Whether it is an office building, retail center or an industrial plant, the purchase of real property is a major investment. That's why it is important that a thorough boundary survey be done of the property prior to closing.
If you are purchasing property, you should discuss with your attorney and lender exactly what type of survey you will need. If you are selling property and the buyer has asked you to provide a survey, you should learn a few things about the different types of boundary surveys before you agree to do so.
The three most common types of property surveys in Texas are:here.
For an basic explanation of property surveys go to Surveying 101.