While you may have hired a surveyor to prepare a legal description of your property when you purchased it as a condition of your loan, a topographical survey offers additional details that are important for you to know. This specialized kind of survey includes natural characteristics and features of the land, both man-made and naturally occurring. You’ll have a record of the height, depth and size of these features. The map will also indicate their position and slope on your land. Here’s why it matters.
Protect Your Investment from Damaging Water
When you understand the topography of your property, you can better manage drainage and erosion concerns. Your map will indicate where solutions like grading would be appropriate.
Expedite the Planning of New Construction
Whether you plan on a new commercial or residential construction, knowing the location of physical obstacles like slopes and creeks in advance can improve your planning of structure positioning and drainage. It also helps you plan for excavation needs. Understanding the kind of soil that’s present and its depth dictates what kind of heavy equipment is needed and for how long to do the job.
To Ensure Compliance with Local Regulations
Some local governments may require a topographical map as part of your application for building or improvement permits for your home or business. Even if you have an old map, getting a new one created by a local surveyor is important because the features of land can change over time, and your map should match the current conditions of your property.
Will You Need a Topographical Survey of Your Land in Waller?
True Point Surveying has decades of experience in preparing highly detailed and technical surveys for residential and commercial clients. Licensed, bonded and insured, we are also available for ALTA surveys, short plats, formal plats, site planning and construction surveys. If a topographical survey would help you resolve property concerns about drainage, construction or permit applications, contact us for assistance today.
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