We are experienced in preliminary research using agencies such as title companies, city and county records to confirm that each project can proceed on time.
We are professionally experienced in presenting your project to planning commission, city councils, local citizens or special interest groups. We can answer technical questions they may have, as well as outline for them any options you may wish them to be aware of.
PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYING
Our range of professional land surveying services includes the following types of projects:
Timber Survey – A dependent resurvey of the public lands retracing original corner evidence to determine locations of aliquot lines used in marking timber boundary lines.
Property Survey – A property survey determines the property lines of a parcel of land described in a deed, as it will relate the calls in the subject deed to the monumentation and evidence found on the ground. The survey will also disclose possible discrepancies and negative impacts to title, and it usually includes the position of any public or municipal easements.
Partitions – A partition is a subdivision of land into two or three parcels in one calendar year.
Boundary Line Adjustments and Agreements – A boundary line adjustment accommodates a transfer of land between adjoining separate properties. Boundary line adjustments do not create additional lots or building sites. A boundary line adjustment allows legal transfer of ownership and minor relocation of property boundaries. Changes in lot configurations may also be allowed provided the building site remains within the original parent parcel. This process allows for corrections to created gaps or overlaps of property caused by erroneous occupation or legal descriptions.
Mark Property Lines and Corners – We can set fence “T” posts, lath, carsonite posts and orange flagging to depict boundary lines and boundary corners.
Find & Flag Property Corners – We will search, with a metal detector, for property corners, tie orange flagging and set a lath marking the corner location.
Flood Elevation Certificates – Flood elevation certificates are forms issued by FEMA for clients to use to obtain flood insurance. An FEC can determine where precisely your home is located in relationship to the Base Flood Elevation. You may want to obtain a flood certificate if your property is in a flood zone, and you are considering disputing it.
Ocean Shores Setback – This is a site survey map depicting the location of buildings, decks, and other improvements from the ocean setback boundary line.
Foundation Certificate – A site map indicating the improvements in relation to the property lines.
Topographic Mapping and Site Surveys – A topographic survey depicts the relief of the terrain and to locate natural and artificial features on it relative to existing boundary lines. We can also locate visible utilities that will aid in the utility design of the proposed project.
Legal Descriptions and Easements – A legal description is used to describe the location of your land in legal documents (for example, the deed to your land). The Public Land Survey System (PLSS) is used in legal descriptions. It employs a grid system based on township, range and section numbers. An easement is the right to use the real property of another for a specific purpose. The easement is itself a real property interest, but legal title to the underlying land is retained by the original owner for all other purposes.
Water Rights Surveys – Water rights in water law refers to the right of a user to use water from a water source, e.g., a river, stream, pond or source of groundwater.
Construction Staking – locations marking the relative position of items to be built.