Additional resources to help answer the most common Land Surveying questions
Infill Homes within the City of Calgary
When it comes to buying a new home there are several different property types to choose from, and with the rapid population growth in the city of Calgary, infill homes are becoming more and more popular amongst buyers. What is [...]
Real Property Reports & Rejection Letters
Introduction A Real Property Report (RPR) is a survey drawing showing the location of buildings and structures on a parcel of land. This includes the driveway, house, decks, sheds, fences, garages, and other outbuildings. The RPR shows lot dimensions and [...]
What are Financial Holdbacks?
When it comes to buying and selling property, there are many things that can go wrong. Real Property Reports are an essential part of the home sale process. However, RPR’s that are deemed non-compliant during the closing of a home [...]
Common Things you will see on a Real Property Report
When you buy a home, it's important to know what you're getting. The goal of an RPR is to give buyers of a property as much information as possible about their purchase so they can make informed decisions about what [...]
Air Conditioning Unit Bylaws in the City of Calgary
Air Conditioning Bylaws If you're in the market to buy, install or replace an air conditioning unit within Calgary, it's important that you understand the Land Use Bylaws associated with an AC unit. A Real Property Report can help and [...]
The Differences between a Bare Land Condo and Conventional Condo in Calgary.
If you’re planning to purchase or build either a bare land condo or a conventional condo, it’s important to know what type of condo it is, and if the required property report (RPR) is in place. Bare Land Condo A [...]
Hot Tub Bylaws within the City of Calgary
Introduction Hot tubs have become a lot more popular in recent years. However, you may have heard about some of the bylaws that surround their installation and use in Calgary. This article will cover those regulations and make sure you're [...]
Differences between Patios and Decks in Calgary
Summer is the perfect time to consider installing a new deck or patio in your yard. But the big question is: what is the difference between a deck and a patio? We run down the top differences between both these [...]
The Deck Permit Process in Calgary
The City of Calgary has specific requirements when it comes to building a deck on your property. In this blog, we outline in detail the process and importance of obtaining a Deck Permit from the City of Calgary. City of [...]
How Drones Are Changing The Land Surveying Industry
Technology continues to revolutionize all industries in ways unimaginable. We see it change the aviation industry with its advanced planes, the construction industry with its sophisticated tools, and even the medical industry with its 3D-printed organs and new medicines. This [...]
The Efficiency of UAV Surveys
Aerial land surveys were once a difficult and tiresome job, asking surveyors to trek into unmarked lands in order to map the area to gain heights, dimensions, and overall impressions. Certain pieces of information, like contours and earthwork volumetric measurements, [...]
How Land Surveyors Locate Property Pins
Property posts act as survey evidence and are essential to accurately determine property boundaries, clearly marking where properties begin and end. As a landowner, you should know where your property posts are to ensure you meet municipal requirements, don’t build [...]
Why did my RPR receive a Rejection Letter?
If your real property report is needed for the sale of your property, it will need to go through the compliance review with your municipality. This means that all placements and measurements of all permanent structures on your lot will [...]
The Pros and Cons of Zero Lot Line Homes
What are Zero Lot lines? Thinking of building your own house? If so, then you need to decide how you want to plot your house on your property. Two of the most common home plots in Alberta include tradition lot [...]
Why does a property need a Specific Quote?
Requesting a Real Property Report You’re selling your property and need a Real Property Report – great! We can help you there. But when you submit a request, you are told that your property needs a specified quote. What does [...]
Understanding Garage Permits
What Do I Need to Apply for a Garage Permit? More than just a place to store your car or tools, a garage is a great investment that can add significant value to your property. Like many structures, however, you’ll [...]
Understanding your Alberta Land Title Certificate
*This blog has been published for educational purposes only. ARC Surveys is not affiliated with the Alberta Land Titles Office. Should you need to make any changes to your Land Title Certificate, please contact the Alberta Land Titles office directly [...]
Legal Surveys within the Province of Alberta?
Legal Surveys in Alberta are any type of survey that requires a land surveyor to survey and certify a boundary or a structure’s position relative to the boundary. In other words, Legal Survey is an umbrella term used to describe [...]
Real Property Reports – A How-To guide to City Encroachment
You did it! You got a Real Property Report! But wait…where is that little blue stamp? Why is it covered in big red words like ‘encroachment’ and ‘advisory?’ Follow along as we break down the most common types of encroachments [...]
The Land Subdivision Process in Alberta
The Land Subdivision Process in Alberta Simply put, land subdivision involves splitting a parcel of land into one or more parcels with separate titles. Subdividing land in Alberta can be a lengthy and complicated process, involving multiple steps before the [...]