Specializing in Orange County and Coastal Land Surveys, Legal Descriptions and Premium Mapping Services

Borchard Surveying and Mapping, located in San Clemente, is a professional land surveying and mapping company that provides premium services to Architects, Individual Land Owners, Legal Firms, Title Companies, Builders, Civil Engineering Firms, Water Districts and other businesses in Orange County and surrounding areas. We employ inventive techniques using state of the art instrumentation to provide our customers with the highest quality product. We maintain a full-service, professional survey crew equipped with Total Stations, Electronic Data Collectors and Global Positioning System (GPS) Instrumentation.

Legal Descriptions & Expert Witness Testimony

Much of what a land surveyor does requires expertise in land law.  Legal descriptions–documents that identify, describe, and locate property that is being transferred or rented to another party–can only be created by a lawyer or a professional land surveyor. These documents are critical during real estate transactions or disputes. With over 25 years of experience, Greg Borchard, PLS is an expert in the creation of legal descriptions and in legal issues related to land ownership and development. He has served as an expert witness in multiple land dispute cases. 

Individual Landowners

Most surveying projects require a licensed professional land surveyor and result in legal documents that must be filed with the local municipality. These documents describe your property and define what you own. They should be created by measurement experts with the education and experience to do them properly and even back them up in court if necessary. If you are adding on to your home or building one from the ground up, you likely need a boundary or topographic survey. Learn how to determine which survey is right for you to help you build the home of your dreams.

Public Works & Land Development

We have years of experience with large, long-term public works and development projects. We have a reputation in the industry for service and responsiveness. Our knowledgeable team has the ability to interface easily with field contractors as well as design professionals. View our list of recent projects.

We differentiate ourselves through providing the highest level of service, experience, and quality.

Contact Us

Phone: (949) 439-4682
Email: gborchard@borchardsurveying.com

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5 questions to ask a land surveyor before hiring them to survey your property

So, you’ve just been told you need to hire a land surveyor. Maybe you are building an addition to your property and your architect said you needed a land survey. Maybe you are in a boundary dispute with your neighbor and your lawyer told you to call a surveyor. Choosing the right surveyor for the job may seem like a daunting task especially if you don’t know what a surveyor does or what, exactly, a boundary survey even is. And, just picking the lowest bid could set you up for trouble down the road, especially if your property line is in dispute. To make things easier, we’ve compiled the top 5 questions you should ask a land surveyor to make sure you get the survey you need and avoid any legal hassles down the road.