|Residential/ Property Surveys (See
Are those surveys conducted mostly for the homeowner or farm lot. Determination of the perimeter boundary and setting any missing corners compromise the largest task of this type survey. Usually location of apparent utilities, house location, outside structure and driveways are shown on the final survey plat. Surveys done to the standards required by the American Land Title Association are accepted universally by lending institutions as a requirement for Title Insurance.
Subdivision Design (See example)
Planning and Zoning Compliance
This survey is used when land is divided into 2 or more lots, usually
needing government review and approval. After a perimeter survey is
performed dividing lines are placed and monumented with corner markers
stamped for surveyor identification. Application for Planning Commission
Review is prepared along with legal descriptions, forms for sewage
approvals, driveway access, or other conditional use statements as
required. Knowledge of the many County and Local Ordinances provides
for a complete and accurate subdivision plan.
Oil and Gas Development (See example)
Erosion and Sedimentation Plans
Oil and Gas Development, as required by the D.E.P., Division of Oil & Gas, a permit for each well drilled in the Commonwealth must be obtained prior to drilling. As a part of this process a plat prepared showing the location, longitude, latitude and elevation of the well must be prepared and certified. Access roads layed out and Erosion Sedimentation Control Plans prepared before any excavation and of moving earth. Pipelines are layed out, special permits such as Stream and Road Crossings must be acquired along with a notification of drilling sent to each water purveyors within a 1000 foot radius of the well.
Construction Stake-out (See example)
Building layout for construction requires a vision and ability to
read construction drawings so contractors can begin and stay working
as scheduled. The setting of building corners, utility location, curbs
and paving, as well, new sewer alignments are all a part of stake-out.
Grades are established and elevations set to drain the property according
to plans and calculated run off. This results in a well drained construction
site where workers and material can be stored in safe and dry working
Legal and Court Surveys (See example)
Land disputes often result in a decision by the Court based on reconstruction
of evidence. Presentation of this evidence and testimony to its accuracy
and finding is an important part of any contested land dispute. Interpretation
of the record title, your deeds, begins the basis of intent usually
when the parties of the original conveyance are not available to testify.
Compared with the rules of construction, physical evidence, and other
testimony gives the Judge needed information to apply case law for
a decision. Court exhibits must be prepared and explained to accomplish
a complete understanding by all involved.
Commercial Site Planning (See example)
Before development plans can be prepared a survey of the property
must be done. This survey provides for topographic detail such as
elevation, existing building location, utility verification, and boundary
line demarcation. Zoning laws are researched, floodways established,
and easements or right-of-ways found to define a building setback
envelope for the development.
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