Boundary Surveys and How Their Cost is Determined

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Mar 29, 2018 2:59:27 PM

A boundary survey is a type of land survey carried out to determine the exact location of the land you are entitled to based on your deed. At the conclusion of a boundary survey, you will know where your boundary lines, corners, and easements, are located, and if there are any encroachments of over the boundary lines. Some of the most frequent reasons to get a boundary survey are: before purchasing a property to make sure that the seller is correct about the size and location of the land described in the property deed, to settle property disputes with neighbors, and to properly prepare site plans for building and development projects.

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Topics: boundary surveys

Site Plans – Everything You Need to Know About Site Planning and Design

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Mar 26, 2018 3:49:04 PM

Site Plan Design

A site plan is a map of a parcel that includes information about the existing features of the land as well as proposed improvements to it. If you have a vacant piece of property that you wish to build on or otherwise improve, you would need a site plan to outline the locations of buildings, driveways, walkways, parking lots, and landscaping elements. The site plan should also include information about underground improvements, including water lines, sanitary sewer lines, drainage lines, and more.

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Topics: topographic surveys

The Art of Resolution: What To Do When Your Building Permit Application Is Rejected

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Feb 21, 2018 10:30:00 AM

The permitting process for your building project should be simple. You submit a permit application with supporting construction documents, wait a few weeks to get an approval back, and then begin construction. Provided you plan and leave enough time for agency review, you should not have a problem.

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Keeping Your Septic System up and Running

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Feb 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Septic system design and construction can be complex processes. When you install your septic tank, you need to perform multiple tests on the chosen leach field, as well as consider other components, suchthe tank itself to ensure reliable, hygienic performance. With a careful, meticulous design and planning stage, your septic system should be able to operate for many years without issuealong with the occasional pumping.

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Topics: septic services

What You Need to Know about Building Permits

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Feb 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Whether you are planning to build a house on a parcel you own, or construct a shed in your backyard, there is a chance that you will need to obtain a building permit to move forward with the process. A building permit represents an approval to proceed with a construction project usually from the local city or county building department.

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How Drones Have Changed Aerial Photography — and What It Means for Land Surveying

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Feb 6, 2018 4:26:54 PM

Drones are changing the landscape of many industries. From land surveying to real estate and journalism, drones have already had a pronounced impact on how many people do their day-to-day jobs. They’ve triggered those changes to a large extent by making aerial photography more accessible to the masses.

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Topics: land surveying, drones

What You Need to Know About California’s Septic Waiver System

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Feb 1, 2018 7:30:00 AM

If you live too far from an urban area to connect to the city sewer network, then you will need a septic system on your property to dispose of sewage and wastewater. However, under California law, developers and homeowners are required to obtain formal authorization from a state Water Board before moving forward with septic system design and installation. The Water Board can provide this authorization either by granting a permit or signing a septic waiver. The documentation you need to build a septic system will vary depending on where you reside in the state.

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Topics: septic services

What Are the Codes Surrounding Red Tags?

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Jan 12, 2018 5:40:26 PM

The terms “red tag” and “red tagging” are used in the residential building industry to describe properties that have been cited for structural problems or other hazards. Often, these problems are the result of unpermitted construction work. In the state of California, it is the law that land developers and property owners must obtain building permits before proceeding with construction. Taking steps to get a permit for a building or improvement project will strongly reduce the likelihood of a property getting red tagged.

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Topics: violation resolution

Orthorectified Photos: What Are They and Why They Matter

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Jan 4, 2018 10:38:05 AM

An aerial photograph can tell you a lot about a parcel of land. It can tell you where there are trees or lakes and where there are buildings or roads. It can even give you a basic sense of topographical variation. 

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Topics: land surveying

Land Surveying with Drones: The Benefits, Legality, and Applications of Aerial Land Surveying

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Jan 3, 2018 7:30:00 AM

The use of drones for surveying is still a largely unknown fact for many individuals and businesses across the world. Being a relatively new device, drones are often not thought of first when it comes to using them for survey purposes. The world is still learning and accepting the use of drones into our everyday lives. What we would like to show you is how amazing these little flying machines can be, and how they can save you money, time, and provide a new set of results not easily accessible before.

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Topics: land surveying, drones