The Importance of Surveying a Property Line

Although a land survey may seem tedious and unnecessary when doing some projects, in fact there are many cases in which they become valuable, cost saving tools.  Recently one of our clients found out how important a survey can be.  The client contacted us with concerns about a retaining wall that borders their property.  They stated that the wall is crumbling, and client does not know who is responsible for repairs to the wall.  LandTech was able to help!  A crew went out and completed a boundary survey of the property, and also mapped the points of the retaining wall in question. After all of the information was compiled a map of the property was made showing all of the needed information. This in turn helped decide who was responsible for any new construction or repairs that were needed to happen with the wall.


What areas of Wisconsin do you service?

Southeastern Wisconsin (Waukesha County, Milwaukee County, Washington County, Ozaukee County, Dodge County, Jefferson County, Walworth County, Racine County and Kenosha County) is our main service area.  We also do work throughout the rest of the State of Wisconsin.

Waukesha County: Brookfield, Delafield, Muskego, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee, Chenequa, Waukesha, Dousman, Eagle, Elm Grove, Hartland, Lannon, Menomonee Falls, Merton, Mukwonago, Nashotah, North Prairie, Oconomowoc Lake, Sussex, Wales, Genesee, Lisbon, Ottawa, Summit, & Vernon

Milwaukee County: Milwaukee, Cudahy, Franklin, Glendale, Greenfield, Oak Creek, St. Francis, South Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, West Allis, Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Greendale, Hales Corners, River Hills, Shorewood, West Milwaukee, & Whitefish Bay

Washington County: Hartford, West Bend, Germantown, Jackson, Kewaskum, Newburg, Richfield, Slinger, Addison, Barton, Erin, Farmington, Polk, Trenton, & Wayne

Ozaukee County: Cedarburg, Mequon, Port Washington, Bayside, Belgium, Fredonia, Grafton, Newburg, Saukville, & Thiensville

Racine County: Racine, Burlington, Caledonia, Elmwood Park, Mount Pleasant, Rochester, Sturtevant, Union Grove, Waterford, Wind Point, Dover, Norway, Raymond, & Yorkville

Walworth County: Walworth, Burlington, Delavan, Elkhorn, Lake Geneva, Whitewater, Darien, East Troy, Fontana-on-Geneva Lake, Genoa City, Mukwonago, Sharon, Williams Bay, Bloomfield, Geneva, La Grange, Linn, & Richmond

Kenosha County: Kenosha, Paddock Lake, Pleasant Prairie, Silver Lake, Twin Lakes, Genoa City, Brighton, Bristol, Paris, Randall, Salem, Somers, & Wheatland

How long does a land survey take?

Simply put, we will meet your deadline. You tell us the date you need the survey and we will deliver it to you by that date. If we can not meet your deadline, we will recommend you to another company that may be able to help you. Land Tech has never committed to a project and not met the agreed upon deadline.

When is a survey necessary?

Prior to purchasing land, Prior to installing a fence, building a house, or other type of construction, Prior to dividing land into smaller parcels, When you sell a piece of land that has not been previously surveyed, To verify the amount of land assessed for taxes, When you think there is an encroachment on your land, For design and development purposes, & For peace of mind.

ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey in Butler Wisconsin

Land Tech Surveying, LLC just recently finished an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey for a bank in Southeastern Wisconsin. A survey was needed of the property so that the title company could insure title to the property free and clear of survey matters.

An ALTA survey is a land survey that is made for the Title Company and/or Lender with the survey and location data needed for the issuing of title or mortgage insurance. For this purpose a map is drawn to “ALTA” specifications. “ALTA” stands for American Land Title Association.

ALTA specifies the data to be shown on the survey and this includes boundary lines, location of the main building including improvements, location of ancillary buildings, the identification of easements (access rights by service companies such as water, gas, telephone, railways and other utilities). ALTA surveys are very complex surveys and can cost upwards of thousands dollars and take weeks to complete. For that reason most ALTA surveys are performed on commercial properties.

An ALTA Land Survey guarantees to meet the requirements for an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey as detailed by the American Land Title Association, National Society of Professional Surveyors and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.

If you are looking for a land surveyor in Waukesha County or in Southeastern Wisconsin, give Land Tech Surveying, LLC a call at 262-367-7599. You can also check out our website at or email us at

Thank you,
John D. Downing, RLS

Brookfield Wisconsin Land Surveyor – Call (262) 367-7599

Land Tech Surveying, LLC recently completed a boundary survey for a client in Brookfield, Wisconsin.  The property consisted of a 1/2 acre parcel in a residential subdivision.  The owner was looking to re-build his fence, but the City of Brookfield requires and updated survey to do so.  It turned out that the original fence in the rear of the lot was built 1 foot past the property line.  The new fence will now be moved over so that it does not encroach onto the neighboring property.  This is one reason why it is important to have an updated Plat of Survey done if you are planning on doing any sort of construction on your property.  If you or someone you know is looking for a land surveyor in Brookfield or a land surveyor in Waukesha County, give Land Tech Surveying a call at 262-367-7599 or visit our website at

New Berlin Land Surveyor – (262) 367-7599

Land Tech Surveying, LLC recently staked out a condominium in a condo project in New Berlin, Wisconsin.  Land Tech has been involved with this project from the very beginning, and is still in charge of all land surveying operations.  Condos were a very hot item before the economy took a turn for the worse, but people are still buying.  If you or someone you know is looking for condo site, take a look at “The Villas of New Berlin” which is located west on Farrel Drive off of Sunnyslope Road in New Berlin.

If you are looking for a Waukesha County land surveyor, call Land Tech Surveying, LLC at 262-367-7599 or visit our website at

Milwaukee Land Surveyor – (262) 367-7599

Last month Land Tech Surveying, LLC completed a boundary survey for a client in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The property consisted of a corner lot which was part of a subdivision called Murray Hill which was subdivided in 1890.  Property surveys of this nature can be very difficult because all original monumentation has disappeared over the years.  The entire block ends up getting resurveyed and the lot is calculated proportionately from there.  In this case it was important to have a survey done because the owner will be building a fence.  If you are building a fence or any other structure, make sure you have an updated boundary survey done.

Call Land Tech Surveying, LLC at 262-367-7599 or visit our website at

Sussex Wisconsin Land Surveyor – (262) 367-7599

Last month Land Tech Surveying, LLC completed a boundary survey for a client in Sussex, Wisconsin.  The property consisted of 2 different parcels totaling 2.5 acres.  The owner is looking to build a home on the property at some point, but for the time being, he just wanted to see where the property lines were.  When he does decide to build, the 2 parcels will have to be combined into one.  In order to do this a Certified Survey Map, otherwise known as a CSM will have to be drafted and recorded with Waukesha County Register of Deeds.  For now it was important for the land owner to know where his boundary was so that he can decide where he would like to build and he has a visual of how large his lot is.  If you or someone you know is looking to build a house, contact a land surveyor to start the planning process and have a boundary survey or plat of survey done.

Call Land Tech Surveying, LLC at 262-367-7599 or visit our website at

Sussex Land Surveyor – (262) 367-7599

Last month Land Tech Surveying, LLC completed a boundary survey for a client in Sussex, Wisconsin.  The property is a 1 acre residential lot in a subdivision.  It was important for the land owner to know where his boundary was so that when he gets to building a fence, it will stay on his property.  There were also multiple utility easements cutting through the property that were shown on the survey.  If you are about to buy a property, make sure to have an updated survey done before closing.  A small cost ahead of time can save you a fortune in the future.

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