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Here at D2 Surveying, we provide numerous dimensions of surveying, whether you are commercial or residential; you can find confidence in our abilities to serve you. Below you will find a list of services, but please keep in mind, we are not limited to just these.
A Boundary Survey is a procedure by which a Professional Land Surveyor establishes the corners of a parcel of land. A Boundary Survey is the interpretation of evidence. Surveyors are fond of saying “Monuments over Measurements.” This simply means that there is only so much room on the surface of the earth. Think jigsaw puzzle, everyone’s property must fit! Therefore, the distances that are indicated in your deed are only a small part of the puzzle. It’s what fits on the surface of the earth that counts.
Minor Land Division (MLD) Surveys
Boundary Survey (ALTA)
A “Boundary Survey” is used to identify a property’s boundary lines. In this type of survey, the surveyor will set (or recover) the property corners and produce a detailed plat or map. To accomplish this, the surveyor will research the public records and do research in the field, take measurements and perform calculations. This type of survey is necessary for construction and permit purposes.
Ordered by a lender or title insurer, a Residential MLS is intended to provide proof that certain improvements are actually located on the property as described in the legal description. The survey plat must show particular information discovered from measurements taken at a site, and not necessarily evidenced by public record. A commercial MLS is a low-cost alternative to an ALTA Survey, although it also sacrifices some accuracy. The commercial mortgage location survey follows the same state standards as a residential mortgage location survey, so the lender must be willing to accept these standards in place of the ALTA standards.
Mortgage Location Survey
Topographic/ Existing Conditions/ Design Surveys
A topographic survey includes field measurement and preparation of a plat to establish land elevations. These surveys are typically contracted by a residential or commercial property owner before making improvements to the property such as, but not limited to, additions, landscaping or parking lots.
A subdivision plat is required whenever more than 4 new parcels are created within a 5 year period. This is a state requirement and local ordinances may be more restrictive. A subdivision plat can consist of 2 lots to several hundred lots. The process usually starts with a consultation with the client to review the project and the clients design expectations. The surveyor will then review the feasibility of the project looking at issues such as rezoning, annexation, highway access, sewer availability, wetlands, floodplain, state and local ordinances, construction costs, etc. The concept plan phase is next which usually includes a Property Survey of the boundary of the subdivision, a Title Commitment and Existing Conditions Survey. The concept can also include preliminary lot and street layouts, address storm water management issues, utility connections and easements. If the concept meets with the approval of the client and local authorities we then move into the preliminary plat phase. At this point, the preliminary plat is sent to the state and local authorities for approval. Grading plans, utility plans, storm water management plans and developer’s agreements are finalized. Permits are also applied for. Once the preliminary plat is approved, the final plat is prepared and submitted for approval. The final plat contains exact lot dimensions, acreages, street names, easements, restrictions and monuments set. It also contains approval certificates to be signed by all agencies involved. Once all approvals and signatures are obtained, the final plat can be recorded at the Register of Deeds Office making the land divisions official.
Staking Large Commercial and Retail Lots, Highway projects, and Subdivisions
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Elevation Certificate (EC) is an administrative tool of the NFIP which is to be used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with to community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate, or support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA).
Legal Description and Exhibits
A legal description is used to define an area of land. Legal descriptions can be used for many purposes including rezoning, annexations, land transfers and easements.
Mining surveying includes directing the digging of mine shafts and galleries and the calculation of volume of rock. It uses specialized techniques due to the restraints to survey geometry such as vertical shafts and narrow passages.
==Traditional quantity surveying services==
# Cost planning
# Contracts negotiation
# Procurement advice
# Preparing Bill of Quantities (BOQ)
# Monitoring Budget
# Preparation of Payment Invoice and certification
# Assessment of variations
# Dispute resolution
# Preparing feasibility studies
# Cost control
# Value engineering
# Advice on cost limits and budgets
# Whole life cycle costing
# Valuation for insurance purposes
# Project management
# Advice on contractual disputes
The purpose of an Underground Utility Survey is to produce a three dimensional drawing or site mark up of all underground utilities in a particular area. This cost effective methodology uses a combination of non-intrusive techniques to provide a comprehensive drawing of the sub-surface without the need for digging. Underground Utility Surveys detect all drainage, foul sewer, water main, oil and gas lines, power cables, fiber optic cables, telecom cables and ducting.
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.
As-built survey: a survey carried out during or immediately after a construction project for record, completion evaluation and payment purposes. An as-built survey is also known as a 'works as executed survey' and documents the location of the recently constructed elements that are subject to completion evaluation. As built surveys are often presented in red or redline and overlaid over existing design plans for direct comparison with design information.
Arizona List of County Recorders offices
Pinal County GIS Maps
Pinal County Land Parcel search
Elevation Certificate Information for Flood Hazard
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