When building improvements upon residential property (such as a new structure or add-on), the builder or the local authorities may require one or more as-built surveys to ensure the construction is proceeding according to plan. Point to Point Land Surveyors, Inc. can perform these surveys with a high level of accuracy to satisfy the requirements of local or state regulations and to help the contractor measure the progress of improvements.
Understanding As-Built Surveys
Unlike land or boundary surveys which measure the boundaries or features of the land itself, an as-built survey is designed to show any and all improvements to the land at a given point in time. Any residential construction or improvement project begins with a site plan which shows the location and dimensions of proposed improvements. For comparison, as-built surveys measure these improvements as they’re being built to ensure they are conforming to the proposed site plan. Depending on the size and scope of the project, as-built surveys may occur numerous times during construction, and again at completion, to make sure all aspects of the project have been constructed in the right way, and in the right place.
When Are As-Built Surveys Required Or Recommended?
Quite often, local or state zoning boards will require a certain number of as-built surveys during the course of a construction project to verify that improvements are complying with applicable regulations, as well as with any proposed plans already on file. The rules for these as-built surveys as to detail and frequency may vary according to local regulations and requirements. Even if local authorities don’t require them, however, a good contractor may call for an as-built survey several times during the course of the project to make sure the building is proceeding according to plan, as well as to measure the progress of construction against the projected timeline for completion. If mistakes or variances have occurred during construction, it’s much easier and less costly to make these adjustments along the way than after everything is completed.
Given all that is at stake, accuracy is critical when performing as-built surveys. For this reason, you should only hire a licensed land surveyor you can trust to get the job done right. To learn more about our quality residential as-built surveys and to obtain a quote, contact Point to Point Land Surveys today.