The land surveyor’s responsibility is to physically locate the boundaries of the land described in the deed. Thus, extensive data gathering is preformed at and around the site. The surveyor then examines and maps the various visible man-made and natural features required for the particular survey. Finally, the surveyor examines previously recorded deeds and maps along with the information and documentations supplied to the surveyor by the owner or title company. The result is an accurate description of the property’s boundaries and features.
Not necessarily. Ribbons can be tied to trees and even wooden stakes for many reasons, such as to mark reference points, buried utilities, wells and springs, proposed power lines and even flowers. Many driveways have been built on the assumption that the flagging or ribbon tied in a tree was the property line resulting in having to move the driveway later. For more information, click here for the brochure “Facts You Should Know About Having Your Land Surveyed” created by the North Carolina Society of Surveyors, Inc.