Easement Access

Published: April 30, 2018 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does Easement Access Mean?

Easement access or right of way is the right of designated people to specific types of access to a private property. This access is provided by the landowner for the purpose of installation or repair of utility lines passing through that property as part of an easement contract. Easement access contracts are used in trenchless technology projects and traditional trenching projects.

Where easement signifies the binding contract that allows access to a landowner's property, easement access defines the contractor's actual ability to access the land in question, which includes the removal of barriers, gateways, key access to locked facilities and more.


Trenchlesspedia Explains Easement Access

An easement contract is primarily the agreement between the landowner and contractor for the use of the owner's property for a defined period of time. Easements can be temporary or permanent in nature.

Permanent Easement

A permanent easement order is acquired where permanent structures such as a block valve station, valve chambers, manholes etc. related to the project are required to be installed on or under the owner's property.

Temporary Easement

A temporary easement order is acquired where land has to be used for temporary construction activities such as entry and exit pits for the duration of the project.

Compensation payable to the owner is determined in the easement contract between owner and contractor including terms and conditions regarding unforeseen circumstances. A landowner is required to provide continued access to the site.


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