can perform a wide variety of surveying and engineering projects. Here is a list of some
of the more common types of jobs.
ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys | As-Built
survey | Boundary Surveys | Building Plans & Structural Evaluations
Drainage Structure designs, Earth Dams, and Floodway
determinations | Erosion Control Plans | Flood Certificates
Highway Turn-out Applications | Hydraulic Modeling, Hydrologic Analysis | Mortgage Surveys (a.k.a. Survey Location Report)
On site Sewage Disposal System design | Phase I, II, & III Environmental Assessment | Site & Development Plans
Subdivision, Commercial & Residential, planning and
development | Topographic Survey | Utility extension plans (Water, Wastewater)
Wastewater Treatment Systems - Residential & Commercial
LAND TITLE SURVEYS
An ALTA/ACSM (American
Land Title Association / American Congress on Surveying and Mapping) Land title
Survey is one of the most detailed surveys available. It typically includes all
improvements on the property along with references to a Title Commitment, which shows any
easements found in the process of a title search. It also includes options to show
topography and underground structures. We do dozens of these surveys every year for some
of the most prominent national corporations and title companies on sites anywhere in
Indiana and Kentucky. The work is typically conducted with the strictness of confidence.
Often coordination with an architect is an integral part of the project and follow up with
an As Built survey.
As-Built surveys are
usually preformed after construction at a site. To verify that the new structures are
located correctly and to locate the new utilities in order to mark their location in the
future. This type of survey may also be ordered as a base map for proposed construction
& Improvement Location: A boundary survey of the subject property will be made and the
property corners will be located and verified or re-set. The improvements on the property
will be located and a check for violations or encroachments onto or from the subject
property will be made. Flood plan certification is restricted to a review of the Flood
Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) (latest revision) and shall not be construed as a confirmation
or denial of flooding potential.
BUILDING PLANS & STRUCTIAL EVALUATIONS
Building Plans: We
can provide building plans for several types of structures.
buildings | Hotel/motels | Duplexes | Houses | Office buildings | And others.
Evaluations: We will inspect and evaluate the condition of an existing structure. We would
be looking for structural failures or any potential problems.
DRAINAGE STRUCTURE DESIGN
Design includes culverts, small bridges, lined or unlined channels, stormwater retention
or detention basins, and inlet structures.
Earth Dam design
includes soil analysis, Embankment & core design, Principal & Emergency spillway
design, & all other items required for a construction in a floodway permit.
Floodway locations & limits can be determined with HEC-RAS software.
Plans are required by the State under certain circumstances. These plans are designed to
reduce the amount of Erosion at an active construction site.
A Flood certificate
(a.k.a. Elevation Certificate) This is used to determine a precise elevation of the
finished floor of a building and the ground next to the building. These are used to make a
final determination of flooding hazard.
Application: The application consists of a preprinted form and a set of plans, which are
sent to the state for approval. These are required when someone wishes to install a
driveway or an entrance to a state-controlled roadway. They plans show the proposed
driveway and the existing State Road along with profiles of each.
is the process of taking the existing physical characteristics of a site and simulating
various rainfall events at that site to obtain hydraulic characteristics such as peak
discharge from the site, rainfall depths, concentrated flow areas, time of concentration,
flow velocities, & flooding limits. Modeling is also used to determine how a proposed
structure might affect the hydraulic characteristics.
A Mortgage Survey
(a.k.a. Survey Location Report) The sole purpose of this inspection is to obtain mortgage
title insurance. This is a minimum service that your lender requires for closing your
loan. It is a location of improvements and cursory check for violations or encroachments
onto or from the subject property based on existing, but not confirmed evidence. This does
not constitute a boundary survey and is subject to any inaccuracies that a subsequent
boundary survey may disclose; no property corners will be set; and it should not be used
or relied upon for the establishment of any fence, structure or other improvement. Flood
plain certification is restricted to a review of the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM)
(latest revision) and shall not be construed as a confirmation or denial of flooding
SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM DESIGN
disposal system design consists of determining the type of system needed (conventional or
mound) based on the site & soil characteristics, determining the size of the system
needed based on estimated flows & allowable loading rate, and laying out the system on
a detailed topographic map showing septic tank, & possible dosing tank, and drain
Assessments: These surveys are required for many land transactions. We have conducted many
of these, often in conjunction with Boundary or ALTA surveys. The object of the assessment is to identify any
hazardous waste on the site or any potential for such waste.
The different Phases
are as follows:
Phase I: First
inspection. Consists of looking for any above ground evidence, soil samples taken, and
determining past uses of the property.
Phase II: Detailed sampling & Analysis
Phase III: Clean up and disposal
& DEVELOPMENT PLANS
Development Plans are used to layout all aspects of future construction for use by the
builders and contractors. These plans may show any existing buildings or structures,
proposed buildings, Sidewalks, sewer lines, water, gas, electric, telephone, Storm water
runoff, and anything else that may be required for the proposed construction. Often Erosion Control Plans, Highway
turn-out Applications and State water and sewer permits are involved.
A Residential &
Commercial Subdivision consists of two sets of plans (the Preliminary Plat and the Final
Plat). The Preliminary Plat is used to show the construction aspects of the subdivision.
The Final Plat is used to show the legal boundaries of the development. Both plans must be
submitted to the local Planning Commission for approval.
A Topographic Survey
is used to show the natural physical characteristics of the terrain on the property and
can be ordered in conjunction with a Boundary or ALTA survey.
Plans are used to design and construct a proposed extension to a utility line. These are
submitted to the State for approval. Although the utility company mostly orders these, an
individual who is working with the utility company to extend the service to a specific
development may order them.
WASTWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
systems include "package-plant" type systems that serve commercial or
residential developments and/or wastewater treatment lagoons.