When is a topographic survey needed? While there are many reasons you might need a boundary survey, few homeowners ever require a topographic survey. Topographic surveys are generally only required for new construction or new development. Building your own home on a piece of land is one instance where a topographic survey could be required.
Do you have an easement on your property? Be sure with a land survey. Easements can affect property values significantly. In other cases, easements do not affect property values at all. Knowing if there is an easement on your property is essential, as is knowing the type of easement and any restrictions that might come