A set of standards, established by the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping specifying guidelines for conducting surveys that will be used for title insurance purposes. ALTA/ACSM surveys are often prepared for commercial properties, as it will 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. It is one of the most comprehensive types of land surveys used and it covers all the features and characteristics of a property.

Boundary Surveys

A survey made to establish or to re-establish a boundary line on the ground or to obtain data for constructing a map or plat showing a boundary line. The surveyor will locate and measure evidence in the field such as existing property corner monuments, subdivision corners, fence lines and lines of occupation. This information will then be analyzed and compared with the recorded deed for the subject parcel to determine the property boundary.  A survey map is then prepared showing the boundary location, monuments set, encroachments and certification by the land surveyor.

Location Survey

This type of survey is similar to a boundary survey but with additional information on the location of interior improvements. It is commonly used to fulfill the requirements of a loan application or zoning permits.

Site Planning Surveys

This type of survey is a combination of a boundary and a topographic survey. It is commonly used to design house lots, commercial & industrial sites, streets and highways, subdivisions, and improvement projects.

Design/Topographic Surveys

This type of survey is usually performed for professional civil engineering firms. This type of survey locates topographic features that include utilities, ditches, roads, water courses, embankments and contours. During the design survey, the Professional Land Surveyor works closely with the civil engineer to gather the “as-built” existing site conditions in and around the proposed project, and determine all of the controlling elements to be used as the basis for the project design.

Construction Engineering:

  • Provide assistance with RFI submissions and supplemental architectural exhibits for design review and Design/Build projects.
  • Undertake unique and challenging, one-of-a-kind, design and layout projects.
  • Provide existing conditions surveying services with detailed field conditions for design.