Block Boundary Pegs
It all looks quite simple when you are looking to buy the block. You can go out to the site and see tall pegs at every corner.
A few months later when the builder is looking to start it can all be very different.
The pegs may have been stolen, or damaged, and your builder will be asking for $600 or more to re-establish the site boundaries.
Here is how to save that money………………….
- The first thing to understand is the tall pegs are markers, the actual boundary peg is normally driven down to just above ground level. (See photo below)
- You need to take measurements so you can relocate the pegs accurately, this involves taking measurements to each peg from at least two points that are unlikely to be damaged. Examples are joints in concrete paths, drain covers, existing fences.
- Where possible you can use paint to mark concrete paths or fences.
- Make sure the boundary peg is knocked down to ground level.
- Cover the peg with gravel or sand so it looks different to the surrounding soil.
- You should now be able to find the boundary pegs, even if the marker pegs go missing.
- Don’t worry if one peg goes missing the builder only needs three pegs to do their set out.
If you want more information its worth reading the post on Reading Title Plans