Ask to see a copy of the land survey for the new construction site. A land survey is performed for the purpose of locating, describing, monumenting and mapping the boundaries and corners of a parcel of land. It may also include mapping of the topography of the parcel, and the location of buildings or other improvements on the parcel. A land survey would define the dimensions of the lot and show whether any of the property is encroaching upon an adjacent parcel.
Compare the survey to the stakes that the surveyor placed in the ground. If the survey looks incorrect, you have the right to hire, at your cost, your own land surveyor to confirm that the property lines have been marked correctly. For more information, please call 952-826-0369.