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.