We provide the full scope of land surveying services, including mortgage inspections, boundary surveys, land division/parcel splits, legal description preparation, topographical surveys and much more. (Click the icons to see more detail on each provided service.)
Mortgage Inspections consist of a map of a property description with the approximate locations of structures and major improvements shown. They are used by lenders as a reasonable assurance that there are no survey related issues that will adversely affect their loan.
Boundary surveys determine the exact extent of property lines. They are typically used to aid in the placement of buildings, building additions, fences, landscaping, and other activities which are planned near boundary lines such as timber harvesting.
A Boundary survey will include a survey drawing/report which will show the size and shape of the property surveyed and where stakes were found or placed in the ground. Locations of existing improvements may also be mapped if requested.
Boundary surveys can be performed for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. If there is a dispute between property owners, a boundary survey is usually the first step in resolving the conflict.
Land Division is regulated by state and local laws. The Land Division Act allows for a pre-determined number of split before it becomes necessary to prepare a Plat or Site Condominium. This is mainly based on the size of the Parent Parcel.
Your local City/Township assessor is charged with enforcing the provisions of The Land Division Act and local zoning ordinances. Most municipalities, as part of the process, will have a Land Division procedure and it will be necessary to consult with a land surveyor to prepare the drawings and legal descriptions.
A land surveyor can aid in determining the feasibility of a land division and the number of parcels which can be created.
Topographic maps are generally prepared prior to design and construction of new projects and improvements and are typically used by Engineers or Architects to aid in their designing process.
ALTA/NSPS land title surveys are utilized for commercial loans based on standards jointly adopted by the American Land Title Association and the National Society of Professional Surveyors.
There have been several revisions to the standards over the years, but all ALTA Surveys include a drawing of the boundary survey and easements affecting the property, and they may include a variety of optional items from Table A of the ALTA Standards.
We provide construction staking for residential homes, subdivisions, commercial & industrial property, utilities, ponds, roads, parking lot, etc.
Land surveyors are experts at measuring, and they are able to assist in the transfer of the lines and data shown on plans to the actual ground of the construction site.
If any part of your property lies in a Special Flood Hazard Area as determined by FEMA on their Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) or similar source, a lender must, by law, require flood insurance on the structures.
An Elevation Certificate is used by FEMA, Lenders, and Flood Insurance Companies to do a more detailed evaluation of the flood risk than what can be determined through the FIRM alone.
FIRM Maps typically approximate and often an elevation certificate and LOMA Applications can result in the removal or reductions of the Flood Insurance requirement.
Carr & Associates has been involved with numerous successful land division projects in the area. We would be happy to assist you with the land development process.
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