How it Works.
For parcel corners, we typically set two-foot rebar pounded flush with the ground with a colored plastic survey cap if the location of the lot corner falls in soil.
If we find an existing rebar, pipe, or other monument indicating the parcel corner, we would locate and note that found point on the survey drawing and place a stake and flagging next to that as well.
If the location of the property corner is obstructed and not accessible (fence post, root, boulder, structure, etc.) OR if there is concern of underground utilities at that location, we may set an offset point on or projected from the property line and reference a distance to the actual corner.
We may also set a nail and survey washer if the calculated corner point falls in concrete or on a hard surface.