Tucker Engineering, LLC proudly provides first-rate engineering services to builders, contractors and individuals in the Prattville, Alabama region. Prattville is located in both Autauga and Elmore counties and has been called “The Fountain City,” because of its Artesian wells. Visitors and residents can enjoy exploring around the Pratt Cotton Gin Mill. The site was acquired by Daniel Pratt in 1838 and he soon established grit, lumber, and shingle mills. By 1844, Pratt had established a cotton gin, which would historically be recognized as the largest cotton gin producer in the world. Visitors can now explore the buildings, which sit adjacent to a waterfall and dam. The nearby Town of Spectre, a fictional town built as a film set for the 2003 film Big Fish. The set is located on Jackson Lake Island, a private island in Elmore County. After filming ended, the set was initially abandoned, but has since been partially renovated for tourists.
Tucker Engineering provides personalized civil engineering services to clients in the Prattville, Alabama region. We are licensed with the Alabama Board of Engineers & Land Surveyors and have over 16 years’ experience working one-on-one with clients to meet their land surveying needs. Land surveying is a vital part of land development and ensures new developments and buildings are safely meeting all codes and regulations and staying within property boundaries.
Surveying is the science of accurately determining points in terrain and the relative position of various features both on the land and underground and determining the distances and angles between each point. Our expert land surveyors conduct a detailed inspection of the land and gather pertinent information by performing in-depth studies including taking measurements, researching legal documents, analyzing historical documents, conducting data analysis, making observations, filling out questionnaires, establishing property boundaries, and examining building plans.
Each of our land surveyors is trained and uses complex skills such as engineering, geometry, physics, mathematics, and science to achieve their objective. By determining the relative position of points both above ground and underground, and researching legal and historical records, we help builders and contractors rest easy knowing the land is safe, they’re within their rights when it comes to property lines and ownership, and their project can successfully move forward.
There are many types of surveying and which type is necessary is dependent on a number of factors such as what type of project is being planned for a plot of land, whether there’s bodies of water on the land, and the history of the land. Some examples of different types of surveying include:
Our land surveyors have years of experience working one-on-one with clients on complex and detailed land surveys. We ensure they have the tools they need to complete their projects, and that they’re fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. We understand that accuracy is of utmost importance to every project. Tucker Engineering surveyors are licensed with AL Board of Engineers & Land Surveyors and Civil Engineering & Land Surveying in the state of Alabama.
Surveying determines the relative positions of objects or varying points on the earth’s surface. A “point” may be any physical object such as a ditch, storm drain, road, culvert or property corner. Distances and varying directions determine the horizontal positions of each point. Vertical points are determined by differences in elevation of the land. Whether your project requires a simple boundary survey to define your property line, a topographic survey to detail the terrain, or a flood survey for insurance purposes, you can count on Tucker Engineering to provide you with precise data.
An elevation certificate documents important features of your property, including whether it’s located within a flood zone, its precise location, building attributes and the elevation of a building’s lowest floor. This information is crucial and often required by insurance companies to determine flood insurance premiums.
We can determine your base flood elevation, which is a computed elevation based on how floodwater is predicted to rise during a flood. Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) are shown on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). A BFE is a regulatory requirement for the elevation or floodproofing of structures.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an official source for flood hazard maps. According to its website, FEMA works to identify flood hazards, assess flood risks and partner with states and communities to provide accurate flood hazard and risk data. Flood hazard mapping is a key part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It helps establish NFIP regulations and flood insurance requirements.
If you’re in the Prattville, Alabama region and in need of an elevation certificate to determine if you’re within a flood zone, or if you’ve been told you need flood insurance, call our flood elevation certificate surveyors at (256) 320-4202 or request a quote. A flood elevation survey by a licensed land surveyor is required to complete an elevation certificate – we can help.
Donald H. Tucker formed Tucker Engineering in 2004 and we have been a staple in the Prattville, Alabama region ever since. We provide personalized civil engineering for clients in the Prattville, Alabama region. No matter how large or small your project, if you hire Tucker Engineering to perform your land survey, you can rest assured we will provide high-quality and accurate surveys with precision and the utmost professionalism. We offer a variety of complex services including civil site plans, land surveying, subdivision design, boundary & topography surveys, flood evaluation certificates, percolation tests, and stormwater & access permitting. Contact us today at (256) 320-4202 or request a quote online.