Land Surveyor

Alberta Land Surveyors are dedicated to the practice of land surveying for the protection of the public and administration of the profession. Area of expertise includes Real Property Reports, property line determination, fence line placement, right of way routing, real estate surveys, construction surveying, land surveyor consultation and advice, energy sector projects, infrastructure in urban and rural settings.

At Third Rock Geomatics, we are a team of Professional Land Surveyors and Geomatics Experts, dedicated to high-quality customer experiences, which are personal and authentic.

We are a technology-enabled team of seasoned pros who thrive in productive environments and know how to get the job done. We will always be a young company free of the burdens of big-corporate overhead and needless restrictions.

From the Pacific to the Arctic to the Atlantic, we are Canadian, forged through years of working in the elements, from +40°C to -55°C in regions across this great country!

At the heart of Third Rock Geomatics is a desire to contribute to the greater good, to give our clients the benefit of our decades of experience, and to embrace the adventure of modern technology.

Third Rock is part of a new generation in Geomatics achieving high-speed delivery through revolutionary technology and empowered project management, with your goals as ours.

The Third Rock Process: The three most important rules for solid Project Management and Delivery are Process, Process, & Process! From your initial contact with the Third Rock Team, you will experience a measured approach to consultation, planning, and execution.

How to Spot an Encroachment – Window Wells?

By |2020-11-26T15:53:45-07:00February 8th, 2021|

How to Spot an Encroachment - Window Wells? People are often surprised when they see window wells included on Real Property Reports. Consider for a moment what could happen when you install a window well inside a right-of-way where cables and gas lines may be present. In the City of Calgary, window wells [...]

Spot the Encroachment – Where is the Property Corner?

By |2020-11-26T16:12:18-07:00January 18th, 2021|

How to Spot an Encroachment - Where is the Property Corner? Where is the property corner? When a surveyor walks up to a wall like the one pictured below, they will immediately wonder if the wall is built on top of the survey marker. In this case, we found the wall to be inside the [...]

Two Ways to Spot an Encroachment Before Leaving Your Desk!

By |2020-11-26T15:53:59-07:00December 29th, 2020|

Two Ways to Spot Encroachments Before Leaving Your Desk! Gathering as much information as you can about a property before you leave your desk will allow you to be insightful and work effectively. Here are two sources used by surveyors that can help you anticipate potential obstacles. #1. Preview the property on the SPIN2 [...]

Two Most Common Questions Asked by Realtors

By |2020-11-26T15:54:13-07:00December 1st, 2020|

Two Most Common Questions Asked by Realtors We receive many great questions from realtors about Real Property Reports, here are a few favorites. “On a recent listing, I noticed that the homeowner had covered the concrete swale in the backyard with patio stones. Will this show up on a Real Property Report?” Your question [...]

Spot the Encroachment – Where is my Property Line?

By |2020-11-25T13:27:37-07:00November 10th, 2020|

How to Spot an Encroachment Where is my Property Line? The image shows two views of the side yard and steps, from the inside and outside of the fence. Where is my Property Line? If you are viewing a home on a corner lot, it can be difficult to understand where the [...]

Spot the Bylaw Infraction – What is a Pergola?

By |2020-11-26T15:55:01-07:00October 28th, 2020|

How to Spot a Bylaw Infraction What is a pergola? Surveyors show pergolas on Real Property Reports because they are considered additions to the house or a building like a shed. Encroachment into an Overland Drainage Right-of-Way It has been my experience that many people do not understand that a pergola is treated as [...]

Real Property Reports Explained

By |2020-11-26T15:55:25-07:00October 8th, 2020|

Real Property Reports Explained A Real Property Report and a Certificate of Compliance are essential components for your smooth real estate transaction. In a nutshell, you need a Real Property Report to prove that everything on your parcel is built in the right place. Sometimes, improvements extend onto a property that someone else owns [...]

Spot the Bylaw Infraction – Relaxation

By |2020-11-26T15:56:02-07:00August 25th, 2020|

How to Spot a Bylaw Infraction How long will it take to get a relaxation permit? Do those eaves seem too close together? Surveyors will focus their attention on any improvements that are close to either side of a property line. Anything close to a property line may indicate a bylaw infraction. The eaves [...]

Real Property Reports with Hot Tubs

By |2020-11-26T15:56:34-07:00July 16th, 2020|

Do Real Property Reports show Hot Tubs? Yes, hot tubs hold more than 0.60m (2 feet) of water and thus are classified as a pool by Alberta’s Building Code. If you think through the process of a homeowner purchasing and installing a hot tub, it becomes quickly apparent why municipalities and potential home buyers share [...]

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