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  • Commercial Survey Frisco TX

Why a Commercial Survey Frisco TX is Needed and Who Can Help

If you’re buying your first piece of land for your commercial business, you will need a commercial survey Frisco TX. When it’s time to survey the property, John Cowan & Associates can help provide you with the most comprehensive survey of the property you’re hoping to purchase. There are many reasons why a survey is needed. You want to ensure that the facility you want to build will fit on the property. However, you need to make sure that utility companies can access the property easily if utility repairs become a necessity. Call John Cowan & Associates at (972) 635-4300 to inquire Read more
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  • Construction Survey Frisco TX

Construction Survey Frisco TX: How GPS Is Changing Surveying

If you need a construction survey Frisco TX, you should know that at John Cowan & Associates, we stay abreast of technological advances in the field of surveying and apply them to the work we do to ensure the highest level of service to our customers.  A somewhat recent but significant advancement in surveying has been the use of GPS, or Global Positioning Systems.  GPS has proven to be a boon to more than just the flustered motorist lost in a new city; it has also dramatically increased productivity in surveying and has resulted in more accurate and reliable data. Read more
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  • ALTA Survey Frisco TX

ALTA Survey Frisco TX: Why Lenders Should Require An ALTA Survey

If you are a lender who finances purchases of residential or commercial properties, you should consider requiring an ALTA survey Frisco TX for each property loan.  Though many lenders require a title search and/or a boundary survey, you should know that an ALTA survey can give you more detailed and useful information about a property than a boundary survey. ALTA/ACSM Survey Frisco TX:  What An ALTA Survey Can Tell You Boundary surveys show the boundary lines between parcels of land, but they don’t necessarily show improvements to the parcels.  ALTA surveys are boundary surveys created pursuant to the minimum standards Read more
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  • Land Surveying Frisco TX

Land Surveying Frisco TX: Will Drones Change Land Surveying Methods?

Technology advances are bringing changes to many industries and will likely impact land surveying Frisco TX as well. Drones are one advancement that could impact the way land surveying is done. Here are some of the potential advantages of using drones for land surveying: •  Can produce highly accurate detailed maps faster and more efficiently •  More cost-effective •  Versatile •  Can access previously inaccessible terrains You can count on John Cowan & Associates to stay on top of the most efficient ways to complete any of your land surveying projects. Call us today at (972)635-4300 for all of your land surveying needs. You Read more
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  • Construction Survey Frisco TX

Construction Survey Frisco TX: The Ins and Outs of How a Survey Works

Builders rely on a construction survey Frisco TX to prepare land for groundbreaking and initial installation.  Surveyors measure the land to find reference points and marks for installing new structures.  A construction survey is used to evaluate the area and its suitability for a project. The surveyor notes the land’s features and obstructions to make the construction process advance without encumbrances. A survey is necessary when buying any new property to make sure you don’t encounter any problems once construction begins. Working from old surveys or topographic maps won’t guarantee accurate results, as the land may have changed from erosion, Read more
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  • Alta/ACSM Frisco TX

ALTA/ACSM Frisco TX Procedures: A National Standard

A surveyor following ALTA/ACSM Frisco TX procedures offers a more detailed assessment of your property than a run of the mill survey team.  An American Land Title Association Survey (ALTA) adheres to standards determined by the ALTA and the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). ALTA/ACSM Frisco TX: A More Detailed Look at Your Property You’ll need a title commitment to complete the survey. A surveyor checks the title for a description of the property, along with descriptions of any encumbrances. The survey includes graphic representations of property improvements and encroachments. It also lists the seller, buyer, lender and Read more
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  • Survey Companies Frisco TX

Survey Companies Frisco TX: Why Get a Survey if It’s Not Required?

Survey companies Frisco TX offer valuable services to construction companies and title companies, but they are just as useful for residential and commercial developers. When you are looking at developing land and plan on constructing anything on the property from residences to office buildings, outbuildings, or fences, it is vital to have boundaries expressly and accurately outlined. Knowing the exact dimensions and boundaries of your property is crucial in those instances, and survey companies are experts at pinning those specifics down for you. Survey Companies Frisco TX: Why Can’t I Just Save Money and Skip the Survey? In the past, Read more
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  • Construction Surveying And Layout Frisco TX

Construction Surveying and Layout Frisco TX: Why Get a Survey

There are more reasons than you may be aware of to perform land construction surveying and layout Frisco TX, especially before beginning new construction. Here are three of the major reasons you may wish to do so. 1. Know adjoining property relationships You want to be certain of your property’s boundaries, as well as those of your neighbors. 2. Confirm the location of your property This may seem obvious but it is important to do this before accepting a title insurance blanket, and before beginning construction. 3. Ensure compliance This is especially important for new construction, and you don’t want Read more
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  • Property Survey Frisco TX

Property Survey Frisco TX: Reasons for a Topographic Survey

A property survey Frisco TX determines the size and boundaries of a parcel of land. A surveyor or engineer may also perform a topographic survey (sometimes shortened to “topo survey”) for the purpose of finding natural and synthetic land features. Home owners, business owners and people in charge of industrial projects need to know exactly where hills, trees, ponds and ravines are located on a piece of land before new construction takes place. Surveys also reveal details that might not appear on a regular map, like vegetation and any wooded areas. The land owner and architect also need to know where Read more
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Property Survey Frisco TX: Reasons to Have a Property Survey Done

Having someone come out to conduct a property survey Frisco TX isn’t always due to a disagreement between two parties. Oftentimes, it’s more of a preventative measure to address problems as they arise. Some reasons you would have your property surveyed are: • Location of boundary lines. • Easements imposed by law. • Legality of existing improvements. • Zoning classification. John Cowan & Associates can provide the level of service and experience you need in a property survey. Sometimes the best offense is a good defense, so have a professional property survey done to prevent problems from escalating when unnecessary. Read more