Hiring a quality land surveyor is one of the first steps to ensuring a successful project. A surveyor can handle everything from identifying the exact boundary of your property, which will help you avoid any legal troubles, to topographic surveys so you can avoid any surprises during the construction process. But getting high quality results isn’t as simple as calling up the first land surveyor in the phone book. You’ll need to hire a professional land surveyor that you can trust to complete the work on time and to your satisfaction.
Luckily, you can easily separate the bad from the good by taking these four important factors into consideration when hiring a professional land surveyor in Idaho:
- Consider cost: Cost is an important thing to be considered in every project. But that doesn’t mean it should be the only factor that comes into play when making your decision. Be realistic and discuss cost estimates based on the size and shape of the property, as well as the terrain and vegetation. Once you have a few bids, rule out any numbers that seem incredibly high or far too low to find a suitable average.
- Factor in timeframe: A slow or busy land surveyor shouldn’t force you to miss important project deadlines. Be upfront about your timeframe and a professional will likely do the same. Ask if they are currently working on any other big projects that are top priority, and whether they will have enough time to also focus on yours. Unfortunately, some surveyors will take on more work than they can manage, which means someone’s project will get neglected. It’s important that the surveyor you select understands your timeframe and deadline.
- Prioritize communication: Being able to get in touch with your surveyor is crucial. Ideally, your selected surveyor will respond quickly to phone calls, emails and any requests for information. While a delay in response might not seem like too big of a deal, it could lead to bigger issues, such as missed deadlines or major construction problems.
- Talk deliverables: Deliverables are a key part of any survey. The whole reason you hired a surveyor in the first place was for this information. That’s why it’s so important that you receive a professional document signed and sealed by your land surveyor that is both legible and clear. Before you make your final pick, discuss how the final information will be delivered and whether it has to meet and standards outlined by the local governing body. In most cases, a local land surveyor will already be familiar with these requirements, but it’s best to make sure to avoid having to miss a major project deadline if you’re forced to resubmit the paperwork.
Take the guesswork out of finding a quality land surveyor in Idaho by hiring the professionals at Mason & Stanfield, Inc. Contact us today to learn more about how our land surveying services and our more than 25 years of experience can help your upcoming project.