An A.L.T.A. survey is completed to supply a title company and lender with survey and location information necessary for issuing American Land Title Association or Extended Coverage Title Insurance.
A boundary survey locates the corners, boundary lines and/or easements of a parcel of land. This includes record and field research, measurements, and computations to establish boundary lines.
A topographic survey locates natural and man-made features like buildings, improvements, fences, elevations, trees, streams, and contours of the land. This may be used for government agencies or by engineers designing developments.
Whether you're purchasing real estate, dividing a parcel of land for sale, or making some improvements to your current property, a survey should be completed first. Getting a survey done will take a lot less time, worry and money than having to move your building because you've crossed property lines.
A site planning survey is a combination of boundary and topographic surveys to prepare a site plan for designing improvements or developments.
A subdivision survey is used to divide a tract of land into smaller parcels, showing monumentation and survey information on a map, in conformance to local ordinances and the Subdivision Map Act.
A control survey provides the precise location of horizontal and vertical positions of points for use in boundary determination, mapping for aerial photographs, construction staking, and other purposes.
A court exhibit (forensic) survey analyzes various legal descriptions and survey maps, field locating of record, existing monuments, and physical features to create a map showing the features in a visual exhibit for courtroom use.
The cost of a land survey is based on the following:
Complexity of legal description
Size and shape of property
Sectionalized survey work
Terrain and vegetation
Amount of existing evidence on the property
Local knowledge of the property
Title company requirements
Record of Survey or Corner Record
A construction survey is used for construction staking of improvements shown on improvement plans for control of construction on developments for roads, buildings, pipelines and more.
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