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Leveling Your Property to Prevent Standing Pools of Water: How Land Surveying Plays a Part

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If you own property, you may find that there are low areas in your yard that collect water in the warmer months. The dangers of those pools of still water include mosquitoes and mosquito larvae, which could be carrying everything from avian flu to malaria, depending on where you live. If you want to remove those low-lying areas and even out the lumps, a land surveyor can help in the following ways.

Surveying for Water Indicators

Land surveyors are trained on how to spot possible water table indicators on the surface of the land. Geological features, which the surveyor documents, can be excellent indicators for how much water surfaces in the spring and how little water the ground in an area absorbs when rains are heavy. Knowing which areas on your property have overly saturated water tables below will help you and a landscaper decide how to fill these areas in and what to use to keep standing water from accumulating.

Surveying for Elevations

Both elevations above sea level and elevations above the surrounding bodies of water are critical to how much water floods your property annually. In fact, these measurements are the same ones surveyors use to decide if you live in a flood plain or are likely to be flooded out by a nearby body of water. If your land is below sea level or below the recorded average height of the nearest river or lake, you are very likely to experience giant puddles in your yard frequently. Increasing the overall elevation of your property may be achieved by leveling out any little bumps or hills in the yard, and then adding more soil and turf on top of it.

Surveying for Soil Quality and Quantity

Living on an urban island means you probably experience quite a bit of flooding. This is because the land your home is perched on is mostly sand or loamy dirt. A surveyor takes measurements of the depth of the soil and types of soil found in your yard. He or she then provides an accurate assessment of soil quality and quantity, which aids your landscaper in deciding how much and what types of soil, dirt, and turf to install in your yard. Increasing the type of soil or dirt in your yard that absorbs a lot of water without becoming a marsh or pushing the water off to create drier land is the ultimate plan of the landscaping contractor, and the surveyor's skills, measurements, and assessments will help your landscaper with that immensely.

Contact a surveyor from a company like Community Sciences Corporation today to set up an appointment to have your land surveyed.

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28 August 2015