Residential Land Surveying

Residential Land Surveying

Residential Land Surveying is the most common type of surveying the general public will encounter. Residential land surveying involves the precise measurements of the boundaries of a particular area of real estate.

Why do you need a land survey?

Land surveys may be used in cases of property disputes or before building on a piece of land. Many title agencies and lending companies may also require a land survey showing all of the structures on the property. Whether you are installing a fence, pool, home addition, or outdoor shed, you need to know the legal limits of your property.


Willis Engineering and Surveying offers a wide variety of professional services for residential homeowners in Columbus, Ohio and its surrounding areas.

residential land surveyingOur Surveying Services Include:
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Property Line Staking
  • Improvement Location Surveys
  • House Site Plans
  • As-Built Surveys
  • Flood Elevation Certification (FEMA)
  • LOMA Survey
  • Foundation Location Surveys
  • Lot Splits
  • Deed Descriptions
  • Lot Consolidation Plats
There is a lot more to a land survey than just taking a measurement and it is important to have a professional land surveyor to get your survey done accurately and in a timely manner.


Before any measurements are taken there are records to be accessed including title certificates, deeds, past surveys, easements and other records that can influence the surveyors findings.


Once the historic boundaries of the land are established the surveyor will start taking measurements with a transit and measuring tape or an electronic EDM. The land surveyor will then mark your property boundaries with stake of some kind and advise you on the new boundaries and any encroachments on the land.


When a professional land survey is complete, the property lines as stated by the licensed surveyor become the legal boundaries of the property.  A well marked property survey prevents problems from occurring and gives you peace of mind about your biggest investment: your home.