Having a home built allows you to create a customized design that suits your family's needs perfectly. Before any planning starts, it is best to have a land survey conducted to ensure that you are able to use the land the way you plan to use it. The following guide walks you through a few things you will learn from a land survey that will be helpful when having your home built.
The first thing that the surveyor will do is determine the property lines for your land. You need to be sure you know exactly where your property starts and stops to ensure that you do not build on your neighbor's property. The surveyor will put up property markers so that you can easily identify where the lines start and stop and give you a printout that allows you to see the lines on paper, as well.
If your property does not touch the roadway, you will need to get an easement from your neighbors allowing you to have a driveway created that goes through a portion of their property to allow you to get to your home from the road. The surveyor can determine the best location for the easement so that you can provide your neighbor with detailed information about the easement that you need.
When building a home, the location for water pipes, electrical lines, wires, drains, and gas pipes all need to be properly placed to ensure that they are positioned safely. The surveyor will determine where each utility line or pipe needs to be placed on the property to ensure they are safe from damage and able to work as well as possible.
Your property may need to be zoned before you can build on it. If you plan to simply build a home on the property, it will need to be zoned as a residential property. If you plan to have livestock on the property, it will need to be zoned as an agricultural property. The zoning will be determined by the surveyor, so it is important to let him or her know for what you plan to use the property before they start surveying it.
Once the land survey is conducted, you and your contractor can start choosing the layout for your home. You will need to know how large the lot is to determine how large the home can be, where the driveway will need to be positioned to determine which direction you want the home to face, and if the land needs to be graded to make it flat enough to build on.
For more information, contact a company like Arizona Surveying and Mapping.
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