|How much will the survey cost?
Cost estimates can be generated based on the anticipated time to complete the project. The amount of time to complete the project
can, however, be widely variable depending on the amount of information available prior to any field work, the amount of difficulty in
obtaining field measurements, and the specific documents requested out of the survey.
What do you need to give me for an accurate estimate?
To enable us to give you as accurate an estimate as possible, we will need to know the legal description of the parcel, the tax lot
designation, the address, the size of the property, the purpose of the survey, and the scope of the surveying services that are being
What does an "ALTA Survey" mean?
An ALTA survey is a survey that is generally required on commercial parcels. These surveys are required by lenders and consist of a
survey referencing a specific set of specifications that are chosen from the "Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM
Land Title Surveys as adopted by American Land Title Association and National Society of Professional Surveyors". Most residential
parcels are not required to have this type of survey, though there are some cases that a Title Company will require this type of survey
to be done.
How do I order a survey?
You can either fill in the form on the contact page, or you can call us, and explain your needs, we will be pleased to discuss your
options with you. In some cases, an appointment may be made to discuss the work needed and any documents you may have (title
commitment, legal descriptions, old surveys, etc.). A written estimate or proposal will be prepared describing the work to be performed,
along with the estimated fee, and the terms & conditions.
How long will it take to finish my survey?
This depends on many factors such as our backlog, acreage, terrain, tree cover, etc. We will generally give an estimate on the time
frame to complete the project in our proposal.
Why is the acreage stated on your survey different from my deed?
There are many factors that can contribute to this, one of the more common reasons is the equipment surveyors used in the past, was
not as precise as the equipment used today. If the boundary description in your deed is over 100 years old, it is possible the surveyors
measured to the nearest degree or quarter degree of angle using a transit or compass, and measured distances up and down the hills
with a chain or steel tape. Today we measure to the nearest few seconds of angle, and the nearest hundredth of a foot using Total
Stations with electronic angle/distance measuring devices, and GPS equipment. So in today’s standards the measurements from past
surveys might not match up with our measurements, but this does not necessarily mean your property lines moved, or the size of your
land change, it just means the measurements along your property lines, and the acreage calculations are more precise.
What type of survey should be requested for design of new construction?
Whenever new construction is proposed, the preparation of a boundary and topographic survey will assist a designer in determining
the location, size and height of proposed improvements.
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|M. Lacey Land Surveying
Professional Land Surveying Services
Bulls Gap, TN 37711