More Than a One-Stop Shop

Herrick & Salsbury, Inc. is known for its work in land surveying. And because of this, it is not surprising we are sought after when a survey is needed. But often, when a survey is requested, something else triggers that need. For example, we were asked to survey a parcel of land on the ocean. […]

Elevation Certificates 101

If you own a structure or plan to build a structure on property mapped in a flood plain, don’t be surprised if your lending institution requires you to purchase flood insurance. While this might not sound like a big deal at first, when you first see the cost of carrying this insurance, you might start thinking this actually […]

How to Choose a Land Surveyor

Choosing the right land surveyor is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. When selecting a surveyor, be sure to consider their experience, references, credentials, cost technology, and communication skills. By following these tips, you can find a land surveyor who will provide you with the expertise and quality service you need to […]

The Secrets of Land Surveying: How the Ancient Egyptians Started it All

A Glimpse into the History of Land Surveying Land surveying has undergone several iterations and evolutions since it came into existence thousands of years ago. The development of technology changed how land surveying has been done throughout history. Whether you’re a fan of the profession or want to learn more about its development, this historical […]

The Epping Baseline: A Brief History

Experience surveying history right here in Maine Have you ever wondered how the early maps of the Atlantic coastline were developed? The answer can be found right in our backyard. Known as the Epping Baseline, the 5.4-mile stretch of gravel road located in the blueberry barrens of Washington County, Maine, holds significant importance in the […]

Preventing Unwanted Hunting on your Property: How a Land Survey Can Help

In most cases, Maine hunters ask permission to use private land for recreational purposes. However, hunters may find it difficult to discern one piece of land from another.  If you have unwanted hunters using your property, you’re not alone. According to the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 94% of the land in Maine is privately […]

Stone walls: A symbol of New England’s history

When you walk through the backyards, forests, and fields of New England, there’s a good chance you’ll see stone walls in your travels. As professional land surveyors, we have seen our fair share of these abandoned stone walls sprinkled along Maine’s landscape. We were intrigued by their connection to Maine’s past and their ties to […]

The Role Land Surveying Plays in Topography Maps as Works of Art

One of the most popular wall hangings in homes today are 2-dimensional topography maps. In fact, some of these works of art are created through land surveying and can also be used in the planning of new development projects.  Each topographic map is unique based on the area of interest, and professional land surveyors can […]

How Maine Land Surveyors Help Protect Waterfront Land

Maine is known for its beautiful coastline, tributary streams, wetland areas, and abundant lakes, but its beautiful waterfronts are at risk of being overdeveloped if we don’t do something to protect them. Maine has many active land conservancies working hard to protect many acres of land from development. Whether these conservancies own the land outright […]