Land surveys are a vital part of planning for expansion, building, and construction projects. Tucker Engineering, LLC has provided complex and detailed civil engineering services to clients in the Sylacauga, Alabama region since 2004. Sylacauga is a city in Talladega. It’s sometimes referred to as “The Marble City,” or “Alabama’s Best-Kept Secret.” That’s because of a belt of marble that runs through the city that’s prized for its pure white color. Sylacauga offers residents and visitors plenty of family-friendly fun. The Talladega National Forest offers visitors the chance to get out in nature with hiking paths, cycling paths, campgrounds, horse riding, hunting, and more. The Comer Museum & Art Center opened in 1982 and offers multiple art exhibitions, art classes, photo competitions, and a gift shop. For those with an itch to explore, the DeSoto Caverns offers cavern tours. There are campgrounds, a gift shop, a picnic area and pavilions that sit next to waterfalls, streams and ponds. A laser light and water show is included in each cavern tour. Sylacauga offers plenty of activities and venues the whole family will enjoy.
Tucker Engineering works closely with each client to provide personalized civil engineering services. We are licensed with the Alabama Board of Engineers & Land Surveyors and have over 16 years’ experience working with clients to meet their individual land surveying needs. Land surveying is a vital part of ensuring that 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 professional land surveyors will conduct a detailed inspection of the land and gather important information by performing in-depth studies including taking measurements, researching legal documents, analyzing historical documents, conducting data analysis, making observations, filling out questionnaires, establishing property boundaries, and examining building plans.
Our land surveyors in Sylacauga are experts at the necessary engineering, geometry, physics, mathematics, and science skills needed to achieve premiere objectives. 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 skillful land surveyors have extensive training and years of experience working one-on-one with clients on complex and detailed land surveys. Our surveyors are fully equipped with all the state-of-the-art equipment they need, and they 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 need of an elevation certificate to determine if you’re within a flood zone, or if you’ve been told you need flood insurance and you live in the Sylacauga region, 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.
We love helping contractors and builders approach their projects with confidence by providing them with high-quality surveys. Tucker Engineering was formed by Donald H. Tucker, Jr. in 2004 and we have been working closely with Sylacauga clients ever since. We offer a wide variety of complex services including civil site plans, land surveying, subdivision design, boundary & topography surveys, flood evaluation certificates, percolation tests, and stormwater & access permitting. You can always depend on us to provide accurate surveys with precision, and the utmost professionalism. Contact us today at (256) 320-4202 or request a quote online.