Land surveying is typically associated with defining where your property line starts and ends. However, it encompasses other services, which may be necessary to ensure the safety and durability of your property, as well as the health of every person who will use your structure. One of those services is the environmental land survey, which is conducted for the environmental industry. An environment survey can include different tasks, such as GeoTracker reporting, earth quantity calculations, monitoring well, and earth quantity calculations. It may encompass topographic surveys, as built surveys, and construction staking, too.
The purpose of the environment survey is to help you identify and understand the potential impact of construction and real estate developments on the environment. Likewise, it will help you determine the potential impact of environmental factors on construction and real estate developments. Environmental surveying is a highly detailed process that can cover areas like flood risk assessment, environmental screenings, contaminated land assessment, and fire risk assessment. Surveys are conducted using modern and high-end equipment that is faster and more accurate.
Building projects must be deemed safe before they begin or proceed. Environmental surveys can determine how likely it is for a proposed structure to flood, and if it is at risk for safety issues related to contaminated land, which may have been used or close to waste disposal sites and industrial waste landfills. This way, the survey is conducted as an aspect of due diligence. The results may help you when forming risk management strategies, too.
An environment survey can help with environmental screenings, which offer an overview of the environmental risks associated with a proposed or existing structure. The screening can determine whether the property has been damaged or affected by undermining, or if it is susceptible to ground gas. The screening may help identify risks like ground water contamination and dangerous levels of asbestos, which may be present in older properties.