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Land Surveying: Is what I found what was set?

“IP”… I don’t know how many times I’ve looked at a survey plat (mostly older ones) and cringed when I saw those two little letters at the change in direction of a boundary line. Over the last almost 20 years of being a Land Surveyor, I think that I have come across almost everything imaginable […]

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Snow and Ice Control: Roadway Winter Preparations

Pillar, Inc. offers consulting services to Public Private Partnerships, specifically regarding the many different Operations and Maintenance services these specialized procurements include. In order to better educate our partners, as part of our Continuous Improvement philosophy, Pillar periodically provides these informational O&M fact sheets to interested parties.  NOW is the season to order your stockpiles of salt, abrasives, and […]

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Geotechnical Subsurface Investigations

In my years of being involved in the civil engineering realm, several entities, both private and public, have undervalued the information revealed and achieved from a geotechnical or subsurface investigation program. It has been my experience that the most challenging aspects of any construction project is getting structural foundation elements out of the ground or providing […]

Roadway operations and maintenance

Importance of Roadway Operations and Maintenance

In our world today we have an incredible amount of freedom to move about wherever and whenever we want. We just hop in the car, spend some time on the road and voila. We go to work, visit friends and family, or just go out for ice cream. But sometimes we find ourselves asking, “Why […]

Pillar Land Surveyor

Why Land Surveyors Are On Your Property

“Hey, you there!” “Can I ask what you are doing on my property?!” Every Land Surveyor at some point in his or her career has heard this very question. Trespassing as defined by Meriam Webster’s Dictionary is “an unlawful act committed on the person, property, or rights of another, one of these unlawful acts is […]

Roadway drainage asset

3 Roadway Drainage Maintenance Tips

Rain, and more specifically drainage maintenance, is key to well managed roadways. After the structures and pavement, drainage is the third most important asset making up a roadway system. Drainage consists of everything from main storm drain trunk lines to ditches and all the way down to pavement under-drains. Preventive and proactive maintenance is critical […]