How to Survey Your Property

In Part 2 of her land surveying article, Aimee Gelwick explains mastering the complications and mysteries of surveying, including elevations, foundations, angles and leveling.

Property Survey Level
This tripod-mounted instrument resembles a telescope and can be rotated on its base to indicate where a single elevation will fall anywhere on a 360-degree circle around the level's location.
ILLUSTRATION: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF