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Staking Someone Elses Line... Legal? Ethical?

December 6, 2011

Posted by TomChurch

So we have a very good construction client with whom we have done A TON of work for over the years.  They are now working on a project where another surveyor did the base mapping (a very good and well respected surveyor).  We were given a CAD file of the plans for layout purposes which also shows the property lines.  We are being asked to stake one of the property lines with a couple of rebar, lath and paint so they know where their limits are.  We are already tied into the project through state plane and checked with building corners for the construction layout.

Is it legal or ethical to stake this line based on that CAD file if we specifically state that we are staking the line based on that map in the contract?

To be honest this is the first time we have been asked to do this...


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