Bird's-Eye View: The Science Behind Construction And Contracting

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Bird's-Eye View: The Science Behind Construction And Contracting

Hi! I'm AJ and I have an unusual hobby. I love abseiling down buildings - legally, of course. It is a growing tourist activity and I have been lucky enough to try it in many parts of the world. When you are on top of a building and then making your descent, you really have time to admire the overall construction and materials used. It is actually mind-boggling to think about the builders and machines who have put together such amazing architecture. I've been reading quite a few books lately about construction techniques and I'm quite in awe of the science involved. I hope that you find the science behind construction as fascinating as I do. Thank you for your time.

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Improving Your Land? Why Start With A Professional Land Survey

If you're going to make improvements on bare land, you want to start with a land survey. You might think you can forgo the survey, but that's not the case. You might also think that you can do your own land survey, but that can lead to serious mistakes. If you're not sure you need a land surveyor, read the list provided below.

Here are four reasons to invest in professional land surveyor services. 

Avoid Miscalculations

If you're going to make improvements on your land, you need to start with the right calculations. But, that's difficult to do on your own. This is especially true if you don't have experience with land surveys. Unfortunately, miscalculations can cause problems with land ownership. For instance, it can increase or decrease the size of your property. It could also lead to encroachment. If that happens, your improvements could end up on neighbouring land. Luckily, you can avoid miscalculations. You can hire a land surveyor before you begin the improvements on your land. 

Include the Easements

If you're ready to make improvements on your land, you need to know the boundary lines. This includes the easements. Many people forget about the easements when calculating their property lines. Unfortunately, that mistake can cause serious problems. This is especially true if you overlook municipal easement lines. That's where a land surveyor comes into the picture. One of the benefits of hiring a land surveyor is that they'll include the easements in their survey. That means you'll get an accurate report of your property lines. 

Access Current Records

If you're going to build on your property, you need an accurate land survey.  One way to ensure accuracy is to start with a records search. Record searches allow you to get information on previous surveys. But, if you don't start with current records, your survey might not be as accurate as you need it to be. Unfortunately, that can happen when you survey your own land. That's why you need a professional land surveyor. Land surveyors have access to current land records. That means you'll get an accurate representation of your land. 

Reduce Equipment Errors

If you want accurate records for your land survey, it's time to hire a professional land surveyor. One of the problems with doing your own land survey is that you might not have access to the right equipment. Or, you might not know how to use the equipment. Unfortunately, equipment errors can undermine the accuracy of your land survey. That's why a land surveyor is so beneficial. A professional land surveyor will have the right equipment to avoid errors.