An ALTA Survey is a detailed survey performed by a registered licensed surveyor, prepared in accordance with the standards specified by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). This is one of the most detailed surveys available, and while it’s not mandated for every land purchase, there are certainly times when you should consider paying the extra money for an ALTA survey.
– Buying or selling commercial real estate.
– Buying vacant land
– Whenever you want more detailed information about a property
Simply put, the more detailed a survey is, the more protection it provides. Anytime you have concerns about boundary lines or possible disputes, an ALTA survey can reveal those issues, or at least put your mind at ease.
A boundary survey is a way to formally define the boundaries of a property. It focuses largely on defining the corners of a parcel of land. People generally commission boundary surveys before buying, dividing, improving, or building on land.
A Topographic Survey is a survey that gathers data about the elevation of points on a piece of land and presents them as contour lines on a plot. The purpose of a topographic survey is to collect survey data about the natural and man-made features of the land, as well as its elevations. Topographic maps are used to show elevations and grading features for architects, engineers, and building contractors.
A tree survey is an important survey that is performed on private or public landscapes. The goal of the survey is to provide useful information on the trees so that property managers or homeowners can make informed decisions.
The survey will reveal information such as:
– Species of the tree based on scientific name.
– Physical measurements of the tree such as height and diameter.
– Age of the tree.
– Overall health of the tree.
– Life expectancy.
– Management recommendations.
Mr. McGlohorn is a Licensed Professional Surveyor and Mapper with 30 years of experience in all areas of survey work. Mr. McGlohorn possesses a wide range of survey experience – from field surveys to CAD drawings to supervising field crews. He has worked and studied his craft in the family firm for 28 years where he oversaw operations, directed field crews, headed up client relations and managed employees. Mr. McGlohorn brings a high level of professionalism to all his projects and is proficient and diligent in his quality control, computations and conversions to ensure that the highest of standards are met. He currently uses Carlson Data Collectors for all field data collection. He has coordinated and managed hundreds of land surveying projects and routinely exceeds client expectations.
Mr. Jacobs is a professional draftsman with nearly 15 years of experience in the land surveying and engineering fields. He has performed a variety of surveys including ALTA Surveys, As-built Surveys, Topographic Surveys, Hydrographic Surveys, and Boundary Surveys. Mr. Jacobs works closely with the land surveyors and engineers to ensure quality control and customer satisfaction.
Mr. Skinner is a professional draftsman with over 22 years of experience in the timely preparation of Sectional Surveys, Topographic Surveys, As-built Surveys, Right-of-way Surveys as well as Specific Purpose Surveys. He is well-versed in preparing construction layout, subdivision layout and control. Mr. Skinner brings to all his assignments the willingness to serve and to coordinate large projects between the filed, the office and, most importantly, to our clients.
Mr. Brandt is a Survey CAD Technician with over 30 years of experience in Alta Surveys, As-Built Surveys, Topographic Surveys, Boundary Surveys, Construction Layout, Specific Purpose Surveys, Right-of-Way Surveys, Site Plans, Record Plats, Research, Legal Description Writing, Lot Split Surveys, Lot Line Deviation Surveys, Sketches of Description and Field Crew Calculations. He implements the highest of drawing standards, operation procedures and professionalism with every project .