building. That is because legally, the property could either extend further beyond the border or closer within it.  If it extends further, you can make better use of the space you have. If the border is smaller than anticipated, you may be encroaching on nearby properties. This can become a hassle if neighbors ever survey their own property and find out you withheld information.

Surveying for Zoning Classification

If you are planning on building or buying a building for industrial purposes, a survey can help. Because every city has classified different zones for different purposes, you may not be able to build. For example, if you want to maintain a small farm in your backyard there will be laws prohibiting you. Specifically, a farm belongs in agricultural zones as opposed to a residential zone where your home is.

Utility Companys Rightsa land surveyor using a  theodolite to survey land

Another advantage to surveying El Paso properties is finding out what equipment a utility company has on your property. If a water company has already built a pipeline underneath the property, they could prevent you from building. While it may not be a problem at first, they can potentially use your property for any repairs. Similarly, if there are electric lines overhead, an electric company can prevent you from growing trees there.

By surveying El Paso property first, you can avoid all of these problems. When you decide to build in El Paso, it is important to find a surveyor with plenty of experience.  Land-Mark Professional Surveying has been in business for over 25 years. Our trained professionals can find out if your property may run into trouble in the near or distant future.

The History of the Boundary Survey

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Stonehenge at dusk Boundary surveys in El Paso identify the outer edges of a plot of land. The purpose is to make sure that the owner of the plot of land knows what pieces of ground are theirs and where their property ends. Land-Mark Professional Surveying, Inc. can provide assistance with boundary surveys in El Paso. The practice of surveying dates back even before people began building structures. Now, in the modern age, Land-Mark Professional Surveying can help.

History of Surveying

In 2,500 B.C., prehistoric surveyors set Stonehenge’s area with Peg and Rope geometry. Surveys, therefore, date back at least this far. When it comes to boundary surveys specifically, ancient Egyptians used to use simple geometry and a rope structure to conduct this type of survey. The rope structure and the geometric tools would re-establish the boundaries of lands after the Nile River flooded each year. In ancient Rome, land surveyors were professionals. With the developing of more tools, the modern surveying process began. And, in 1620, Gunter’s Chain was first introduced to make it possible for plots of land to be surveyed for both legal purposes as well as for commercial purposes. The long tradition of surveying began so long ago continues to this day.an engineer performing boundary surveys

Boundary Surveys in El Paso

And now, many years later, land surveys and boundary surveys are as important as ever. They are used for the same common reasons as they were back in ancient times. It is still as crucial as ever to have these important surveys done on your land. So, if you are buying, selling, or improving a plot of land, boundary surveys in El Paso will arm you with the information that you need to go into the transaction fully informed.  We can provide you with the boundary surveying help you require. Contact Land-Mark Professional Surveying, Inc. today!

Why Would You Need to Survey State Land?

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two civil engineers superimposed over the current construction of buildings as the sun sets casting a burnt yellow glow over the horizonState land surveys in El Paso can be tedious and difficult. For this reason, being in partnership with a good team is crucial for success. Landmark Professional Surveying Inc. is by far the best candidate for the job. We provide services using only the latest in technology and easy and comprehensible drafting approach.

What Goes Into State Land Surveys

State land surveys are incredibly useful and important. With the surveys, the state is able to determine which land would best fit state institutions. These institutions may include, for example, new schools or hospitals.  You may not realize that the building a state projects requires many hands on deck. City officials, district managers and construction firms can make it a long and arduous process to go through.  However, once all the permits have been approved, it’s time to get started. To begin with, you must find a company that will help you survey the land and determine its usefulness and sustainability.

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Landmark Professional Surveying Inc. offers state land surveys, specialized for state related projects.  In fact, Landmark Professional Surveying Inc. has over 20 years of experience in the field. Highly trained professionals make up our team. We will deliver the best quality work in a timely manner. We use only the latest technology to provide the most accurate information possible.  Now, like any other business, state land surveys are very much a requirement before construction even begins. Even more important given that it’s a state project and probably will be using state budget to construct.  Therefore, the right preparation is necessary. So, we can assure how correctly everything will be done.

Save time and prepare early! Contact Landmark Professional Surveying Inc. now. Be ahead of the game with the best team of professionals behind you every step of the way.

What to do to Prepare for Land Development in El Paso, TX

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land surveyors preparing for land developmentWhen developing a concept and a plan for any type of construction it is essential to first begin with a land development plan to assert if the project is plausible one in the space of land chosen for such project.  Sure, location is a primal factor in the construction of any project. However—through careful research and surveying—it becomes clear that the land might not be entirely suitable.  For this reason, it is of the utmost importance to prepare for land development ahead of time and with the best team possible.  Land-Mark Professional Surveying, Inc. can help those who will begin land development in El Paso, TX.

The Best Team for Land Development

Land development is most definitely a team effort, there are a lot of people involved in the process at the various stages of it. When developing land you are essentially altering the landscape, you are making a permanent change on the surface of the earth. Therefore, you need the best team possible to ensure everything will be done correctly and efficiently.  When partnering with an experienced surveying company look no further than Land-Mark Professional Surveying, Inc.

