Think life at the office is rough. Try confronting snakes, booby traps and villains on a daily basis. We aren't talking about an Indiana Jones movie. This is a quick glimpse into a land surveyor's regular work day. Dodging rolling rocks, decoding legal descriptions and confronting angry neighbors is just part of the trade. There are days that you will be attacked by tick bombs and other days where the view is priceless. Every day holds a new adventure that will test the limits of your comfort level. This can only mean one thing, you are having the time of your life.
Do you crave the excitement but aren't committed to changing professions? Instead of pretending to fend off a crazed wild animal (aka the office copier) you might find it more enjoyable to check out the true tales of a land surveyor while you sit comfortably in your office chair. These are true tales of what really happens out in the work field. Some content may leave you feeling nauseated or horrorstruck. You will find some of the tales rather bizarre, but rest assured the stories you are about to read are all true.
Warning: Read at your own risk.
"Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another."
- Lemony Snicket
Russell Hammond - Friday, July 19, 2019
This year, 2019, is not like any other year in business. With all the hustle and bustle that goes into running a small business, it’s easy for big achievements
to slip by without recognition. Small business owners spend most of their time pla...[Continue...]
Russell Hammond - Thursday, November 15, 2018
Hurricane, Tropical Storm, Nor’easter; call it what you will…
What happens when the skies open up and dump buckets of water down when there is field work to be done? Canoeing around to locate property corners doesn’t
exactly work ou...[Continue...]
Russell Hammond - Friday, August 03, 2018
In your daily travels have you ever encounter people randomly on the side of the road with some sort of camera looking machine on tripods set
up? Are they actually taking people's pictures?
It never fails when out surveying in a pu...[Continue...]
Russell Hammond - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Trail blazing on the hunt for that very last monument. Fighting your way through the brush and briers as the sun beats down on you. Taking one final step
as you climb out of the ditches when suddenly the earth crumbles beneath you. Reaching o...[Continue...]
Russell Hammond - Friday, May 04, 2018
Good fences make good neighbors, but misplaced ones may cause problems.
Are you looking to put a fence up for your picture-perfect home? Before you start installing those posts call a land surveyor. You may ask yoursel...[Continue...]
Russell Hammond - Thursday, March 29, 2018
House Hunters… In the list of items that are to be completed while buying a home, one of those listed might be to get a survey.
You contact a land surveyor and explain you are going to be buying property and would like to request a s...[Continue...]
Russell Hammond - Monday, January 08, 2018
Day 362 - Hour 16:00
Winter is coming…
As the snow blows across the field there’s a shrieking hawk circling overhead. Silently standing face to face with a rustling area of brush,
a horrible feeling t...[Continue...]
Russell Hammond - Monday, December 11, 2017
With the holidays approaching, Santa Claus isn’t the only one that should be making a list and checking it twice.
Check this list twice before calling to get a survey.
You may need a surveyor when
Russell Hammond - Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Word Wednesday - Elevation Certificates
If you are a home owner or soon to be one, you probably have received a letter from your mortgage company requesting flood insurance. When calling
your insurance company for a quo...[Continue...]
Russell Hammond - Monday, October 23, 2017
Here at RTH Surveying, we have taken the steps to make life a little easier for you. We have launched our new website that provides all the information
at your fingertips. The idea behind this revamp was to create a place that provides you wit...[Continue...]
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