The Problem Solving Land Surveyor

Survey Professionals, providing ALTA/NSPS Surveys, whether for one site or hundreds, U.S. Surveyor has the proven track record to provide On-Time, Accurate, and Hassle-Free Surveys with cost effectiveness. U.S. Surveyor is the “Problem solving Land Surveyor.” We offer you the unique opportunity to receive all your land surveying and Real Estate Due Diligence needs from one company, saving you time and money! From our website you have the ability to order any type of service you may need by visiting our online ordering pages. Please feel free to look around.

If you have any questions you can contact us by phone at 1-800-TO SURVEY (1-800-867-8783). For all Commercial or Industrial properties, please contact Darrell King, Executive Business Development Manager at extension 207. Or, email us by visiting the contact page. The U.S. Surveyor is a team of qualified Land Surveyors.

U.S. Surveyor is made up of Licensed Land Surveyors

U.S. Surveyor has continued to survey daily and during business downturns, largely due to the fact that we are surveyors who tackle the difficult land title issues. Unlike other national survey providers and so-called Land Survey Coordinators.

We have experienced on-staff licensed land surveyors, licensed across the United States. We solve many problems without the client even being aware, consistently meeting specific time deadlines.

Why trust your important and time sensitive real estate closing to a non-professional survey broker, who simply flips survey drawings with a percentage markup? Try asking them a complex land title issue about your property and the response will likely be: “let me have the surveyor call you.” You may be lucky if you get a call back within a day or two, which is not the case at U.S. Surveyor. Our experienced professional land surveyors are on-staff full time and it is as easy as picking up the phone for an immediate response.

At U.S. Surveyor, we stand as a leader to assure your real estate closing is in safe hands with experienced and licensed land surveyors. We have proven time and time again in multi-million dollar (up to a billion dollar) real estate transactions that we can tackle the tough land title issues. U.S. Surveyor has the ability to bring in-house, experienced, and proven professional land surveyors to your specific project, every day. Our most recent clients requiring land surveys on a nationwide basis all graded U.S. Surveyor with an overall grade of “A” and all client responses reported the highest score for “Friendliness, Effectiveness and Timely Responsiveness.” Each client polled also gave high marks for the land surveys, meeting the deadlines, and meeting the client’s needs as expected.

When you require Land Surveys to be delivered accurately, on-time, and hassle-free by a team of experienced problem-solving professional land surveyors, U.S. Surveyor is your clear choice, as the nation’s leading land surveyor with the expertise to tackle your needs, no matter the complexities.

Error Free Land Surveyors

Re: Expecting Land Surveyors to be error free

Of course, the subject line has a ludicrous statement, no manager expects any employee to be error free, in fact for new employees with little experience it is expected. That is part of the learning process. We also know that the new inexperienced employee needs a much closer and watchful eye and has not developed the skill set to be diligent on every survey.

A Land Surveyor with at least several years of experience is also not error free, but the difference with the Surveyor with experience and honesty, is that they are diligent and extremely consciousness. The experienced and mindful Land Surveyor thinks and rethinks before pulling his truck away from the Survey. For it is not about errors that he is thinking about, it is about if they have met the clients job specifications. Have they surveyed every area of interest, has the Survey extended past the specified distance, normally 25; feet for topo, 5 feet for an ALTA survey. Was there a locked gate and is a survey issue inside. Was a part of the building inaccessible? Did I get that roof height? This state requires all water courses to be located through the property or adjacent the boundary. Did I search enough for the Geodetic monument for the regulation tie?

In fact, it is normally not an issue about being error free. It is always an issue of OMMISSION!

And omission is not about an error, but about completeness of the Survey. Was that Encroachment over looked? I have said for years that if the field surveyor questions to himself an encroachment, then that is the Surveyors clue that it is mandatory that the potential encroachment be located. Of course the encroachment that you always question is the one where the property line is obscured, by trees or brush or in some cases, you may be in a concrete canyon and feel it necessary to locate every building corner, especially if the boundary has not yet been determined and/or you cannot do a stake out, or point on line to the boundary.

Exploring the difference between errors and omissions on our surveys is a lengthy discussion. But thank goodness the days are over, that require us to set a monument at our boundary corner using a scientific calculator.

With our robots, GPS and software the risk of a potential faulty boundary corner is fairly low, unless you just flat get the boundary wrong. We like for even the junior surveyor as well as the seasoned surveyor to calculate boundaries and the Licensed Land Surveyor calculate the final boundary, You will be surprised how many times the junior surveyors are correct, of course this gives them immense confidence, when the PLS agrees with them.

Given that it is impossible and not a requirement that every Survey site be inspected by the signing PLS.

Diligence by the field surveyor is the absolute difference between a great survey and a survey that you are likely to be terminated by the client or at least have complaints. This remains the most difficult task of every survey. Diligence and elimination of Omissions really revolves around pure honesty. Did you walk the survey the last time? Was there a reason you left early? Was there pressure from home? Why did you not set in the truck and review all your field notes and think about the possibility that somewhere on that survey something was missed. Why did you not seek out to get that gate unlocked and if met with that obstacle, why did you not call the office and speak to your superior about it?

To my fellow Surveyor, are you being honest with yourself and your company? Are you doing everything you can to provide the best diligence to your survey as well as communicating problems? If you are not, you are setting you and your company up for failure with your client. Failure is something we can least afford with those that are responsible for our paycheck.

Michael F. Feldbusch, PLS

U.S. Surveyor

The above is an article that recently appeared in the publication ” American Surveyor”