Land Surveying Services with Descriptions

Old Corner Marker Located

Corner Location - The property corners are located (or established if necessary) and stakes are placed at the corners to act as a visual marker. No drawing (plat) is provided.

Corner Location W/ Line Staking - The property corners are located (or established if necessary) and stakes are placed along property lines to act as a visual marker when fencing is erected or when landscaping is modified.  No drawing (plat) is provided.

 ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey - A boundary survey and drawing (plat) which meets the requirements of ALTA (American Land Title Association) and the ACSM  (American Congress on Surveying and Mapping) and incorporates review of the Title Search provided.  A survey made for the purpose of supplying a title company and lender with survey and location data necessary for issuing American Land Title Association or Extended Coverage Title Insurance.

Boundary Survey - A survey for the purpose of locating the corners and boundary lines of a given parcel of land. This involves record and field research, measurements, and computations to establish boundary lines in conformance with the Professional Land Surveyor Act. Easement lines may also be located and/or established with this type of survey. This survey re-establishes boundaries of a parcel using its legal description.  All property corners are either found or set and are displayed on a drawing (plat) along with all the permanent structures, above-ground utilities and any encroachments.

Topographic Survey- A survey locating topographic features - natural and man made - such as buildings, improvements, fences, elevations, trees, streams, contours of the land, etc. This type of survey may be required by a governmental agency, or may be used by engineers and/or architects for design of improvements or developments on a site. Topographical Surveys measure the elevation points on a particular piece of land and are shown by contour lines and dimensions on a drawing (plat).

Tree Location Survey- A survey pinpointing the location, description and diameter of trees.  This drawing (plat) is then utilized by the Municipality’s Arborist to determine the removal and replacement of trees impacted by the proposed construction.

Plot Plan Survey - A sketch drawing showing a proposed layout or plan for new construction such as building or House. (Not a Plat)

Site Planning Survey  - A combination of boundary and topographic surveys for preparation of a site plan to be used for designing improvements or developments.  A pre-construction drawing (plat) that shows the location of existing improvements, the proposed house or building, driveway and other improvements. It includes a Boundary Survey, Topographical Survey, Tree Location Survey and a Grading Plan according to County requirements.

Subdivision Survey- The subdivision of a tract of land into smaller parcels, showing monumentation and survey data on a map, in conformance with local ordinances and the Subdivision Map Act.

Control Survey -  Precise location of horizontal and vertical positions of points for use in boundary determination, mapping from aerial photographs, construction staking, and other related purposes.

Construction Survey - Construction staking of improvements shown on improvement plans for control of construction on developments for roads, buildings, pipelines, etc. Staking the position and detailed layout of new structure(s) for proposed construction.

As-Built Survey - A survey performed after construction to show the pre-existing and new improvements. As-Builts do not show elevations as a Topographical Survey, but locates and shows all buildings and or structures located on the property. (Plat is provided)

Commercial Survey- This encompasses surveys performed on properties zoned commercial or industrial.

Exemption Plat - A County required survey, with individual specifications, for subdividing a property.

Flood Elevation Certificate- An elevation certificate is an official form of the National Flood Insurance Program (FEMA).  A survey for a Flood Elevation Certificate provides verification of the elevation data of a structure and the Base Flood Elevation (established on FEMA maps)  on a given property relative to the ground level. This information is used in the flood insurance rating process and could lower insurance costs.

Foundation Location - The staking of structure or addition to ensure footprint is in correct proposed location and meets Municipality setback requirements

Foundation Survey - Verification that the poured foundation for a house or addition is in the correct proposed location and within municipality setback requirements. This is shown on a drawing (plat).

Mortgage Surveys- Determines land boundaries with locations of buildings, above-ground utilities, fences, driveways and possible encroachments and is shown on a drawing (plat). See Boundary Survey for details.

Recombination Survey - A County required survey, with individual specifications, for recombining property which had been previously sub-divided. A drawing (plat) is provided with this survey to show the separate pieces of land combined into one.

Combination Survey - Combining  separate parcels/properties to create one. A drawing (plat) is provided with this survey to show the separate pieces of land combined.

Drone Aerial Photography and/or Video- An aerial photograph is any photograph taken from an airborne drone. The aerial photograph has many uses including as a map supplement or map substitute, An overview of land, and or features from a higher view.