|Common Questions about Property Surveys|
Blue Marsh Associates, Inc. provides commercial, industrial and residential land surveys throughout Southeastern, PA, all of New Jersey and Delaware. To learn more, please visit our Surveying Services page, or return to our home page.
Blue Marsh Associates, Inc. prides itself on exceedingly thorough surveys. Depending on survey needs, our efforts include, but are not necessarily limited to:
There has never been a more accurate way to perform a land survey than GPS (Global Positioning System). Measurements with GPS are accurate to within 1/16th of an inch.
Are you licensed?
Yes. The firm has staff licensed in the states we survey. It is illegal to perform survey work in Pennsylvania, Delaware or New Jersey without a license.
Can you prepare engineering plans?
Blue Marsh Associates, Inc. can prepare only very limited engineering plans as dictated by State law. We recommend that all engineering work be performed by experts for your own protection. If your project requires Professional Engineering Services we will be more than happy to recommend a firm familiar with your requirements.
Can you survey in winter?
Yes. Anytime the leaves are down is a great time to perform a land survey. All surveying equipment, including our GPS system, work better when the leaves are down. However, large snowfalls and below zero wind chills can make it impossible to provide a survey to levels of accuracy we demand.
Is courthouse work always necessary?
You may say "I have my deed, why must you do courthouse research?" The answer is that a property survey is like working a puzzle. Your neighborhood is the puzzle, and your property is only one piece. To perform an accurate land survey, we must make sure that your piece of the puzzle fits properly with all those that surround it. For larger properties, and for properties not in a recorded lot plan, we must often do extensive research into prior deeds in order to resolve all discrepancies.
Where do you find the starting point?
It is a common misconception with land surveying that there are starting points to which all surveyors go in order to perform an accurate land survey. In reality, very few land surveys have known starting point. In doing a survey, we do find a variety of marker points throughout your neighborhood, including iron pins, monuments, wooden stakes, concrete markers, and more. These physical markers are analyzed via computer and compared against neighborhood deeds, in order to provide a solution that fits the highest possible number of marker points.
Are you insured?
Yes. However, your best protection is the thorough level of work provided and our integrity. At Blue Marsh Associates, Inc., we take every possible measure to eliminate mistakes and provide land survey results we are comfortable defending in court, should the need ever arise.
Do I have to be there?
99% of property surveys are completed with our only customer contact being by phone and email. Nor do you have to accompany us on the property while we perform the survey. With our reputation for exceptional customer service, we work to make your land survey process as painless as possible. From our firm quote to your final report, we will treat you with the respect and care others reserve only for their best customers.
Where did the company name originate?
When Mr. Wright was in the very early stages of the formation of his company he found that he had an opportunity to acquire an existing surveying company. What attracted Mr. Wright to this company was its impeccable reputation within its coverage area. The Company name was Blue Marsh Surveyors located in Leesport, Pa. and was established by a surveyor having the utmost skill and ethical wherewithal. This acquisition process was well along and Mr. Wright wanted to file the corporate name for his company so he chose Blue Marsh Associates, Inc. before final settlement. As the acquisition date neared concern arouse about the declining economy. After consultations with accountants and attorneys it was determined that the time was not right for this deal. Since the name of the company had already been established and published Mr. Wright decided to keep it as is. Mr. Wright can only aspire that Blue Marsh Associates, Inc. match the reputation of Blue Marsh Surveyors.