Scheduling a survey?!?
Don’t you hate it when you call the cable company to do an install and they tell you they will be there next Tuesday between 9:00 and 5:00? Seriously, can’t they narrow it down any more than that?
When you try to schedule a time with a surveyor, it is even worse. You will likely get, “We will be there in four to eight weeks, weather permitting.” Ever wonder why?
Well, let me tell you…
First, we schedule by due date and proximity. If we have a job in Cocke county that is the next one in the queue but it won’t take a full day and we have another one close to it but is quite a ways down the list, we will schedule it as well to be as productive as possible and to reduce the time loss for travel.
Second, a survey is never straightforward. There is no way to know ahead of time, how much time it will take. What would appear to be a simple, no-nonsense survey – something that should take about an hour in the field – can take a whole day, or more. Even this isn’t that certain, because we don’t know what happened the week before. Perhaps we had 7 jobs scheduled for week 1 but only got 5 done. Now these spill over into the next week, delaying the jobs that were supposed to start that week.
Third, there is the weather. There are certain elements we can’t work in, safely. If it is raining, it is difficult to get the jobs done. Not only do we have to worry about the functionality of the electronic equipment, but optics don’t function well with water all over them. Then there is the safety factor. That $650 job just went to crap when someone slips on a wet log and breaks a leg.
Other weather events that affect our ability to work are snow, temperature, and wind. Snow isn’t always a matter of getting to the job but seeing the ground when you are on the site. Extreme temperatures can cause many issues. Too cold, and the equipment freezes (not to mention it is hard to work when you are looking like the Michelin Tire Man); too hot, and the batteries die very quick. And then there is wind. When it is too windy, one cannot stand vertical easily to hold the rod plumb. When it is windy, you cannot work under trees as things tend to fall on your head.
Finely, there is scheduling the people. Illness, vacations, and whatnot are always a factor, but moreover, we have to make a judgement call early in the morning regarding the weather and viability of working any particular day. We have to decide if the chances of work are worth the risk of paying a crew to sit in the truck all day and watching the rain fall. Labor is costly and we cannot pass the expense of non-productive days onto the clients.
This can also affect what gets scheduled when. If there is a job that can be done (because the weather if favorable there) but is way down the list, we may schedule it that morning. So we cannot give notice that we will be out there.
All of these affect our ability to stay on a schedule and are magnified exponentially when you are looking at 8+ weeks of 40+ jobs ranging from small lots to huge boundaries. So when you want an ETA for the completion of your survey, just know that often it is out of our control and we are just plodding along as best we can.
How much do u charge to survey a 20 acre parcel in Stewart, TN?
I don’t. I had to Google where it was. I am in East Tennessee and don’t get anywhere near the Nashville area.
We have 1 lot. Lot 17 in applewood subdivision 10 minutes from Pintree. The lot slopes downhill from back to front. This affects the design of the house, foundation , the drive , the septic field, and reayard grading to deal with water from lhigher lots behind this one. We would like a proposal to prepare a lot topo. One foot contours preferred. I now you are busy. I just finished a home taking 12 months, when it should have only taken 6 or 7. We are just starting the process. Thank you
Please submit a survey request at https://www.tnlds.com/request/, and we can get you a quote and time frame.
Ok then… How about a wooded .6 acre lot outside Dandridge on Douglas lake? Pricing for a survey? Most paperwork we received with the property was hand written on letter sized paper. Coming from Chicagoland, I’m not used to ‘informal-looking’drawings and documents like that, but I’m hoping to build sometime this fall.
If you are interested in a price quote, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 865-742-2557
Hi I purchased a 1.11 Acer lot in cocke county Tennessee on dark hollow road near the pigeon river. How much is that to survey? Please and thank you.
Please email me this and I will get you a quote.
I need some property surveyed. Located 3 miles from Strawberry Plains exit. Do you do this or can you recommend someone?
Please find the survey request form in the menu above.
Do you have phone # to call to set up perc test in Montgomery county tn
I do not do perc test anymore and Mongomery county is WAY out of my coverage area. I am in East Tennessee, just north of Gatlinburg.
How much does the land need to be cleaned off to test, cause when building I want to be able to keep as many trees as possible?
I am not sure what you are asking. I mean, I prefer a nice, clear lot to survey, but that doesn’t often happen. We can survey through nearly anything – the price may just be more if it is too thick.
As for testing (percolation), you would need to talk to the person who is doing it, but realistically, if you can walk in with a couple of 5-gallon buckets, a post hole digger, and a breaker bar, that’s good enough.
I am needing a PERC test done and would like to have a call back or email at email@example.com
I’m sorry but I don’t do perc tests anymore. To see what services we do provide, see https://www.tnlds.com/15-2/
Need boundry I need a 2 acre parcel surveyed, but no one calls me back .
EVERYONE is buried at the moment (like I have over 40 jobs in the queue right now). I have to use my early mornings and weekends just to get caught up with office stuff. Calls take too long (and get forgotten/lost) and so I prefer written communication. I have a form for survey requests and many other surveyors use text and email.
Please send me an email. I understand you have a lot of priorities. I definitely need a surveyor for my property. Thank you.
Please go to https://www.tnlds.com/request/ and submit a survey request so that it doesn’t get lost in the black hole that is our inbox.
I tried to click on your survey request but the screen is totally blank. I cannot do a request if nothing comes up to fill out. Please send me the request form as I need a surveyor ASAP.
Here is the direct link to the form.
Need perc test before I can either build a shop or add on to existing home.
If you are looking for work to be completed, you need to submit a survey request. Just know that we do not do percolation tests. For this, you should contact the Environmental Health Department in your area.