Boundary Survey: A survey for the express purpose of locating the corners and boundary lines of a given parcel of land. This involves record and field research, measurements, and computations to establish boundary lines in conformance with Kansas State Law. Easement lines may also be located with this type of survey.
A.L.T.A. Survey or Extended Title Insurance Coverage Survey: A survey made for the purpose of supplying a title company and lender with survey and location data necessary for issuing American Land Title Association or Extended Coverage Title Insurance.
Topographic Survey: A survey locating topographic features--natural and man made--such as buildings, improvements, fences, elevations, trees, streams, contours of the land, etc. This type of survey may be required by a governmental agency, or may be used by engineers and/or architects for design of improvements or developments on a site.
Subdivision or Partition Survey: The subdivision or partitioning of a tract of land into smaller parcels, showing monumental and survey data on a map, in conformance with local ordinances and Kansas State Law.
Construction staking involves measuring and marking locations, elevations, widths, and depths for foundations and walls, for grading and forming of driveways, roadways, and terraces, and marking location and depth of subsurface installations such as sewer lines and utilities.
Elevation Certificates: Federal laws require lenders to determine whether a property and the structures on it fall within an area subject to a higher-than-normal risk of flooding, and require the purchaser to take out flood insurance accordingly. This Flood Zone Determination (FZD) can be made generally by referring to the location of the property on official Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) maps, but this does not specifically reflect the degree of flooding risk for an individual property and the structures on it. Based on the FZD, insurers will set the risk at the highest level to be sure of covering the actual risk involved. The only way a purchaser can drive this risk assessment down, and reduce or eliminate extra flood insurance premiums on the property is by having a special elevation survey done and an Elevation Certificate prepared by a registered land surveyor.
Landmark does field work on the site to correlate the base flood elevation to the property and structures on the property. This allows us to determine their exact elevations relative to the official benchmarks.
Once we complete the elevation survey, an official document--the Elevation Certificate—can be created. This document must be prepared in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, and is signed by us, with our land surveyor license number.
As-built surveys: The surveyor must determine the exact locations of roadways, structures, and utilities and confirm that they are located as shown in the plans. As-built surveys may be conducted several times during a given project, as each phase of the project (for example, pouring of the foundation, construction of walls, and exterior hardscaping) is completed.
Often times, as-built surveys must be conducted by a registered land surveyor and documents certifying that construction is carried out according to the approved plan must be prepared. As-built surveys can be done by the surveying company doing the construction staking or by a completely separate company depending on the requirements of the project.