head Calvada Surveying, Inc: July 2016

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Significance of Residential Property Survey

Part of responsible home ownership is knowing everything about your property, including its legal description, precise measurements, where it starts, and where it ends. This knowledge makes you a smarter and responsible homeowner than other property owners. However, most people hire a professional surveyor only when they encounter common property boundary issues, when in fact, a residential property survey must be conducted, even before constructing anything on a parcel of land. Here are few points that can help you understand the significance of a residential property survey:
  • It is not merely a measurement of property boundaries – A residential property survey will not merely calculate the boundaries of your land. It is a complex procedure that involves research and analysis of the land before determining the property's plot and boundaries. Professional land surveyors look up previous surveys conducted on your land too, since these may influence current land conclusions.
  • In can be conducted for other reasons, too – Residential property surveys are typically ordered before building any property or in the case of dubious lands, but they can be conducted for other purposes like property line staking, foundation location surveys, lot splits, as-built surveys, and house site plans. Seasoned land surveyors use state-of-the-art equipment and innovative technology to take precise measurements of your property and determine other issues that may be related to your land.
  • Get advice on the differences between existing and previous land records and surveys – Land surveyors will measure and determine every location several times before getting the average to determine the accurate location of the points on a map. Likewise, they will advise you if they find any changes or differences in the current survey and the previous land survey. An example of such as situation is when a neighbor has encroached on your property or has built a fence within your boundary.

3D Laser Scanning Services and Their Uses

High-definition surveying is recommended for faster and accurate results, especially for applications where mistakes and data inaccuracy could mean unpleasant and costly results. 3D laser scanning is among the most advanced and updated among high definition land surveying methods. This HD survey technique is used by builders, project developers, and architects to obtain crucial data on land that is already being used or constructed and needs further examination for destruction, remodeling, or renovation.

One of the benefits of 3D laser scanning is that it is non-destructive and non-contact. It takes digital images of the shape of a physical object using a line of laser, then loading the exact shape and size of that object into a computer as a three-dimensional image. The technology lets you view the finest details. It can capture any free-form shape, too, making it ideally suitable for measuring and inspecting complex geometries and contoured surfaces.

HD 3D laser scanning involves a versatile state-of-the-art scanning system that is fast and accurate. It works together with high-end software used for viewing the scanned images in panoramic view. The software can quickly and easily display the markups and other crucial measurements, too. The scanner takes photo realistic 360 x 320-degree panoramic scans, too, so surveyors have more precise and exclusive 3D images for reference.
A 3D HD survey can be applied to different applications, such as the following:
  1. Damage and condition assessment
  2. Creation or updating of as-built documentation
  3. 3D semi-automated modeling
  4. Clash/interference checking
  5. Weld peaking reports
  6. Deformation analysis
  7. Tank/vessel volume information 
The technology behind 3D laser scanning services make them versatile for other applications, too, including the creation of 2D plans and data exchange with CAD platforms. The survey can provide comprehensive 3D CAD models quickly and precisely from point clouds, thus, saving you time and effort. The service is applicable on any project's developmental phase, such as the planning and initiation phase, upgrading phase, and at the end of the project.