Surveying Services

This is a partial list of our Professional Surveying & Mapping services serving Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Tampa Hillsborough County, and other Gulf Coast areas of Florida:  

Note CAD file request should be made prior to invoicing and are not part of the delivered work product.  We typically charge $50 for CAD files of residential properties.

Surveys for a Mortgage -

Mortgage survey or physical survey: a simple survey that delineates land boundaries, building and other visible permanent improvement locations. In many places a mortgage survey is required by lending institutions as a precondition for a mortgage loan.

As-built Surveys -

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 also known as a 'works as executed survey' documents the location of the recently constructed elements that are subject to completion evaluation. As built surveys are typically presented in red or redline and overlayed over existing design plans for direct comparison with design information.

Boundary Surveys -

Boundary survey: a survey that establishes boundaries of a parcel using its legal description, which typically involves the setting or restoration of monuments or markers at the corners or along the lines of the parcel, often in the form of iron rods, pipes, or concrete monuments in the ground, or nail & washers set in concrete or asphalt.

FEMA Flood Elevation Certificates -

The elevation certificate is an important administrative tool for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and an important risk management tool for property owners with buildings currently classified within FEMA designated Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA). It provides information on elevation, building type, flood map location, and additional information used to determine the proper flood insurance premium rates.  It is also used to support a request for a Letter Of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter Of Map Revision (LOMR), and to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances.

An elevation certificate measures the difference in elevation between your home and the base flood elevation of your area.  It is required in order to properly rate post-FIRM buildings, which are buildings constructed after the publication of the first Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) in a particular community, in zones A1-A30, AE, AH, A (with BFE), VE, V1-V30, V (with BFE), AR, AR/A, AR/AE, AR/A1-A30, AR/AH, and AR/AO.  However, an elevation certificate is not required to buy flood coverage for pre-FIRM buildings unless the property owner or insurance agent wants to rate the buildings under the post-FIRM flood insurance rules to determine if the premium rate would be lower.

The elevation certificate must be signed and sealed by a land surveyor, engineer or architect authorized by law to certify such information. Most elevation certificates are prepared by surveyors licensed by the state in which the subject property is located.

Topographic Survey -

Topographic survey: a survey that measures the elevation of points on a particular parcel of land, and presents them as contour lines on a plot.

Tree Survey -

Tree Survey is a type of Specific Purpose Survey to locate trees based on the client or local governing authority’s required diameter and/or type on a site prior to engineering or development. A Tree Survey will typically show the tree species, to the best ability of the surveyor’s knowledge, and the diameter (Diameter Breast High or DBH) of the tree. The surveyor then draws a map showing scaled location of trees in relationship to a boundary line or other on site physical features. If exact determination of tree type is required a biologist will have to mark species type on trees prior to or during survey.

Construction Staking -

Construction surveying (otherwise "lay-out" or "stake-out"): the process of establishing and marking the position and detailed layout and grading of proposed features such as roads, buildings, utilities, drainage contours, etc. for subsequent construction. A construction control survey is a type of survey that is required when a contractor is using their employees to provide their own site construction stake out. This control survey consists of staking exact horizontal & vertical control points based on supplied plans. 

Wetlands Survey -

Wetland maps are a prerequisite for wetland inventory and for wetland development planning, management, protection, and restoration. Maps provide information on wetland type, location, and size. These maps are used by local, State, and Federal agencies, as well as by private industry and organizations. They are used for many purposes, including the development of comprehensive resource management plans, environmental impact assessments, proposed construction buffers, natural resource inventories, habitat surveys, and the analysis of trends in wetland status.