1. Corner Location: It is not enough to go and find a corner with a metal detector and not verify its location. Corners found by this surveyor are located by GPS or conventional survey equipment. By physically locating the corners of a lot or tract, the locations can be verified to in fact be the correct corners. Even a surveyor can not make an adequate determination as to the location of a corner without the use of survey equipment to verify its position. After locating the corners of a lot or tract, the corners will be marked with a 4-5 foot long, ½” rebar, set next to the existing corner. The metal rebar will last for years unlike the wooden lath which may only stand for a few months.
2. Boundary line Staking: Any points set for boundary line staking will also be 4-5 foot long, ½” rebar, set on the line of the existing located and verified corners. Only after locating the corners of any given lot or tract can a surveyor set points along the boundary line of a lot or tract of land.