Home Owner | Realtor
Are typically for title companies. It provides the title company with the information required to insure the title to the land. This type of surveying comes with high liability, so these surveys are usually more costly. It’s similar to Topographic | Architectural Surveys but they have more technical information. Table A of the ALTA/ACSM will need to be filed out for the specific services needed by the title company.
Topographic | Architectural Survey
In general, these maps provide the lay of the land with a proper boundary to other professionals to begin the design process. Topographic Surveys are typically for Civil Engineers while Architectural Surveys are for Architects. Architectural Surveys show more detail. There are a multitude of variances within the surveys to make them into planimetric, aerial, site plans, etc.
Boundary Survey | Location Map
On average, these surveys are being mixed up. They provided two completely different services. A Boundary Survey will place physical markers in the ground where you would have to make a string line between points to determine your boundary location. A Location Map will show you the area in question in regards to the lot lines with no physical markers set in the ground. These services can be combined.
Lot Line Adjustment | Merger
Are typical surveys to change or merge the lines of your property to accommodate an encroachment or to build across existing lot lines. We do not process the application. We provide a Lot Line Adjustment Map, Land Descriptions and Exhibits needed for the application process.
If your project does not fall into any of the categories, please request a proposal (free). Let’s find out if we can be of service to you.