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Spring Project Planning

Land surveyor using equipment for boundary survey, floodplain survey or topographic survey

With the close of April brings the spring project season. As homeowners, we all spend the winter looking at things we want to do around the house. Some projects are interior, like painting walls, while others are exterior. With Covid-19, we have all spent more time around the house so far this year. Now we are all starting to decide what projects to undertake.


A Spring Project

Exterior projects like landscaping, fences, pools, and sheds, provide beauty to a property. These investments result in higher usage of land and higher property values. Implementation of these projects can need permitting. Additionally, property lines, easements, and setbacks limit their locations.

Township ordinances limit construction in easements and establish setbacks from property lines. We recommend performing a boundary survey before proceeding with these projects. Historical property lines and corners may not actually match a deed. They can move over time and some are even the stories past down from previous owners.

By performing a boundary survey, you ensure the project falls within the deeded boundary. Additionally, these surveys provide the data for plot plans. Plot plans are a requirement of some permit submissions. Finally, these protect your investment from heavy costs associated with disputes and the potential to have to remove them.


Who is ACA?

Started in 1992 and located in Chester County, PA ACA has grown to become a full-service civil engineering firm. Today, we merge professional services with practical knowledge for residential and commercial projects. No matter the scale, from installing a fence, to building a structure or developing land, you need permits. Because the approval process includes many permits and agencies, it can be a headache. Working with ACA’s full-service team saves you time, money, and headaches.  Every step of the way, we are here to support you and educate you about the process. Here are some of the basic services we provide:

Construction Management | Civil Engineering | Environmental Permitting | Septic System Testing and Design | Land Surveying | Wetland Delineations and Mitigation

Please feel free to browse our website or if working on a project or need help, contact us at (610) 469-3830. 

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