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Stakeout/Layout for New Construction

STAKEOUT/LAYOUT

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.