When You Own Property a Fence Won’t Determine Your Property Lines

by | Jan 18, 2022 | Boundary survey, Common Ground, Stake Survey, Surveying Related

Owning property can be a complex situation. What you can do with it depends, in part, on where the property line ends and where it is situated.

We have broken it down to the most important things to think about when determining what you can do with your property and what you need to do:


Imagine that you just bought a new home. You look at your fenced in backyard, ready to mow and manicure for years to come.

Here’s the problem: You may not own all the land inside the fence or worse, you may own land that is located outside of the fence. Simply stated, do you know what land you own?

Here’s the solution: Have a boundary survey (stake survey) performed by a professional land surveyor.

Visible items such as fences, mow lines, and utility poles/boxes are not necessarily an accurate reflection of what property you actually own. Professional Land Surveyors are licensed through the state and their purpose is to determine the location of property corners. Surveyors use county recorded information to determine the precise location of your property corners. That information can establish the “line” that exists between the two corners, establishing your property.

There are many facets to owning property. Having a knowledgeable resource, such as a REALTOR®, can make property ownership easier. They can be a wealth of knowledge and can refer credible resources to you for any situation that may arise.

Cardinal Surveying would like the opportunity to earn your business.  They service the greater St Louis Metro area, have been rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau since 2003, have surveyed over 27,000 properties and are a family owned company who prides themselves on producing accurate results with exceptional customer service. They can be contacted via email at [email protected] or phone at 636.922.1001. They look forward to working with you for all your land surveying needs.