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What does it mean to be a land surveyor?

A land surveyor is an impartial, licensed professional that uses research and evidence to locate, relocate or resolve a boundary.  Surveyors must be certified under the State laws in the state they survey. Mendola & Associates P.C. provides professional and reputable service in the Tri-State area.

Surveyors mark, describe and map your property to determine boundaries and ownership. There are 4 steps to that process, these are:

Once field work on your property is finished, a map is drawn as physical proof of your boundary.  Professional surveyors use computer programs to produce a map and it is not finalized until it is sealed and certified by a professional land surveyor. The legal description is a deed description written once the map is finished. It gives a detailed description of your property.

Research includes the tracking down of documents like deeds, tax maps and other evidence to verify a property's boundaries. Field work is what it sounds like - surveyors out in the field. Professionals use landmarks like existing pipes or pins on your property to determine the boundaries of your property.

What's involved in the process?

Research and field work

Mapping and legal description

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Land surveyors

“Caveat Emptor” or “Buyer Beware” was the standard for purchasing property before the year 2000. Now there is a seller disclosure law in most states where the seller is required to disclose all problems involved with the property that are known to them. BUT What if the seller never had a land survey completed for their property? What if there are defects and anomalies in the deed that you are buying? Most sellers don’t have knowledge of encroachment issues that exist on their property until a survey is completed. Don’t rely on your Title Company or Insurance Company to resolve these problems after purchasing the property. Hire a Professional Surveyor to ensure that the deed is clear and concise and that there are no defects involved with the land.

Why should I get a Land Survey for the property that I’m purchasing or selling?

If you are hiring a fence company to construct a fence, the first step is to hire a Land Surveyor to mark and identify your boundary in order to install the fence inside your property. It’s too late when that beautiful vinyl fence is over on your neighbor’s property and you are required to take it down.


If you are purchasing an empty property and want to build a house, the first step is to hire a Land Surveyor to mark and identify your boundary to safeguard that the proposed house is within the house setback limits of the property. For every municipality there is a zoning ordinance. The house setbacks are listed in the zoning ordinance and vary in each zoning district boundary. Residential, Commercial, and Industrial are examples of different zones.


Are you installing a new pool? Make sure the pool is within the setback limits of your property.

What are the most common reasons to hire a Professional Land Surveyor?

Scope of Work & Time Frame, Size of Property, Terrain of Land, and Clear & Concise research all play a part in estimating the cost of a survey. There can always be hidden variables or unforeseen anomalies in a survey. Each survey is unique in itself. We will provide you with a quote for free.

What is the cost for a survey?

No, there is no such thing as a partial survey. Under the Manual of Practice for Professional Land Surveyors, “Responsible Charge means a position that requires initiative, skill and independent judgment, and implies such degree of competence and accountability gained by technical education and experience of a grade and character as is sufficient to qualify an individual to personally and independently engage in and be entrusted with the work involved in the practice of land surveying”. As Professional Land Surveyors, we would never put our seal on a Survey that didn’t close or that we did not survey entirely.

Do you do “Drive By” Surveys? All I need is one line surveyed for my property; can you just survey part of my property?