2013 Barrington Peeper Race

Stonewall Surveying is proud to announce that we will be entering a Team into this year’s Barrington Peeper 5K Race put on by the Greater Barrington Chamber of Commerce on May 4th. This event raises money for three college scholarships awarded by the Barrington Chamber of Commerce. Team Stonewall Surveying will have 38 runners and walkers for the event! Each participant has the option to have their registration fee paid for by Stonewall Surveying or to donate their registration fee to the Barrington Food Pantry. Together, along with the more than $550 in entry fees for the Scholarship Fund, Team

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Will a Land Surveyor tell me what I own?

A land surveyor does not state ownership when preparing a property survey. Confused? A property survey is a professional Land Surveyor’s opinion of the physical location of the title boundary. What is the difference? A title boundary is the boundary of such real property as defined in the recorded deed.  An occupied boundary is the physical occupation of real property. Surveyors map the occupied boundaries compared to the title boundaries. Most times title boundaries and occupied boundaries are the same, or close. In some cases, title boundaries and occupied boundaries differ – an adverse possession claim is one instance. Professional

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Can I do my own research to save on costs?

The answer to this question is NO, most of the time! Under the principals that surveyors should follow, research needs to be conducted under the direct supervision of a licensed surveyor. At the start of the project, we ask what information you have. The information that you provide us does help give an accurate quote to perform the survey. If you provide us with deeds going back to when your “great grandparents” owned the property, it gives us valuable information, but we still need to perform research ourselves to be sure no information was missed, such as an out sale

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“I don’t need a survey, I can see my monuments”

In most cases, when a homeowner sees a property monument, for example an iron pipe, granite bound or a drill hole in a rock, you can be reasonably sure that this is one of the property markers. It is when situations arise such as putting up a fence, adding an addition to your house or subdividing your property that you want to be SURE that the monument is in the correct position, and is your property corner. Most monuments are not permanent and can be moved by accident, nature or maliciously. I cannot count the numerous times that I have

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Hiking in the fog

While working in the mountains, we would try to work as much as possible. Eventually the conditions can get to you whether it is bugs or weather. We were in a wet cycle with multiple days of rain so we decided that we would not work in the rain on this particular day. We were staying at a hunting camp with one other group. While relaxing we heard that the owner of the camp was going to guide the other group up Mt. Bigelow overlooking Flagstaff Lake. We decided to tag along since there was nothing to do at the

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Please put the gun away and then we can talk!

I get asked this question a lot: Do you every get a gun pointed at you. The answer is yes. I am not referring to a hunter …… that is another story. The most interesting story takes place during a project in Wells, Maine. My team was out in the woods and searching for different monuments. We decided to cut across the property to start from a different side when we came across a house. There was not supposed to be a house on the property, and there was no driveway leading to the house. We knocked on the door,

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