A boundary survey is made to establish or re-establish the bounding lines and corners of a parcel using its legal description. A boundary survey typically involves the setting or restoration and marking of monuments at the corners of the parcel and can be completed whenever land divisions are generated.
A topographic survey depicts the topography or the “lay of the land” of a specific parcel or project area. Elevations, natural features, and desired improvements are measured as part of the survey process. The information is plotted on a scaled drawing with interpolated contours to give a clear representation of the surface features.
A boundary survey with topographic data collection is the first step in determining site feasibility and lays the foundation for site design development by an engineer or architect.
An Elevation Certificate is an official form of the National Flood Insurance Program (FEMA Form 086-0-33) created to compare a structures elevation data (determined by field measurement) to the Base Flood Elevation data for insurance rating purposes. An Elevation Certificate is only useful if you are required to/or plan on purchasing flood insurance.
An Online-LOMA is an application process used to submit elevation data to FEMA on a structure or a parcel of land that has not been elevated by the placement of fill and is not expected to be inundated by the 1- percent-annual-chance flood (The Base Flood or BFE). The typical outcome of the LOMA process is a Removal Certification by FEMA. This application typically takes 30 to 60 days to be processed once submitted to FEMA.
An eLOMA is an expedited option for the LOMA application. The submitting surveyor fills out all the documents and forms that FEMA would normally do as part of the Online-LOMA. This process takes between 30 & 90 days.
The eLOMA is only available in areas with FEMA established floodplain BFE (Base Flood Elevations).
Construction staking is seen by many to be a simple step at the beginning of a project; however, it can have very dire ramifications for the rest of the project if not completed correctly. It is money and time well spent to make sure that a qualified individual with the proper surveying knowledge and experience is conducting your construction staking survey.
Other services we provide include Land Divisions, Condominium/Subdivision Development, Mortgages, Hydrographic, Hazardous Site Surveys, Utility/Pipeline Surveys and ATLA Surveys to name a few.