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  • Writer's pictureDanny Rodic

Uncovering the Pillars of Land Ownership: Monuments

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Monuments — also known as “property pins” or  “corners” — are all terms that arise during any land surveying and mapping service performed on your parcel of land. What do these terms represent, and why are they so important when developing a property for residential or commercial purposes?

Monuments Are the Cornerstones of Your Property

Property monument on a parcel of land in Colorado.

Let’s start by making it simpler to understand. First and foremost, “monuments” are really what are established in the land surveying and mapping process. The terms “property pins” and “corners” are alternative words meaning the same thing.

At one point or another, you may hear a professional surveyor use any one of these three terms. No matter what, what they are referring to are monuments — Physical representations of property corners to help identify boundaries. Whether they are referred to as “monuments”, “property pins”, or “corners” aside, they are extremely vital to your property lines and make development a much more effective process.


Establishing Landmarks: The Surveyor's Role

A boundary on a parcel of land in Colorado.

Every property boundary has monuments marking the “corners” of the boundary of land. Identifying them is the job of a land surveying and mapping company like Apex Land Surveying and Mapping LLC. Typically a full boundary retracement and a Land Survey Plat or Improvement Survey Plat are the deliverables that our clients receive. To discover more details on this process, please read this blog.

A surveyor plays a pivotal role in establishing these markers for property owners as this identification is done accurately and efficiently. The process of identifying monuments begins with a comprehensive boundary survey. During any type of boundary retracement survey, a surveyor reviews historical records and conducts fieldwork to determine the precise boundaries of a property. After the property boundary is established on the ground, a Land Survey Plat or Improvement Survey Plat is drafted to document the Survey.

Using advanced land surveying technology, the surveyor locates or establishes corners and marks them with property pins. When applicable, existing monuments are identified and preserved as well.

The Importance of Precision

A monument identified by a land surveying company.

The establishment of monuments is vital for numerous reasons.

First, for property owners, identifying the property corners with monuments provides legal evidence of property boundaries, crucial for resolving disputes, planning construction projects, or selling land. You cannot effectively develop a parcel of land without understanding where the exact boundaries are. We at Apex Land Surveying and Mapping LLC ensure that exhaustive efforts to retrace and identify monuments in a boundary retracement survey is done with the utmost accuracy.

Another known reason for the importance of identifying monuments on a property is that these will also ensure that any development on the land complies with local zoning laws and regulations. Likewise, for surveyors, these markers offer a reliable network of evidence on the grounds that aid in the accurate mapping and documentation of land parcels. This allows for easing property owner’s minds about the legalities of their development process.

Get a Boundary Survey from Apex Land Surveying and Mapping LLC

Understanding the nuances of monuments is essential for anyone involved in land ownership or property development. These elements not only define the marrying of physical, written, and other evidence of land ownership but also facilitate the precise mapping and responsible management of land resources. Apex Land Surveying and Mapping LLC plays an indispensable role in establishing these monuments, ensuring the integrity of property boundaries for generations to come.

Apex Land Surveying and Mapping LLC is a trusted name in property corner identification for land owners in the Colorado Springs and Front Range areas. We will help identify monuments on your property and make sure that they benefit your property development process. Contact us today for more information about boundary surveying and the process of identifying monuments on your parcel of land.


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