Land Surveying & Mapping Services

Located on the Island of Kaua'i; in the State of Hawai'i

Specializing in K-1 Stakings, K-2 Surveys,
Elevation Certificates and ALTA Surveys


Sellers & Boundary Surveys

Survey:  Is it a K-1 Staking OR K-2 Survey?    

Sellers can help prevent boundary misunderstandings by ordering a boundary stakeout early during the sales process, especially if there are improvements along the property line.  There are things that can be done to smooth out the survey process.

1-  Make it a point to walk the boundaries with the listing realtor.  Mark all known property stakes and note possible places where fences or structures may be encroaching upon the property.

2-  When ordering the survey, provide the surveyor with copies of prior surveys, maps and title reports.  These documents will probably shorten the time spent researching in preparation for the field survey and could possibly reduce survey costs.

3-  Don't rely on structures, hedges, fences, and plants to define the location of the boundaries.

4-  Keep pets locked up when the surveyors are on site.  Animals such as dogs and horses can damage surveyors expensive equipment and interfere with the field work.

5-  It would be great if the owner would greet the surveyor on first arrival with a tour of the property line.

6-  Avoid boundary conflicts by having a Licensed Land Surveyor verify the location of the property lines and mark each boundary stake with identifying markers.
K-1 Staking:

K-1 Staking is staking of record property corners.

What is NOT included in a K-1 Staking:

• No map (staking, survey, topographical, flood, zoning and ALTA) and there is no written report.

• No staking of easements (although it can be done at an additional fee);

 • No POLs (points on line) (although it can be done at an additional fee and the client is to provide a sketch, “red-lining” or “highlighting”, the specific locations on boundary lines where POLs will be set);

• Boundary corners that are located in streams, gulches, or dangerous conditions and they may not be set; if so, an offset pint is provided.

K-2 Survey:

K-2 Survey is staking of record property corners only and a map showing improvements along the property lines.

Structures (houses, garages, sheds, etc.) are not included on the map unless they are within 5 feet of the property line.  Locating and showing structures on the map not along the property lines is at an additional fee.

POLs (points on line) on boundary lines are at an additional fee.  The client to provide a sketch, “red-lining” or “highlighting”, the specific locations on boundary lines where POLs will be set.

Staking of easements is not included in the K-2 Survey.  
Staking of easements is at an additional fee.

Boundary corners that are located in streams, gulches, or dangerous conditions may not be set and when possible an offset is provided.

*Note:  For surveying services at additional fee a job estimate will be provided on request.

Buyers & Boundary Surveys

Buyers usually want to know at a glance, what they are purchasing.  A good idea for buyers is to inspect property boundary corners, with their Real Estate Agent, prior to the closing of the sale.  This practice would help place the buyers at ease with their concerns about what they think they are getting in the Real Estate transaction.


Good fences makes good neighbors.  Fences separate neighbors and provide for privacy.  It's a symbol of ownership.  However, a fence that crosses the property line and projects into the neighbors property is an intrusion known as an encroachment.  Encroachments may interfere with the sale of property and diminish property value.  Consult a licensed land surveyor and attorney to resolve the encroachment issues.  Have the Land Surveyor verify the location of property lines and an attorney will explain the course of action that may be pursued to satisfy each situation.  Take evasive action by installing structures, hedges, fences, and plants on the owners side of the boundary line and observing set back requirements.