The Knowledge Necessary for Outstanding Land Developmenta new land development going underway

At Land-Mark Professional Surveying, Inc. you’ll find the best, most hardworking trained professionals who will ensure your project gets the best attention.  With a variety of surveys, the professionals at Land-Mark Professional Surveying, Inc. know everything from boundaries of the land to any improvements made in the land over the years.

Contact Land-Mark Professional Surveying, Inc. and discover what they have to offer and how they can help you go through your project with ease.

Why Are State Land Surveys Needed?

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Undertaking the building of a new school is a project many people are involved with from beginning to end. This includes city or town officials, district managers, a construction firm and a company dealing in state land surveys, like Landmark Professional Surveying. This last addition is one not many people think about, but one essential to the whole building process. Once a district gets approval and a construction site is found, one of the first orders of business is to verify the land on which you intend to build. Building a new school is a great idea to mold future generations. Here are just a few reasons why you need to make state land surveys a priority:

Getting construction staking done right the first time is a necessity. You need to make sure you know exactly where your allotted land begins and ends before you start laying in the foundation. Finding the right survey company is the first step in making sure that everything runs smoothly right from the start.
When you use Landmark Professional Surveying, we use all of the latest technology like total stations that ensure the land locations and other necessities for your school are accurate and efficient.
A good surveying company will have a clearly laid out process that is easy to understand. Landmark Professional Surveying has dependable drafting capabilities so the finished product will be clear and easy to understand.

Landmark Professional Surveying is the clear choice for dependable, accurate land surveying. We have been in business since 1991 and are the industry leader when it comes to state land surveys in El Paso. Contact us today to find out more about our surveying services.

The First Essential Step in Land Development

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If you are interested in developing a new subdivision in west El Paso, your first step is to partner with an experienced survey company that provides assistance with land development in the city. Landmark Professional Surveying, Inc., can provide you with the assistance you need throughout the process of developing a new subdivision. It is imperative you do your due diligence on any plot of land where you are considering new construction, and this starts with getting comprehensive surveys before you make an offer on a plot of land. You need to ensure the land is able to support the land development that you are looking to do- and a survey company can help you to make that decision.

Why Do You Need a Surveying Company’s Help for Land Development?
There are many things you need to know when undertaking land development in El Paso, like what the boundaries are for a given plot of land, what improvements (if any) there have already been to the land, and what easements or encumbrances are found within the land. You need to know if utilities are already on the land, or can be added, and where those utilities are located so you can carve up the land into different plots to develop. You also need to understand the topographical features of the land to make sure the land is well-suited to your desired purposes.

Trust Our Experience and Reliable Services
Landmark Professional Survey offers multiple different types of surveys done by fully-licensed and fully-trained industry professionals. Many individuals and businesses interested in land development in El Paso trust us to do all of their surveying for them because they can work with one company they know will do it all right. We provide our services throughout the Southwest and have been a leading provider of surveying services since 1991.

To learn more about how Landmark Professional Survey can help you get all the information you need to move forward with land development in El Paso, contact us today.

What Are Boundary Surveys and Why Are They Needed?

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Boundary land surveys are necessary in order to determine the exact dimensions of a land that has been left to someone else. Not only will these kinds of surveys make sure that the parcel of land matches land spelled out in a will, but also find out whether or not the land has been encroached upon, and if the land is subject to any regulations at both the state and local level. There are phases of a boundary land survey that are necessary in order to make sure the rules are followed when performing one of these land surveys.

Research Must Be Done
The first step of land boundary surveys is to make sure that the land surveyor does the proper amount of research into the records involving the parcel of land. A boundary survey can be good for up to 30 years, or if/when whoever owns the land decides to break it up and sell pieces.

The Records of Boundary Construction Must Be Examined
The state of Texas has recorded data on every piece of land in the state. When the dimensions of a particular piece of land are in question, it is the job of the land surveyor to go through these records, and all documentation, to determine the boundaries. This is why it is essential that an accurate boundary survey is done, which is why you need the services of Land-Mark Professional Surveying, Inc.

Check Into All Boundary Construction Information
Land surveyors will begin at the Texas General Land Office, but this is not the only record office they must check over. They must also head on over to the county clerk, the county appraisal district, utility companies, and any other departments that may have any information about the piece of land in question. From all of this information, a land surveyor will create a sketch of the land based on the information that was uncovered.

The Field Work and Final Survey
After all records have been looked at, and a sketch has been created, it is time for some work out in the field. At this time, it is time for an actual survey, and a land surveyor may use the aid of technology such as a GPS device. Once the land has been scanned, and technology has been used to map it out, then a final survey is done, and all lines of the land are located.
When it comes time for a land boundary survey, Land Mark Professional Survey, Inc., is able to handle such survey. Contact our offices today for more information.

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