|These are just some of the surveying and mapping services that we provide. Utilizing remarkable human resources and state of the art
technology we can help make your project a success. To see a sample, pick on the blue link.
ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys
An ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey is a specialized survey frequently required by lending institutions on large commercial or multi-family
residential properties. It adheres to a specific set of Standard Detail Requirements jointly established by the American Land Title
Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors, a member organization of the American Congress on
Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). There are many "options" that can be added to the basic ALTA survey, which are clearly identified on
"Table A" of the requirements, and should always be considered by all interested parties when ordering an ALTA survey.
The purpose of a Boundary/Retracement survey is to reestablish and/or recover the property corners of a piece of property and
accurately map the limits of the subject property. This type of survey will not only identify the location of the boundary, but will disclose
possession limits and discrepancies that may exist between the record description of the property and that of the adjoining properties.
Generally only visible improvements along the boundary, such as fences, drives, buildings, walls, etc., are located and mapped.
Buying real estate is probably the most significant financial commitment a person will make in a lifetime. It makes sense to protect that
investment against unforeseen title and boundary problems, by insisting on a Location Survey by a registered land surveyor, before
the real estate closing. Location Surveys will show the location of fences, buildings, driveways, walkways, swimming pools, house
additions in relation to the property lines, along with any encroachments or other irregularities that might be the cause of later legal
disputes. The survey will also show if your deed describes your property accurately, and if other people are entitled to partial use of
your property through easements for utilities or rights-of-way.
Topographic Surveys are maps depicting the slope of a subject site and used by Engineers and Architects for preparing site plans for
both residential and commercial projects. The purpose of this survey is to show the configuration of the surface of the ground, and the
location of all natural and artificial objects, including utilities, drainage ways, structures, ingress and egress to the property and any
other visible limitations or improvements to the property.
The Utility & Infrastructure Survey
The Utility & Infrastructure Survey is to determine the type, location, size, flow-lines and depth of existing utilities within a right-of-way
corridor. The utilities are mapped based on surface evidence, and available plans provided by the various utility agencies servicing
the area. Towards the end of the design process, the location of the utilities in critical areas are verified using more refined methods
such as, electro-magnetic, and ground penetrating radar equipment for two-dimensional locations, or nondestructive digging
equipment, such as vacuum excavators, for three-dimensional location.
Construction Layout & Staking
Construction surveying is one of the primary services we provide. Construction surveying is the process of establishing and marking
the position and detailed layout of new structures such as roads, utilities, infrastructure, buildings, etc., for subsequent construction.
Stakes are set to mark the horizontal and vertical locations as per the plan, and a sketch and grade sheet are prepared showing the
stakes in relation to the proposed improvement.
As-built Surveys show that all of the improvements constructed conform to the site plan, and are within the property boundaries.
As-built Surveys show an accurate representation of post construction conditions for all types of sites, such as shopping centers,
schools, residential subdivisions ad new infrastructure. These surveys are generally required by the municipalities and/or lending
FEMA Elevation Certificates
Elevation Certificates are necessary when building in or near a Special Flood Hazard Area. It is used to certify building elevations in
order to determine the proper flood insurance premium rate for the building. The Elevation Certificate also goes along with a L.O.M.A.
(Letter of Map Amendment) when trying to have an item excused or removed from a Special Flood Hazard Area.
Cellular Tower Surveys
Cellular Tower surveys are topographic surveys prepared for the design and construction of new cellular tower compounds, and for
modification of existing compounds. The limits of the lease area, and the ingress-egress easement are defined, and mapped. An FAA
certification letter is usually provided stating the latitude, longitude and elevation of the tower site.
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|Bulls Gap, TN 37711
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Bulls Gap, TN 37711