Why a surveyor?
I read earlier today that housing starts hit a four year high in October and that trend seems to be affecting WNC as well. This pic shows a stakeout job that we were working on in beautiful Asheville. If you are ready to start new construction, contact us today and let us show you how we can help make your dream home a reality!
When we say we serve All of Western North Carolina, we mean it! On this job, we eventually did a topographic survey multiple tracts totaling over 30 acres. GPS and robotic surveying equipment allows us to provide design professionals with all the information they need to turn your design into reality while still working within your budget. Call us today and allow us to provide you with custom, cost effective survey solutions for your project.
One of the greatest treasures in the community is Pisgah National Forest. On this job, we were able to survey a small lot that adjoined Forest Service property. The beauty of surveying near the National Forest is that the corners are usually well monumented and easy to find! If your corners are anything but well monumented and easy to find, call us today and we can rectify that problem!
Very neat project developing in the West Asheville area. Modern construction stakeout methods allow the contractor and developer to build roads and install utilities so as to create new lots and allow individuals to build their dream home here in gorgeous Western North Carolina.
Check out the development: www.crestmtn.com & www.villagesatcrestmountain.com
This lot is literally perched on Lake Lure and it’s steep! We did a topographic survey and the elevation dropped nearly 200 feet from front to back! But, that sort of elevation change makes for magnificent views as you can see here.
Be careful Andrew!! This steep lot in West Asheville made it difficult to lay this Deltec home out for footings. We had to perch on the side of the basement cut so as to be able to see the footings! We’ll do what it takes to get the job done!
This picture shows what it’s like to build in the mountains! A typical daylight basement lot, such as this one, takes a lot of cutting! Batter boards on steep lots such as this one are not very fun to use, so we came in and pinned the footings so that the block/concrete walls could be placed exactly where they need to go.
This pipe was hard to find!! After a long and difficult boundary survey in East Asheville and hours of cutting through the Kudzo, we finally found the missing corner! Persistence pays off! If you have missing corners or lost lines, call us today and we’ll do what it takes to find them!
We love surveying in beautiful downtown Hendersonville. With all the wonderful weather we have been having lately (aka blizzards, snow, ice, etc.) it was great to work on a beautiful sunny day. This project was a fun one. We had to put together not only a survey, but a site plan for a lovely old building that is being renovated. Site plans typically include locating all existing utilities, drives, parking, and landscaping, seeing what you have, figuring out what you need to have for the City and then putting it all together. With the complex zoning regulations that most municipalities have in place these days, it’s important that your surveyor know what is needed to get your project from paper to reality. Call us today and we’ll do the work you need to succeed!
I ran across this passage from Deuteronomy the other day and it got me thinking about how old the practice of land surveying really is!
This is from the New American Standard Bible:
Deut 19:14: “You shall not move your neighbor’s boundary mark, which the ancestors have set…”
I looked up when Deuteronomy was written and it was completed in 1473 B.C.E.! So that got me thinking . . . who started surveying first?
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, it appears that the earliest known surveyors came from ancient Egypt. The Great Pyramid at Giza was built c. 2700 bc and is 755 feet long. What’s amazing is the fact that it is nearly perfectly square AND nearly perfectly oriented north-south.
Also, I won’t bore you with the details – although fascinating – a 3000 year old Babylonian boundary stone was found that had inscribed … Read More »