As a part of our full-service engineering and architectural capabilities, Cochran is a professionally licensed land surveying firm. Our in-house, state-of-the-art survey department functions as both an autonomous group and a support service to our engineering services.
Land surveying is the collection and documentation of a site’s property lines, utility locations, easements, and topography that starts the site engineering process. The accuracy and comprehensive nature of a certified land survey are essential to a project’s success. Without accurate information from a land survey, educated project decisions cannot be made by our team.
With our land surveying team in-house, it’s easier to integrate the survey into the design and building plans. We perform certified surveying services for commercial and residential developments, highways, utilities, property acquisitions, and more.
Our licensed professionals utilize state-of-the-art equipment and their own practical innovation to provide a superior product for our clients. No matter the size or scope of the project, Cochran’s team provides accurate and high-quality surveying services in a timely manner.
Types of Land Survey Services We Provide
Cochran offers the following land survey services in order to better serve our clients:
- ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys
An American Land Title Association/American Congress on Survey and Mapping (ALTA/ACSM) land survey is often used to fulfill the requirements of a lending institution or a purchaser.
- Property Boundary Surveys
These surveys establish the true boundaries of a given property. Property owners will often want to know where the boundary of their land begins and ends.
- Subdivision Platting
When someone wants to divide their land into several smaller plots, they need a registered land surveyor to prepare a subdivision plat. It is typical for housing development projects.
- Topographic Surveying
A topographic survey locates natural and man-made features on a piece of property – for example, any buildings, fences, elevation, land contours, trees, and bodies of water. Engineers and architects use topographical surveys to aid in the design of improvements or developments on a site.
- Surveyor’s Real Property Reports
A Surveyor’s Real Property Report is a legal document that clearly shows the location of all visible public and private improvements relative to the property’s boundaries as well as the property dimensions and the location, if any, of anything affecting the property.
- FEMA Elevation Certificates and LOMAs
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Elevation Certificate provides the necessary elevation information to ensure compliance with a community’s floodplain management ordinances. They also support requests for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA).
- FAA 2-C Survey Certificates
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that the location and elevation information of cellular towers must be certified within a certain degree of accuracy. A land surveyor provides the certification letter that a tower is within the right space.
- Easement Survey
An easement survey defines where, for example, a utility company has the right of access to a portion of your property to maintain, improve, or install utilities.
- Construction Stakeout
Construction stakeout involves surveying and staking for various stages of construction or specific elements of construction like roadways, bridges, buildings, and utilities.
- Subsurface Utility Mapping Services
Subsurface utility mapping shows the location of underground utilities. It allows engineering and utility teams to “see” below the surface and obtain information vital to maintenance, operations, and construction.
- Zoning and Land Use Investigations
Zoning compliance is a basic necessity for all property development projects. It shows all existing zoning designations and restrictions, including past zoning.
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For nearly 60 years, we have been meeting or beating schedule deadlines, and our clients notice the difference.
We know that every project has its own unique set of challenges and needs. We rely on our experience and expertise to evaluate every facet of a project, recommend practical solutions, and keep the project moving smoothly. Give us a call today to see how we can add value to your project.