Topographic Surveys are used to identify and map the contours of the ground and existing features on the surface of the earth or slightly above or below the earth’s surface (i.e. trees, buildings, streets, walkways, manholes, utility poles, retaining walls, etc. These are more commonly referred to as topo surveys.
Topo surveys are commonly used by engineers and architects to base the design of their projects, for this reason they are usually done in the preliminary stages of a new project. Conversely, asbuilt (or as-constructed) surveys are typically done at the end of a project to ensure the project was built according to design.
A control survey is a survey that establishes positions of points with a high degree of accuracy in order to support activities such as mapping and GIS, property boundary surveys, construction projects, establishing benchmarks, etc.
Condo surveys can be done for a variety of different projects, ranging in scope and size. Condo surveys include conventional building condos, bare land condos, condo redivisions and condo conversions.
Alberta Land Surveyors can aid in the application and preparation of the condo plans which are necessary to subdivide the property into individual units. They can also aid in the construction surveys required throughout the building process.
Fenceline Surveys/Property Line Mark Outs
Fenceline surveys, or property line mark outs, are used to demarcate the property boundaries and should only be done by a qualified Alberta Land Surveyor. Often fences or other features are mistakenly assumed as the property boundary by landowners, which can lead to disputes or costly encroachments. A property line mark out can be done prior to construction, or anytime a landowner is looking to know the location of their boundary.
Stakeouts are done for construction purposes and include placing survey stakes to mark the position prior to construction or excavation. New homes, garages, commercial buildings, utilities, and a anything else that must be accurately placed will require a stakeout prior to construction to ensure it’s built in the right place.
Mapping can be done for a wide variety of projects, contact us for more details to see if we can tailor a solution to suit your needs.