Martenet Releases Institutes of Boundary Retracement

The Doctrines and Customs of Property Boundary Retracement in Maryland

Institutes Front Cover ReducedBaltimore, Maryland — October 11, 2018 – Where is the property line? The location of property boundaries is an essential but often overlooked element of real estate. Assumed by most to be a mechanical process requiring no special expertise, real estate professionals give little thought to the doctrines governing the procedure.

But it is the surveyor’s most complex and error prone task.

Joel Leininger dissects the “black box” of boundary retracement in this new text and explains the rationale behind the competent surveyor’s approach. It will be useful to surveyors, attorneys, title professionals and other allied professions who retain surveyors or otherwise rely on their work.

Although the book uses Maryland authority as its basis, the principles discussed apply nationwide. Leininger delves into the theory and practice of the task with the writing clarity for which he is well-known among surveyors. It is sure to become a classic.

Martenet Press is an imprint of S.J. Martenet & Co. in Baltimore, believed to be the oldest surveying firm in the nation. Leininger has written extensively on the practice of surveying both in American Surveyor Magazine and in Professional Surveyor Magazine. He has served on the Maryland Board for Professional Land Surveyors and is a past-president of the Maryland Society of Surveyors. The book is available from the Maryland Society of Surveyors and on