It’s a survey that formally establishes the location of the property boundaries of a parcel of land. The true property corners are defined with permanent iron corner stakes that are located or set below the ground and wood stakes that are set above the ground. Additional property line stakes can be set as needed for each site-specific need. The boundary survey will include locating encroachments, and if requested can also include easements, and various improvements or natural features on the property.
Often times the goal for a boundary survey is to make improvements to the property such as the addition of a fence, shed, or pool. Other uses of the boundary survey are for dividing the property, new building construction, or before buying the land.