Tales From The Field

Recent Work Had Us Surveying Wetlands and Coastline

Cows, Drones and Projects in the News…

Calvin Weingart surveyed wetlands in North Stonington – he was greeted by a few wandering cows on this assignment.

Zach Weingart provided a drone survey for the Sachem’s Head Yacht Club where a grounded barge had to be removed from the breakwater. An article in the New Haven Register provides the backstory in further detail – link here to read about it.

Commonly Overlooked Factors When Assessing a Property

When selecting a prospective house or patch of land, most people are easily enticed by the usual factors like location, size, price and even structural design. But acquiring a property means that you need to be mindful of even the tiniest details. Otherwise, you might face unexpected conflicts or the value of your new property may be badly affected later on.

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How to Distinguish Your Property Line

Property Lines CTThe ability to determine the boundaries of a property is very useful, particularly for homeowners and developers who are planning to improve and expand their structures.

Finding these property lines is important for those who want to defend their homes from boundary encroachments and homeowners should also know their exact location in order to maintain the complete value of their property.

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Boundaries, Improvements, and Peace of Mind

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Building is a high-cost investment that has the potential for a great return. However, along with the risks associated with such an investment, issues with the boundary of a property or it’s zoning or deed restrictions are known to cause headaches. Property disputes and unauthorized improvements are an expense that no one wants to bear.

When facing unauthorized improvements and boundary disputes, you require a surveyor’s assistance. The best time to seek this assistance is before you build as to resolve and prevent any issues curtailing the building itself and its profit at completion.

Boundaries

Boundary surveying confirms boundaries of your piece beforehand. Though existing features on your land may convey a boundary (for example, fences or a line of trees), the actual boundary can be quite different. If land is developed based on an assumed boundary, town or city officials will require you to remove the feature at fault or apply for a variance to clear up the issue.

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Bamboo-zled! State Holds Property Owners Accountable for Bamboo Growth

Bamboo 1 resized 600Within Connecticut, planting of bamboo has become popular, particularly along coastal areas. However, most are unaware of how quickly and extensively bamboo can spread, and hence, the new liabilities property owners assume when planting.

The particular type of bamboo under scruitiny is known to regulators as “running bamboo.” Though not considered an invasive species in Connecticut, it has a root system that is particularly adept at spreading underground, and if not carefully maintained, will spread from one property to another. According to an article published February 17th on OrangeLive.com, the “bamboo roots spread and travel underground far from the visible plants and new shoots can pop up just about anywhere. They are strong enough to tear up patios and foundations and destroy septic systems.”

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