What We Do
Boundary Retracement Surveys
Large Wooded Tracts
A boundary retracement survey is a process carried out to determine property lines and define true property corners of a parcel of land described in a deed. It also indicates the extent of any easements or encroachments and may show the limitations imposed on the property by state or local regulations. Boundary surveys are an important procedure for anyone buying a property of any type. They are typically performed prior to buying, subdividing, improving or building on land.
Land Development Sites
Construction Staking, also known as a Site Layout Survey, is the process of interpreting construction plans and marking the location of proposed new structures such as houses, roads, bridges or buildings. Construction staking is performed to ensure a project is built according to engineering design plans. The staked reference points guide the construction of proposed improvements on the property, and will help to ensure the construction project is completed on schedule, on budget and as intended. Accurate construction staking is a critical step in ensuring the success of a construction project. Engaging an experienced and licensed surveyor will guarantee accuracy and reliability of results.
Lot Line Adjustments
Subdivisions are the process of splitting a tract of land into smaller parcels. This shows documentation and survey data on a map in conformance with the local Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO). The SALDO gives standards for designating residential and commercial lots, roads (rights-of-way), parkland dedication, drainage and utility easements, and how city services will be extended to each lot (if any) or on-lot septic and water services.
Land Development Sites
A topographic or topographical land survey shows the height, depth, size and location of any man made or natural features on a given parcel of land, as well as the changes or contours in elevation throughout the parcel.
FEMA/Flood Elevation Certificate
If a home or business is in a high-risk area, an insurance agent will likely need an Elevation Certificate (EC) to determine the flood insurance premium. Knowing the building’s elevation compared to the estimated height floodwaters will reach in a major flood helps determine the flood risk and the cost of the flood insurance. An EC documents the elevation of the building for the floodplain managers enforcing local building ordinance, and for insurance rating purposes.
Title Insurers have specific needs related to title insurance matters, and when asked to provide an insurance policy The American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), set standards that governs land surveys as a reference for title professionals, lenders and the issuance of title insurance coverage. That standard is called an ALTA Survey. The ALTA Survey is a detailed land parcel map, showing all existing improvements of the property, utilities, and significant observations within the insured estate. The survey also details the licensed surveyor's findings concerning the property boundaries and how they relate to the title.