Stuff we are surveying and other random thoughts . . .
It’s been awhile! We took a couple of years off and focused on other things… (had a baby, built a house…) But, we are back surveying and doing so better than ever! Call us today and we can help you find your way or get your project off the ground.
This young man is an area high school senior whom I have had the privilege of mentoring for his senior project. He did an exceptional job learning about the ins and outs of land surveying. He learned that there’s more to it than just some guy on the side of the road looking through an instrument! Well done and happy graduation!
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
What a difference a season makes. Usually when we see this view, we are on a snowboard, carving our way to the bottom! Surveying here in the summer gives you another perspective and reminds us of how fortunate we are to live and work here in beautiful Western North Carolina.
What’s interesting about this picture is that it is right in the middle of beautiful, historic Flat Rock, NC. This momma bear and cubs definitely have the “right-of-way” when it comes to their territory. We will gladly let them pass on through before we finish up this survey!
If you have a right-of-way issue or easement problem, call us today and we can help you find a bear-able solution.
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.
This time of year, we love our job! Western North Carolina is home to some of the prettiest leaves in the country in our opinion. This tree was found in a West Asheville subdivision and we couldn’t help but take a minute to admire it!
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!
A gorgeous sunrise at a premier West Asheville subdivision is pictured here. We had to get up early to get some sewer lines staked for construction and this view made it all worthwhile!
This picture illustrates why we love to survey! You don’t find views like this one everyday. We took a minute to admire the view as we were marking property lines on this Lake Lure home site.
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!
As surveyors, we are used to locating corners, staking out houses and drawing maps. It’s not everyday we get to play on the lake! This project was on Lake Lure and we had to locate a dock that is slated for expansion. There were 131 steps from dock to house and suffice it to say – we are still trying to catch our breath. Do you need help with a unique project? Call us today and we will climb up – or down – to get you the information you need!
As many of you know, this has been a very WHITE winter. And, while beautiful, it makes construction stakeout a bit d-icey! But, when we are able to thaw our fingers, we keep staking away. This project included sewer lines, water lines and storm drain installation. We found that an early start, although much colder, made for less mud as everything was still frozen! Do you have utilities that need locating or installed? Call us today and we can help you make your project a reality no matter the conditions outside!
What a crazy year this has been for outside work. Every other week a major snow storm wreaks havoc with our schedule. But, like the post office, snow or shine we our out getting the job done. Take a look at this lovely day – we had to flag dozens of trees on the side of a mountain in 6 inches of snow!! Call us today and we will get your project finished no matter what nature throws at us!
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 »
For anyone who has ever had to recover corners you would appreciate this day! I needed kevlar skin the briars were so thick! Not only were we finding property corners, but we were also doing a topo/tree location on an 8.5 acre portion of this property. It was so thick that I found a weedeater in the briars! Call us today and who knows what we can find for you!
This site has been a long time coming, but we are excited it is here! At KLS, we endeavor to keep up to date with the latest in land surveying and local community news. If we see something that strikes our fancy, we’ll let you know about it.
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