Listed below are answer to common questions that arise when considering a survey If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us online or give us a call @ 715.682.2692, and we will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.
HOW MUCH WILL A SURVEY COST?
Nelson Surveying’s (NSI) cost estimate is based on both the time needed to complete the project and anticipated difficulty. Fees can only be estimated due to the inability to predict the actual amount of work needed to recover necessary evidence. The amount of time required to obtain field measurements and make boundary determinations depends on the availability and proximity of the discovered evidence. Cost estimates will be based on an hourly rate, experience from previous jobs, and a general knowledge of the area being surveyed. Actual costs may not be known until the project is completed.
WHAT CAN I DO TO REDUCE THE COST OF A SURVEY?
Documents regarding the ownership of your land can be helpful during the preparation of your survey. This can include a title insurance policy or commitment, previous surveys, or other relevant documents. If you are aware of property corner monuments near the survey, please let us know. If possible, make monuments or other markers more visible by placing cloth or flagging near them. All of these steps can save us time prior to and while conducting your survey.
WHAT QUALITIES SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN A SURVEYING COMPANY?
When considering a surveyor, it is important to find one who is familiar with your local area. It is likely that the surveyor has done previous work there and this will provide information that may be useful during your survey. The surveyor should be able to provide you with a list of clients they have done similar work with. This is useful when checking references.
WHY IS THE SURVEY I JUST HAD PERFORMED DIFFERENT FROM A PREVIOUS SURVEY?
There are two main reasons for discrepancies between surveys. First, measurement, by its natures, is subject to error. Two surveyors measuring the same line may obtain different values. Both of the values should be similar, buy will not reach the true theoretical value without repetition and statistical analysis. Second, measurements and decision are made from found evidence. Surveys performed at different times may have been subject to different evidence. More recent surveys may have benefited from markers or monuments that were not available during initial surveys, or previous markers may have been destroyed. As the available evidence changes, the findings of the surveyor will also change.
I and my companies have been working with Nelson Surveying Inc (NSI) for over 40 years in Northwestern WI. This includes three generations of “Nelsons”. I have done legal and development work in MN, WI, FL, AZ and the USVI over the years. NSI stacks up well in competence with much larger surveying groups that I have worked with. Plus, they know the territory and have good working relationships with local governmental agencies within their working area—which has proven to be a valuable resource. I highly recommend NSI to anyone who is in need of surveying work.
Robert L. Davidson, Principal MGR
Brickyard Creek Development Group
I would be glad to provide this Letter of Recommendation. I have always found the work of your company to be of the highest level of accuracy and to be easy to schedule all of my projects which have been numerous. As the owner of over 2700 acres of land and several of those properties being lake view developments your team of surveyors have always been up to the task to help move my projects along in a timely manner, not only in the field, but just as importantly, with the Township and County Zoning Departments.I certainly would recommend Nelson Surveying to any of my friends or business associates.
Terrence L Peters
Berkshire Lands Inc
Terrence L Peters Timberlands
Our office has been providing services to Ashland County, Bayfield County and the surrounding area for over 75 years. We do extensive real estate work, including handling routine real estate transactions, zoning and subdivision issues and litigation matters involving real estate matters.
Nelson Surveying, Inc., and its entire staff offers efficient and highly competent services, and are responsive to our requests and the needs of our clients. Nelson Surveying is highly respected throughout the region, being held in high regard by real estate brokers, area attorneys, financial instituions and administrative agencies, such as Planning and Zoning. Further, Nelson Surveying has offered competent and effective testimony in matters that have been litigated throughout Northwest Wisconsin.
Jack A. Carlson
Spears Carlson & Coleman: Attorneys at Law