For do-it-yourselfers, the temptation to avoid professional help can be a dangerous thing. Whether you are building out a part of your home or trying to find the best place to install a new gazebo, hiring a professional surveyor can not only help you find the right starting point for your project, but it can save you a lot of time and money, too. Here are four common situations where land surveying in Idaho can save the day and prevent costly setbacks:
- Home additions: Expanding your home’s floor plan can be a fantastic way to add value to your home. New rooms and extra square footage can mean a big draw for a future buyer. Too often, a homeowner will plan and save for an addition, but overlook the critical step of having a professional visit to measure things. Instead of risking a plan falling through because of an incompatible space, talk to a surveyor early on and make sure the vision you have will fit where you want it to.
- Property disputes: Neighbors feuding over a property line is an issue we’ve all heard of many times. Even in the case of just an inch or two, those who share a property line can quickly become bitter enemies. Perhaps a fence is falling down and needs replacement, or maybe you were never completely clear where the actual line sits. Either way, a professional surveyor can perform land surveying in Idaho to alleviate tensions and get your project back on track—and your relationship back on good terms.
- Installing a deck: Picture this: Your home is built on an extremely sloped property. You would love to have a deck to entertain guests and enjoy the view, but where do you start? How do you determine how high the deck needs to be and what is going on with the ground below it? Having a surveyor evaluate the site is an essential first step. Once you have an accurate picture of what your property will require, you can have an intelligent conversation with your contractor and design a better deck.
- Buying a home: Imagine that you just found the perfect home for your family, but you can’t quite tell where your property stops and where your neighbors’ property begins. Sure, your real estate agent can pull some poorly illustrated records for reference. However, that is not likely to answer the question. This is where a good surveyor can help! A professional surveyor can not only make heads and tails out of these records, but also help you outline the boundaries of your new land.
While it may seem like something you can tackle by yourself or just “eyeball,” projects around your home should be approached with care and the advice of someone who knows what they are doing. By leveraging the expertise of a professional surveyor, you can avoid costly situations, prevent fights with your neighbors and add value to your home.
Regardless of the particulars of your situation, as a homeowner, you should consider calling the team at Mason & Stanfield, Inc. any time you require land surveying in Idaho.