Deliverables?Posted by firestix on July 10, 2019 at 10:29 pm
Are all of your surveys delivered either in a map or report of survey format? I was asked to “mark the property corners” that define the shared boundary with the client’s neighbor. Of course, she needs this to install a fence to keep things civil between her and her neighbor. I usually provide a map or report of survey with each project. This is my first fence survey. Is this any different?
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- MemberJuly 10, 2019 at 10:38 pm
I always provide a map showing what I did, and the type of equipment and controls that I used to do it. I feel this is the minimum and leaves the client with something tangible that they can refer to. Just this morning I took a call from a client who I did a survey for in 1999, and another who got my name off their neighbor’s map.
- MemberJuly 10, 2019 at 10:40 pm
Just this morning I took a call from a client who I did a survey for in 1999, and another who got my name off their neighbor’s map.
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- MemberJuly 10, 2019 at 10:58 pm
The NCBELS has a survey report guideline.
While this may or may not be required, documenting and recording how you established the corners (or determined the corners you found are legit) may preempt problems with neighbors.
- MemberJuly 11, 2019 at 12:12 pm
A report or map is required with your seal and signature on any work that is final. I require payment prior to sending the report or map out.
Be careful with “fence survey”. A boundary is a boundary and there really is no “fence survey” classification in the board rules. Below is a snippit from a report i did a while back. The owner to the left had a company build him a fence without a survey. There were metal tposts at each end that the company used to build the fence. The metal tposts were just there to point to the corner a foot away. I was working for the owner on the right. The guy on the left came out and i figured my stakes would be gone about 5 minutes after I left, so I added some pics to the report.
- MemberJuly 11, 2019 at 2:46 pm
No such thing as a fence survey in North Carolina, we have to do at a minimum a Report of Survey.
- MemberJuly 11, 2019 at 4:35 pm
Agreed, a boundary is a boundary. Here in CA the board has stated that if you show a boundary line on any map, that IS a boundary survey subject to state laws. In other words, even a simple lot topo might trigger the need to file a record of survey. It makes sense to me, the board is trying to reduce the number of half-assed surveys floating around and causing problems.
One way around a record of survey might be to call it a construction survey and set offsets to the fence. On the map don’t show the boundary line, only the points staked and proposed fence. Of course you still need to resolve the boundary, and you’re still fully liable in case of an error.
- MemberJuly 13, 2019 at 5:52 pm
That is a bit strange. At 4 per second 222 seconds between first and last would get you 888 intervals or 889 readings. The extra 0.2 seconds could be the time between when he pressed Start and it actually recorded a reading, a random number between 0 and 0.25 ?.
- MemberJuly 13, 2019 at 6:29 pm
- MemberJuly 13, 2019 at 6:51 pm
5 Hz should give 1112 epochs..
- MemberJuly 15, 2019 at 2:23 pm
It’s only collecting and reporting fixed epochs. There were a few seconds that it slipped to a float solution.
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