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NY Land Surveyor PC, Proudly Serving New York City’s Five Boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester!
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NY Land Surveyor, PC. is a professional land surveying company.

We specialize in land surveying and data collection throughout:

  • New York City
  • Suffolk
  • Nassau
  • Westchester County
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Types of Surveys We Perform
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Title (Boundary Survey)

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:

Location of:

  • Fences
  • Swimming pools
  • Buildings
  • House additions
  • Driveways/walkways
  • Other fixed structures

This survey does not establish property corners on the ground and cannot be used for building/design purposes.

Final Survey – Survey for Building Department

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:

  • Department of Buildings in the process of getting a Certificate of Occupancy (C/O).
  • Department of Buildings for the purposes of applying for permits or closing out permits.

Topographic/Architec-tural Survey

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:

  • Buildings
  • Improvements
  • Fences
  • Elevations
  • Land contours
  • Outcrops
  • Trees
  • Streams, etc.

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.

  • Sewers and Storm lines are located and depths are physically measured by our survey crews.
  • Other surface utilities (i.e. valves, manholes)

Sidewalk entities located include:

  • Pedestrian ramps
  • Utility poles
  • Mail boxes
  • Street signs
  • Curb cuts
  • Water meters
  • Light poles
  • Hydrants
  • Catch basins
  • Overhead utility lines, etc.

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.

Stakeout/Layout for New Construction

In a Stakeout survey, physical marks are set to guide construction.

  • A Stakeout for new construction or extension shows builders where to dig.
  • Physical marks are placed on the property showing builders where the footprint of the building is located.
  • A drawing of the marks and their relation to the building is also provided.
  • Benchmarks are also placed on-site in relation to the finished first floor elevation of the proposed building(s) approved plans are required from the architect.

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.

AS-BUILT SURVEY

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:

  • Elevation/Heights
  • Horizontal position
  • Dimensions
  • Configuration
  • Alignments

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.

OPTICAL MONITORING

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.

Elevation Certifi-cates

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:

  • To fulfill an insurance broker’s request for one.
  • Used to support a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter of Map Revision (LOMR).
  • Another reason is because a Bank may require for some mortgages.

ALTA

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:

  • Boundary lines
  • Location of the main building including improvements
  • Location of ancillary buildings
  • The identification of easements (access rights by service companies such as water, gas, telephone, railways and other utilities)

Façade Survey

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.

SUBDIVISION/MERGERS/LOT LINE ADJUSTMENTS

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:

  • Building a second building on land that you own by subdividing
  • Build a larger building by merging adjoining land
  • Develop a community from a larger parent tract by dividing the land into the
  • Adjusting a Lot line with your adjoining neighbor by way of a boundary line agreement

SURVEY REPORTS:

PROPERTY LINE STAKEOUTS

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 DESCRIPTION

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.

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We use all computerized field and office equipment enabling us to work accurately and efficiently.

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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