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A boundary survey is a graphic representation of a surveyor’s professional determination of the metes and bounds of a given plot, parcel, or tract of land based upon existing physical evidence, field measurements and diligent research. Boundary surveys are typically performed for the purposes of conveyance, resolve property disputes, or for getting a mortgage. These surveys are typically used by title companies and mortgage lenders as a graphic representation of the substantial improvements on the property and to depict any visible easement. The drawing provided can help to shed light into issues of interest to the title of the property (i.e. easements).
Only a survey prepared by a licensed land surveyor can describe and clarify where the boundary line is in reference to existing structures on your property such as:
This survey does not establish property corners on the ground and cannot be used for building/design purposes.
A survey performed upon completion of a new building or alteration to show and verify the improvements on a property.
A final survey is a required item for:
Topographic surveys are one of the most detailed surveys, as it provides a plethora of useful information about the premises. It includes the location of the following natural and man-made features such as:
This type of survey may be required by a government agency, or may be used by Engineers and/or Architects for the purpose of design for improvements/developments on a site.
Sidewalk entities located include:
Spot Elevations are taken inside the property and in the adjacent street at 25-foot or 50-foot intervals depending on property size. Major/Minor contour lines also used where applicable.
In a Stakeout survey, physical marks are set to guide construction.
A follow-up to this survey is highly recommended, whereby the actual building corners are marked on the footing. As well as foundation checks to make sure the foundation is in the right place.
The main purpose of an as-built survey is to ensure that construction is going as planned. Survey measurements made while construction is in progress to control:
County agencies, city agencies and banks as well as mortgage companies may request this type of survey. Banks and mortgage companies want a professional to certify that the house they are backing with a mortgage is in the clear in regard to zoning setbacks, building setbacks and existing easements.
Monitoring is done when doing work against adjoining buildings or if you suspect nearby construction is causing a structure to move. NYLS provides Optical Monitoring solutions for various applications. It is usually necessary if a site inspector or project engineer requests a copy on site.
The elevation certificate is a form created by FEMA for the purpose of determining if a structure on a given property is compliant with flood hazard area building code or for determining if it is within a SFHA or Special Flood Hazard Area.
It is a form that is filled out by a surveyor that certifies the elevations of the structure and the elevations of the land adjacent to a structure.
This is then used a few different ways.
The most common reasons are:
Often considered to be the “Cadillac” of surveys. An ALTA survey is one that is done in accordance with the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements set forth by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). The ALTA is special because of the unique way that it addresses title insurance matters through utilization of the Surveyor’s Certificate.
ALTA specifies the data to be shown on the survey and this includes:
A typical façade survey would consist of surveying the front, sides and back of a building and recording important structural details such as building lines, window openings, door openings, columns, trim detail, chimneys, etc. This information can highlight structural elements that would not be clearly visible from a floor plan.
By using our 3D Laser Scanner, we can easily measure the façade of a building with both accuracy and speed and enabling us to access areas that would otherwise be inaccessible.
Subdivisioning is the process of creating a new parcel of land out of a parent tract. Lot merging is the process of combining parcels of land into a larger tract of land. Lot line adjustments are any changes in the legal boundary between adjoining parcels of land.
The new lot lines are delineated by metes-and-bounds and are an important part of planning for development of the parcel. These are usually required if you are planning to:
Property line stakeouts are done in order to place physical Mark at or near your property corners. This is typically done when your original Corner markers have been lost or there is uncertainty in a boundary line. Before any marking is done preliminary survey work is done and the data is analyzed in the office in order to retrace the boundaries using calculations and physical evidence documented in the field. Marking your property Corners can help you protect your investment in your property. These marks can then be used to build things such as fences and make sure that you do not encroach upon adjoining properties.
Legal Descriptions, or more commonly known as Deeds, are needed to convey the metes and bounds of a property in a verbal format. A recorded deed serves as a physical token to your title in a given property. The importance of having an accurate legal description for these purposes is invaluable. Only a licensed land surveyor is qualified to prepare a metes-and-bounds suitable for proper conveyance and description of land.
All drawings are done in a CAD system, maintaining a standardized format that is incomparable. Surveys are ready to fax or email within 7 to 10 days after ordered or as requested.
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