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Survey Surprises!

After some emails and calls back and forth, an engineer came out to look at our property. Another tidbit I got a week after this from the town engineer – A reputable professional will require updated survey information and come to your property to examine the wall prior to design.  Typically retaining walls do take considerable time to design.

Would have been more helpful to know this back in August.

We received the Design proposal and the price quoted was in the same range as a verbal  quote from another who was rather snotty to me. So we will go with the one my contractor recommended. More wonderful news…We apparently need to “provide an updated base survey in State Plane Coordinate System showing the existing conditions of the site including but not limited to property lines, possessions, easements, topography (NVGD 88), spot elevations, updated wetland line, watercourses, and utilities including sizes and elevations, and all other pertinent information. This information shall be provided in ACAD for Windows.” which is what others said as well. They suggested The MOST cost-effective way for the survey is to go back to the company who did the one you already have. I called them and some others right away.  None of the others got back to me. So, I contacted the ones who did our original survey before we bought the house.

More surprises…She noticed that the survey picture we had is not for our property but the adjacent property.  I hadn’t realized and found that the town inspector had recently given me the correct one and I sent that over.  She said this was an old one and that they have a newer one.  Why do we not have the new one? Now I am questioning what else is wrong in our deed documents. Mind you, I had sent this wrong info to multiple engineers not realizing it was wrong. I also sent her the property description and survey reading text from the deed. The description is correct but the survey reading is not. Someone was asleep at the wheel.

Next, we received and approved the proposal for the new survey. I also called the civil engineer to discuss needs and timing. We are moving ahead!

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One Response to Survey Surprises!

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