Yep, by quite a bit. They were lucky because the firm they hired to do the paving is one I know to have an outstanding reputation/ethic. In addition, the guy in charge of the job was a guy I knew from another job when I was Traffic Guy for the nearby city. He and his firm stepped right up to the plate and took on the process of getting things taken care of, and in the end we were able to make the correction as painless as possible. Nevertheless, if they had hired him to do the job from start to finish, the circumstances would have been much less painful overall.
Yep, but I think one stands better odds when one hires a professional, since the professional makes a living out of knowing the ropes. Plus, as in your unfortunate mix-up, one has someone to point to when the correction must be paid for.
Surveys are good things! Definately worth the money for the sort of investment one is making on a property/house.
Heh, I’m proofreading the new tax maps that our County GIS is putting together. In some cases the exact same line has been surveyed twice, and the surveyors weren’t within 10% of each other. We have a long row of section corners that were surveyed from different directions and ended up being 200 feet off, when they are supposed to lie on the exact same point.