Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Land Surveyor?
Land Surveyors have a very important role in the construction and engineering world. Without land surveyors, quite simply nothing could be constructed or built accurately from roads to buildings to bridges.
Land Surveying is a very misunderstood profession by those who do not understand exactly what it is. Generally, to ascend to a highly paid position in any type of land surveying, you would require a minimum of a degree from a university but, in Australia you can still become a highly paid and be a highly skilled individual with only a diploma.
The biggest part of surveying is mathematics and having a strong understanding of spatial awareness in both 2d and 3d. The level of mathematics required to be a university qualified land surveyor is far greater than that of your typical civil engineer. A qualified land surveyor with experience across different types of land surveying will be required to be able to deal with all types of engineers, builders, town planners etc.
What makes a land surveyor special is that the surveyor will understand everyone else’s disciplines e.g. engineers plans or Architects drawings, but none of those disciplines will understand what the surveyor does or how we do it.
Land surveying is a challenging and complicated science. It comes with high risk for the surveyor and everything hinges on the surveyor’s decisions working in the field.
So, the next time you see your local land surveyor with his tripod set up on the side of a road, take time to appreciate everything they do. They make sure your roads and bridges are built to specification and that your boundaries and houses can be established in their right position. They make sure your subdivisions go through council allowing you to extend your wealth.
Call your local Perth Surveyor today and get the best advice on your property requirements.
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Contour Survey Perth
A contour survey is a survey of the land in its existing condition. There are a few names for this survey depending on who you consult with; feature survey / contour and feature survey / site survey / topographic survey are a few of these other names.
Why are some areas of the report empty?
We are mostly providing the report to show the bad stuff (IE...deficiencies and observations that we believe could be an issue). As much as we would love to describe and take pictures of each and every door hinge, floor joist or electrical outlet, it's just too boring and unnecessary. If an area of the report seems empty, it may be that there wasn't anything to report on. That's a good thing. To be certain, give us a shout and we can clarify your concerns.
How do I send report info to my Agent (or anyone)?
It's your report, share away! There are 4 options:
Is the inspection a Pass or Fail?
There is no pass or fail in a home inspection. The inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of the accesible areas of a residential property at that date and time only.
Do I need to read the entire report?
You should. The "Summary" has most of the information you need , but the full report may give you a better idea of any concerns with the home. Don't forget about the "limitations" tab or the "Standards" tab, they will provide additional information about the inspection.
Where are the Radon or Sewer results?
There will be a separate document for Radon Testing or Sewer Inspections. You can find them in the link provided via email, or as an attachment on the full home inspection report (left side navigation panel, all the way at the bottom). Radon testing takes atleast 48hrs to complete and results are available at pick-up. Sewer Reports are generally complete within 24hrs of the inspection.
The sale didn't go through, can we get a discount on the next inspection?
You bet. All clients recieve a discount code for future services with us. Look for it in the follow up email, or give us a call for the code.