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Purpose of ALTA survey

Per the 2011 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys Purpose – Members of the American Land Title Association (ALTA) have specific needs, … Read More

For Average Joes, Fighting FEMA Flood Maps

  For Average Joes, Fighting FEMA Flood Maps Isn’t Easy or Cheap. Click here to check out this NBC news article on recently-redrawn FEMA flood … Read More

Cows explode barn!

Survey Ninja warned you folks about the dangers of cows in his previous blog, Save Our Atmosphere. Now the cows are blowing up barns in … Read More

National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate

  What inform does a surveyor need to include on a National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate? Latitude/longitude of the property and the horizontal datum used. … Read More

2013 National Surveyors Week

  March 17 thru March 23 is National Surveyors Week! You might remember that there are three famous surveyors on Mt. Rushmore. The best way … Read More

2013 Conference

      The land surveyors here at WB Wells attended the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon 2013 conference. Why did our land surveyors attend … Read More

Characteristics of contours

  Characteristics of contours – topographic surveys Each contour line must close upon itself either within or outside the map A contour line cannot end … Read More


  Boundary – A boundary is every separation, natural or artificial, which marks the confines or line of division of two contiguous properties. The courts … Read More

Let them eat cake

  Let them eat cake with WB WELLS – Marie Antoinette

Who Is W.B. Wells?

In 1924, after graduating from Stanford University, Willard B. Wells founded W.B. Wells & Assoc. Inc in Portland, Oregon. Willard’s philosophy was to provide a quality product for a reasonable fee. We still follow Willard’s philosophy today.
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