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Surveyor Equipment: Stakes & Pegs – Essential Tools

If you are an experienced surveyor, you’ve no doubt come across a tonne of surveyor supplies required to get the job done. And because a surveyor must be across the laws and regulations for their chosen field, at times, it can be daunting when looking at different brands of surveyor stakes and different types of surveyor pegs.

An essential piece of survey equipment, we break down the different types of surveyor supplies you will come across:

What is a boundary peg and what is it used for?

A boundary peg is essentially used to mark the location of assets such as building corners and boundary points. A surveying boundary peg comes in various sizes with the most common being a square top. Also known as survey pegs, they are typically used to identify land boundaries. As any good surveyor will tell you, boundary pegs are mandatory for each lot and are a requirement to be visible by the regulatory bodies before the sub-division can be deemed complete

It’s not uncommon for boundary pegs to come loose and go missing. Quite often they get lost in grass, soil, or are removed during earthworks. If this does occur, boundary stakes will need to be replaced. It is a breach of the law for someone to remove or reposition boundary pegs.

Hardwood timber survey pegs explained

Hardwood timber survey pegs are best suited to soft ground. Marked on top with a nail or pin, an aluminium tag may also be used to denote the description of the asset. For harder ground, a polycap peg may also be used, which consists of a steel spike driven into the ground by an impact driving tool to avoid damage to the top of the spike. Quite often, a brightly coloured cap will be installed so you can easily locate the survey peg.

Essential uses for survey stakes

A survey stake is used to mark the location of an asset as the boundary mark is often under or at ground level. The ID number of the boundary or asset is written on the site pegs with a permanent marker or paint marker to ensure the description does not fade with exposure to the elements.

Quite often, these surveyor stakes are carried around the site in a peg bag, which can quite easily carry all the essential surveyor supplies needed for the job.

It’s worth noting, many surveyors opt for timber survey pegs as they are the environmentally friendly option. Smooth, safe, easy to write on and easy to drive into hard ground, timber survey pegs are reusable, and have a long working life, giving you real value for money.

Are you ready to stock up on surveyor supplies?

When it comes to top-quality surveyor equipment and supplies, look no further than QLD Survey Pegs. Locally owned and operated since 1989, we’re known for our quality surveyor stakes, exceptional customer service and competitive pricing. What are you waiting for? Pop in and see us at 36 36 Burrows Street, Wondai. Or, phone 1300 650 832 for a free quote on surveyor supplies today. To view our entire service range, head online.


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