Tucker Engineering, LLC provides first-rate engineering services to clients in the Trussville, Alabama region. We’ve been a staple in the community since 2004 and proudly work alongside local builders, contractors, and business owners to ensure their construction projects can safely move forward.

Trussville, Alabama is a city in Jefferson and St. Clair Counties in the State of Alabama and is home to nearly 20,000 residents. Families and other residents of Trussville enjoy the contrasting landscapes, parks, lakes, and the city is just 15 miles northeast of Birmingham, which is brimming with restaurants, boutiques, shops, nightlife, and more. Nearby Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve offers visitors 1,040 acres of naturally preserved land.

The preserve also has a nature center, 14 miles of hiking trails, educational programs and more to keep the entire family entertained. Other nearby outdoor parks include Cosby Lake Park, and Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. For a unique shopping experience, the Trussville Antique Mall has more than 50 vendors in a 33,000 square-foot venue. Shoppers can browse or purchase a variety of antiques including furniture, collectibles, coins, sports memorabilia, toys, jewelry, and more. 

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    Trussville, Alabama - Land Surveyor

    Tucker Engineering is licensed with the Alabama Board of Engineers & Land Surveyors and has over 16 years’ experience working one-on-one with clients to meet their land surveying needs in the Trussville region. 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.

    We proudly work with each client to answer every question they may have, provide accurate and precise surveys, research the history of the property, and offer guidance to ensure their project is done safely, properly, and in a timely matter.

    What is surveying?

    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. Land surveyors conduct a detailed inspection of the land and gather pertinent information by performing in-depth studies. This includes taking measurements, researching legal documents, analyzing historical documents, conducting data analysis, making observations, filling out questionnaires, establishing property boundaries, and examining building plans. 

    Our expert land surveyors in Trussville utilize 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.  

    Types of surveying

    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: 

    • Land Survey – A detailed drawing that outlines precise property boundaries and the property’s dimensions. A land survey will also include other buildings on the property and areas that may need improvements prior to starting a new project.  
    • Property Boundary Survey-  Defines the perimeters of the property being surveyed. A property boundary survey establishes original property lines and retraces lines and corners of previously established property lines. A property boundary survey is based on boundary law principals combined with evidence gathered and studied during the survey. It may include divided property, fixed improvements, platting, and further descriptions of the property in question.
    • Record Survey/As-Built Survey-  A record survey is performed to obtain horizontal and/or vertical data to locate constructed improvements
    • Control Survey-  A survey that provides horizontal and/or vertical data to support subordinate surveying or mapping for construction projects.
    • Geodetic Survey-  A geodetic survey recognizes the points and areas of a piece of property while considering the earth’s curvature. 
    • Topographic Survey-  A topographic survey is a survey of both man-made and natural features of a piece of property. Remote sensing and ground measurements help surveyors determine both horizontal and special relations. 
    • Right-of-Way and Easement Survey-  A survey that’s conducted to determine specific rights into a property for both public and private purposes.
    • Hydrographic Survey-  A hydrographic survey determines whether there’s water on a piece of property. The data conducted helps determine how many bodies of water are on the land, the depth of water, the direction of the water, the force of the current of the water, the configuration of the bottom of a body of water, water stages, and fixed objects within water for both survey and navigational purposes. 
    • Flood Surveys-  A flood elevation certificate helps determine whether a piece of property is susceptible to flooding based on whether it’s found within a flood zone, how near it is to a lake, river or other body of water, and the property’s elevation levels.
    • Subdivision Map or Plat-  A subdivision map or plat is a drawing that depicts new property that’s being developed under the laws of the State of Alabama. The new land is required to be surveyed in accordance with Alabama Law, Rule 1.03. See Alabama Code Section Sections 35-2-50 & 35-2-51 for more information.

    Professional land surveyors

    We are experts at our craft and take pride in offering precise surveys that are easy to understand and offer all the important information necessary to continue a project. 

    Our expert land surveyors have years of experience working one-on-one with clients in Trussville, Alabama. Our knowledgeable surveyors are professionals, and they are 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 basics

    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.

    Elevation Certificate in Trussville, Alabama

    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. 

    Base Flood Elevation

    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.

    Fema Flood Maps

    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. 

    Trussville, Elevation Certificate

    If you’re in the Trussville, 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.