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Services - Land Surveying
This service includes title and land surveys for the commercial and residential industries.  Data is primarily gathered using Total Stations with data collecting ability and Global Positioning Real Time Surveying. 

Key Benefits

  • GPS surveying with real time coordinates at site which provides better accuracy
  • Wide range of experience in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico

Capabilities

Capabilities for surveying include the following.

  • ALTA - The American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) jointly put into law and has set standards for land title surveys. 

Typically a lender, title company or owner will require that a survey be performed meeting the ALTA / ACSM Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for a land title survey.

Many of the key benefits aside from an accurate boundary survey, clearly indicating the property lines, include encroachments across property lines or improvements into identified easements, disclosed exceptions in accordance with the Title Commitment, all major improvements as well as any items required by Table A of the ALTA Survey.

  • As-Built - This usually entails a complete survey during construction of the site to confirm that the structures, utilities, and roadways proposed were built in the proper locations authorized in the plot plan for local and state boards. 
  • Boundary - A survey of actual physical extent of property ownership, typically witnessed by monuments or markers (iron pins).
  • Construction - Construction surveying for commercial or private applications.  The process of establishing and marking the position and detailed layout of new structures such as roads or buildings for subsequent construction.
  • Deformation Survey - A survey to determine if a structure or object is changing shape or moving. The three-dimensional positions of specific points on an object are determined, a period of time is allowed to pass, these positions are then re-measured and calculated, and a comparison between the two sets of positions is made.
  • Elevation and Flood - Federal and Environmental Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plan - A plan that is drawn in conjunction with a Subdivision Plan that denotes how upcoming construction activities will effect the movement of stormwater and sediment across the construction site and onto abutting properties and how developers will adjust grading activities to limit the depositing of more stormwater and sediment onto abutting properties than was done prior to construction.
  • Fiberoptics
  • Foundation Survey - a survey done to collect the positional data on a foundation that has been poured and is cured.  This is done to ensure that the foundation was constructed in the location authorized in the plot plan. When the location of the finished foundation is checked and approved the building of the remainder of the structure can commence.
  • GPS Surveying - The benefits of surveying with GPS include: 

(1) a better accuracy than conventional surveying systems - less room for error  

(2) it requires less manpower

(3) it is not affected by weather - stays on schedule

(4) the terrain is only a factor in canyons, deep hollows or at the base of high mountains. 

(5) it takes less time that conventional methods

(6) it is capable of providing both horizontal and vertical coordinates

(7) and it leaves landscape of survey area undisturbed which is important in environmentally sensitive areas.

  • Mortgage - A simple survey that generally determines land boundaries and building locations.  Mortgage surveys are required by title companies and lending institutions when they provide financing to show that there are no structures encroaching on the property and that the position of structures is generally within zoning and building code requirements.
  • Oilfield - Survey and locate oil fields for drilling.
  • Pipeline - Design and staking of utility pipelines.
  • Topographic surveying - A survey that measures the elevation of points on a particular piece of land, and presents them as contours on a plot.  A survey of any size area will include the following major benefits: the determination of the configuration of the surface of the ground and the location of natural and artificial objects; and providing contour, elevation and relief of the subject lands.  Our Topographic Surveys can include any and all of the following:

  • Identify and locate natural features and improvement,

  • Analyze slope and grade requirements,

  • Determine water run-off,

  • Provide possible infrastructure location,

  • Determine solar and wind access areas, and

  • Determine aesthetic areas.

  • Transmission Lines - Locating electricity and wind energy transmission lines.

  • Transportation - Road, sewer, and utilities

 

 
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