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Trussville, Alabama - Land Surveyor
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 This includes taking measurements, researching legal documents, analyzing historical documents, conducting data analysis, making observations, filling out questionnaires, establishing property boundaries, and examining building plans.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.