Installing Fence = Get a Survey!

Are you or is a neighbor going to install a fence on a property line? Think of this first; a stockade fence costs about $180 for an 8 foot section. This means a 96 foot long fence would cost around $2,200! Fence companies DO NOT require a survey! What happens when the fence is installed on the wrong property? A dispute arises. A survey is needed to determine the property line. The fence now needs to be moved and new posts purchased and paid again to be reinstalled. Abutting property needs to be restored. Stonewall Surveying will research your boundaries,

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Know Your Boundaries – Keep them Clear

I have mentioned this many times in the past, land is expensive ~ know your boundaries. In this post I would like to remind everyone to clear debris from your boundary markers. Fall is a good time for this because the leaves fall and cover your markers. After many years of leaf cover, finding those points may become difficult. If the corners are not visible, then they can get disturbed easier or boundary disputes can arise due to accidental improvements – such as cutting a tree that ended up being on your neighbors property. In the photos are two examples.

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Why does a Property Survey cost so much?

There are many factors involved in performing a Property Survey (a survey to determine the perimeter boundaries of a parcel, set or find the property corners, and to prepare a plan that can be recorded at the County registry of deeds). All of these factors are associated with the cost of performing the services. Below is an explanation of the services involved. 1. Conversations with client. 2. Research at the Town, County registry and/or probate office, State agencies (Department of Transportation as an example for road records), and even other surveyor offices.* Usually copies of records or plans are purchased

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Surveyors DO get lost at times, sort of.

How many people remember the TV series “Lost”, where the plane crashed and the passengers were stuck on a deserted island, sort of? Well, I didn’t get that kind of lost, but here is my version. Working in northern Maine, many roads are made by logging companies and these can go anywhere. One particular day as we followed the corridor of the Appalachian Trail, we crossed a logging road. We continued working the rest of the day and decided that instead of hiking through the woods the whole way back that we would take the logging road. We remembered seeing

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Stonewall Surveying Donates to the Barrington Food Pantry

Stonewall Surveying recently donated $600 to the Barrington Food Pantry from a fundraising event in Barrington. Stonewall Surveying sponsored a team that participated in the Barrington Peeper Race put on by the Greater Barrington Chamber of Commerce. 40 participants signed up for the run / walk under Team Stonewall Surveying. The Barrington Food Pantry is always looking for donations. See their website for hours and location.

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Cemeteries

Family Cemetery plots are very interesting to me. Whenever I see them I like to find out who the families were and the dates etched into the stones. Many times there are interesting statements about the person. These cemeteries are also very valuable to Land Surveyors. They provide us with a quick history lesson that can fit pieces of the research puzzle together. You can determine who the father, mother and siblings were, who the daughter was married to, if there was more than one wife/husband, how long the family was using the land, etc. My family and I were

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