Surveying Services

The surveys below are some of the most common pertaining to realty transactions. If there are other services you need that you do not see here just ask!

Boundary/Mortgage Survey

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A boundary or mortgage determines the property lines of a piece of land as described in a deed. A boundary survey is essential to accurately establish or re-establish property lines and show any overlaps, gaps or encroachments that may exist. Before visiting the site, our surveyors do a considerable amount of research on the property. Depending on the property, this involves office time, and may involve travel expenses, consultation with other surveyors, attorneys, or individuals. In some cases, this may take several days. Background research also includes checking previous surveys to find data as to the locations of physical monuments on which these documents are based. If the necessary monumentation is recovered, the surveyor can then measure, compute, and investigate any issues involving the piece of property. Once the surveyor is comfortable with the evidence found in the field to accurately establish or re-establish the correct boundary of the property, the surveyor will then decide to set monumentation or hold existing monumentation that was set prior to the survey. Any thing else that the client may need is also done at this time. Usually clients ask for tree locations and elevations throughout the property prior to completion.

ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey

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An ALTA/ACSM Land Title survey is a boundary survey prepared to a set of minimum standards that have been jointly prepared and adopted by the ALTA/ACSM. It shows improvements, easements, rights-of-way, and other elements impacting the ownership of land. An ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey is often prepared for commercial properties to provide the title company with the information required to insure the title to the land and improvements to the high degree that a commercial development may require. In addition to the minimum standards set forth, a table of optional elements is included in the ALTA/ACSM standards. A current title commitment is required before an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey can be completed.

Topographic Surveys

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Topographic Surveys determine elevations on and around a particular piece of property. These surveys show any terrain relief as well as water, road elevations, top of bank elevations or any other irregularities that exist vertically on the property. Topographic surveys can show contours and may also be used for design or drainage purposes.

Bathymetric/Hydrographic Surveys

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These surveys show depths and terrain of the bottoms of water bodies. They can be used as a basis of design by engineers for planning and monitoring harbor and river dredging operations, and to ascertain reservoir capacities for flood control and water supply systems.They are used to build docks, determine water depth over a certain area, for cross sections through a water channel, or to monitor erosion along beaches and coast lines.

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