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Land Survey?
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dfricci    Posted 02-12-2003 at 07:06:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Does anyone know the approximate price range of a land survey? I have 110 acres in east central KY.

Mike IN NC    Posted 02-12-2003 at 15:17:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
What I did one time when I had to get a road easement surveyed was to hook up an old rifle scope on a camera tripod and dropped a plumb bob from it to one known end point and at the other end point put up a great big board and painted it orange- I couldnt see the board very clearly through all the brush and trees but I lined the cross hairs up well enough to give me a line to clear from one end to the other before the surveyor got there) Saved me a pile of money;

Spence    Posted 02-12-2003 at 12:36:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Depends on factors as brush clearing, swamps,etc. If you can find the stakes and help clear things up before they get there it'll cost you less.

wh    Posted 02-12-2003 at 12:14:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
$75 - $100 per hour in cullman alabama. had 140 acres surveyed about 8 yrs ago. tied it to 7 section corners. had a neighbor giving landline trouble. ran close to $3000. ran it with the new type laser transit. no need to clean a straight line. had thme to mark line all around and went back and drove steel post on line. can see line from any point. corners were set in 3"steel pipe. from 3 to 4 ft in ground with about 2 ft out of ground. about every 3 yrs go around and paint them with hi vis orange paint.

genenky(8n450577)    Posted 02-12-2003 at 12:02:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
bout $1200 with out dividing, where bouts in ky gene n ky

E. Ray    Posted 02-12-2003 at 10:01:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I bought 168 acres in Clark Co. Ky. about three yrs. ago and had it divided into 12 lots. $12,000....Ray

screaminghollow    Posted 02-12-2003 at 07:28:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Depends on alot of things. For one, how straight and clear are your lines. 160 acres in the midwest that has the range system with four straight lines is one thing. I've got 51 acres here in PA and my boundaries are comprised of about 20 different lines and angles some across steep wooded hill sides. Four years ago, I had 1900 ft of one side surveyed and it came to $2800.00. Last October I had an "L" shaped parcel of 7 acres done, all clear and it cost $950. There were 9 different lines and angles to be computed. My surveyor charges by the hour. A friend of mine recently had a two acre residential lot surveyed, darn near square with only four lines. cost $375. Friends of mine have 68 acres, all zig zag lines through swamp brush and woods. They were given a $6200 estimate. If you know where the corners are, you can save alot of money by clearing the lines yourself. I ran a string from corner to corner through the woods about chest high and cut down anything within three feet of my side of the line. I had to run the string several times as I worked through, but it did the job. One line ran along an old over grown fence row, full of multiflower rose and saplings. Took about six hours to clear that one 220 foot line. I was only off by about six feet on one line that was 1200 feet long. On that one the line went over a hill and I couldn't see from one corner from the other. If you get a copy of your and the neighbors deeds and compare the angles and lengths of the lines, you might be able to find any old corner markers. Two of my many corners were marked by burying a a large long rock with about ten inches of one end sticking up out of the ground.

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