Subdivision Plats – What Do They Tell Us?

Subdivision plats are the basis of almost all surveying, especially in urban areas where the legal descriptions are tied to a subdivision. When we survey “Lot 3 of Countryshire Estates”, the recorded plat of Countryshire Estates holds a majority of the information we...

Topographic Surveys – What is a Contour Line

The data that a surveyor obtains when performing a topographic survey can be shown in a series of lines called contour lines. The proximity of these lines to one another is a direct correlation to the “peaks and valleys” that occur on the property.  Here is some...

Topographic Surveys – Benchmark Elevations

A topographic survey typically shows contour lines of a property. Those contour lines have elevations assigned to them. The elevations are shown in relationship to the benchmark that has been established on the property and can be reported in one of two ways: Assigned...

New: Flood Insurance Extension & Reform Coming

The Senate approved a bill this week, and the president signed it, to keep the National Flood Insurance Program operating for four more months. Find out why NAR is still urging for reforms to make the program solvent and sustainable for the long term. Full article:...