A topographic survey is a type of land survey that accurately describes all natural and man-made features of a land parcel or a property. It includes details such as height, depth, size and location of the parcel, as well as the changes and contours that have been made to it from the perspective of elevation. Essentially, topographic surveys are all about elevation, as opposed to other types of surveys such as boundary (which focuses on horizontal measurements).

Topographic surveys are often used for a variety of projects within land development, architecture, construction, environmental restoration, and before the introduction of improvements to existing properties. They aim to assist with geographic planning and civil engineering, among others.

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    Topographic Surveys

    As an experienced land surveyor, Tucker Engineering is qualified to conduct precise and detailed topographic surveys in Alabama that include some of the following elements:
    Boundary lines of the area
    Features adjacent to the parcel
    Heights, contours and surfaces
    Water levels
    Drainage features
    Structures and buildings
    Street furniture, bushes, trees, etc.
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    Conduct your ALTA survey with Tucker Engineering

    The ALTA survey is one of the most important documents that have to be presented during a real estate transaction process. This detailed land parcel map not only serves for defining the improvements on a property and its boundaries, but can also be used for future legal disputes.

    For this reason, it's extremely important to choose an experienced ALTA surveyor in Alabama such as Tucker Engineering.

    Detailed Topographic surveys with the latest equipment

    Get a precise and detailed topographic view of your land parcel or property with our high-quality land surveying services.

    To conduct a topographic survey, we will use state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, including a global positioning system (GPS) unit and electronic distance measurement (EDM), among others, with the purpose of determining the exact features and lines of the property.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequent questions and answers about Topographic Surveying

    What is a Topographic Survey?

    A topographic survey is a type of land survey that determines the surface features of a property (natural, man-made and elevations), in order to gather spatial information about the site.

    What is the purpose of a Topographic Survey?

    The purpose of a topographic survey is to identify the terrain features of a land area for the development of projects related to construction, architecture, environmental restoration and more.

    What are the benefits of a topographic survey?

    There are multiple benefits of conducting a topographic survey, such as cutting on time and costs. A well-executed survey that provides precise information on the surface features of a property will make the execution of the project faster, and will reduce possible costs from erroneous data.

    What is the cost of a topographic survey?

    The cost of a topographic survey will depend on a variety of factors, including the size and shape of the property, the natural and man-made features that need to be recorded, and more. To learn more about the cost of a topographic survey, contact us today and we will give you a quote without any commitment.