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Survey Says

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

  • 10 Years Later

    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...]

  • When It Rains It Pours

    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...]

  • Tools of the Trade

    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...]

  • Land Surveyor vs. Vegetation

    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...]

  • Hidey-Ho, there neighbor!

    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...]

  • Buyers Beware! What to know before buying a home

    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...]

  • Field Book: Winter Is Coming

    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...]

  • Make A List - Check It Twice

    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  A propert...[Continue...]

  • Before The Flood

    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...]

  • The New RTH Surveying

    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...]

  • A word from land surveyors

    Russell Hammond - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Word Wednesday - SURVEY  Every work place has their very own work language. This can create frustration when trying to complete a project when questions arise and the company answers using their own work language without a translator prov...[Continue...]

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