As a property owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that your land is safe for your project, and what you intend to build or develop will not negatively impact the environment around it. This is where specialized and highly-qualified environmental surveyors will be most helpful. They are experts in environmental surveying, which is conducted to determine and understand the construction or real estate development’s potential impact on the environment, as well as the impact that the structure will have on the surroundings.
Surveys that are conducted for the environmental industry can cover various tasks, such as geotracker reporting, earth quantity calculations, topographic surveys, monitoring well, as-built surveys, construction staking, and boundary surveys. As long as you hire an established and reputable land surveying firm, you can be sure that the task will be conducted by qualified and knowledgeable environmental surveyors.
The duties of environmental surveyors are dependent on your project. In some cases, they can serve as consultants who can help you make informed decisions regarding your project. Highly qualified environmental surveyors are experts in flood risk assessment, which determines how your development is likely to flood, especially when it is built in an area that is at a risk of flooding or is near a body of water. You can count on specialized environmental surveyors to assess the potential threat of contaminated land to your property, too. Land may be contaminated if it has been or is currently being used for waste and industrial disposal. In this case, the environmental survey is performed as an act of due diligence to ensure the safety of the property and its occupants.
Qualified land surveyors are dependable when you need to know the environmental risks to a proposed or existing real estate development. Through environmental screenings, you can understand whether or not the structure or land might have been affected by undermining, or if it is susceptible to factors, like ground gas, proximity to waste disposal facilities, and contaminated underground water. Specialized environmental surveyors can conduct fire risk assessment to help you plan your safety procedures.