types of surveys
Lot surveys are residential surveys in a platted addition, usually within the city limits. This survey gives the owner assurance of the boundaries. Property corners will be found or set and drawings will be provided.
Plot plans are surveys to take to the city when you need a building permit. This will show your proposed house with the lot dimensions, easements, and setbacks (if any).
Elevation certificates are surveys that are usually required by a lender or an insurance company. There is a form that the surveyor fills out with information to determine a flood insurance rate.
Boundary surveys are in depth reviews of the adjoining deeds, original government surveys, highway surveys, highway plans, etc., that still determines the property lines. Since it is more in depth it will also require field work.
ALTA/ACSM land title surveys are the most comprehensive commercial survey. All aspects of a boundary survey will be evaluated as well as any ambiguities in the title search.
Topographic surveys measure the elevation difference of the property and helps civil engineers and architects with their design of new structures. This survey would also show any natural or artificial objects.
Subdivision Layouts are exactly what they sound like. A member of our team here at MJ Surveying will sit down with the client to subdivide the property into lots. We help to determine the number and size of the lots on the property.
Construction staking is a type of surveying that is usually required for new construction. We typically stake curb and gutter, the new building(s), and most all new utilities to help the contractor build physical features according to plan.
GPS Control is typically for contractors who need multiple control points on their new construction site in order to lay out new improvements.