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land surveying

About Eastern/Chadrow Associates, Inc. Land Surveying Services:


At Eastern/Chadrow Associates, Inc. we pride ourselves on being able to provide complete land surveying services to meet every aspect of our client's needs including Site Construction Surveys, Property Surveys,and As-Built Surveys, Topographic Surveys, ALTA / ACSM Surveys and more.


We have an exceptional staff to perform everything from initial property record research, field reconnaissance, data collection and final map preparation. Equally important, Eastern/Chadrow Associates, Inc. maintains its own field crews using state of the art Survey and Data Collection Equipment that allows us to provide fast and efficient service. 


What is Land Surveying? 


Land Surveying is the measurement of land (survey of land) both horizontally and vertically to establish property boundaries, locations of objects and/or vertical elevations. Professional Land Surveyors need to be licensed by the “State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists”. Listed to the right are a few of the Professional Land Surveyor responsibilities.


What is a property survey?


Before a property boundary can be defined the surveyor must first research public land records to assist and confirm the actual field locations of the property markers. The surveyor confirms the measurements, types of markers typically utilized by surveyors and a visual confirmation if the property markers look in general conformance with the general lines of occupation, i.e. ( fence lines, tree lines, etc…). The surveyor will not set any boundary markers unless he is 100 percent positive that his calculations are correct. The surveyor can be held liable if he makes a mistake that costs the client money. The surveyor is impartial and has no other agenda but to stake the line correctly. If the surveyor is found to practicing in an unethical manor the surveyor can lose his license and be fined by the State.


After the surveyor confirms the existing boundary markers he will set new markers if none already exist, which are typically iron pins measured 18 to 24 inches long and set ½ inch above ground level with ribbon tied around the top; next to the iron pin a wooden witness stake will be set to more easily identify its location. Along the property boundary the surveyor will set wooden stakes at an interval where the owner can see between them if possible. After completion of the property survey the surveyor will issue a letter of “Boundary Survey Certification” to prove that the survey was indeed surveyed by a licensed Professional Land Surveyor.


If any adjacent property owner contests the validity of the survey, the adjacent owner must hire their own licensed surveyor to confirm the boundary line location. If the two surveys are not consistent with each other, the property owners shall exchange surveyor contact information. It shall be the responsibility for each surveyor to review each other's work and determine if and where a mistake has been made. If the two surveyors cannot come to a consensus to the boundary location, it shall be the owners right to establish their individual boundary rights through a court of law.

  • Property Survey
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Subdivision Plans
  • Construction Staking
  • ALTA / ACSM Surveys
  • Legal Descriptions
  • Easement Plans
  • Condominium Plans
  • As-Built Surveys
  • Wetland & PADEP Permitting
  • PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permits
  • FEMA Flood Elevation Certifications
  • Soil Percolation for Stormwater Design
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • City & County Research
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