Boundary / Property
Property is valuable! Our experienced team prepares boundary surveys on properties of all area sizes, in a timely manner, with quality results.
What is a survey?
Surveys are used to determine ownership and property lines. A survey discloses what portion of the property is being purchased and the scope of improvements on that property. An accurate and updated survey ensures your protection in your real estate transaction.
Not sure which survey type you need?
- Topographic Surveys
- ALTA/NSPS (American Land and Title Association and the National Society of Professional Surveyors)
- Government right of way/acquisition plats
- FEMA Flood Studies / Elevation Certificates
- Retracement surveys of existing parcels
- Acreage/Farm Surveys
- Plats of survey for new parcels
- Aeronautical surveys
Each survey is slightly different and our Professional Land Surveyors will need to research location information before we can give you a quote.
Once a field crew is sent to the job site, CGA is able to get you a plat in about a week. The timeline also depends on how quickly the county can review it. We aim to please and want to get you your survey in a timely manner, but please note that there are busier times for our survey crews and the more notice you can give us, the better! Our survey crews perform work year-round, so give us a call!
Basically, a survey will show where your property lines are and give you a legal description for your deed. Vital to any construction project or land sale transaction is the accurate location and documentation of property boundaries developed by a professional land surveyor. Boundary Surveys are undertaken to determine the location of property lines and the actual physical extent of property ownership, typically witnessed by monuments or markers. They can also reveal potential problems including encroachments, right-of-way and easements, and gaps or overlaps between adjacent parcels.
The surveyor performs courthouse research to obtain deeds and other vital information for the subject and adjoining properties which represent ownership, easements and other interests. The surveyor then performs fieldwork to locate property monuments as called for on subdivision plats. A plat is then drawn from the data showing all property lines and dimensions.
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for your needs.
CGA provides full coordination of all aerial mapping needs. This includes digital orthometric photos, cost-effective aerial topographic mapping, and black and white photos for planning purposes. The survey team and mapping partners use only the best equipment and processes to provide optimum results. Cellular Tower Surveys CGA prepares surveys for telecommunication tower sites. We provide topographic surveys, boundary plats, latitude and longitude for the sites meeting FAA requirements, and legal descriptions for future easements and lease areas.
Flood Study/Flood Elevation Certificate
A Flood Study includes performing survey work necessary to determine if land or buildings lay in an SFHA (Special Flood Hazard Area) as determined by FEMA and shown on FIRMS (Flood Insurance Rate Maps). An elevation certificate is an official form of the National Flood Insurance Program. A survey for a Flood Elevation Certificate provides verification of the elevation data of a structure on a given property relative to the ground level. This information is used in the flood insurance rating process and could lower insurance costs. CGA has experts on staff to navigate the floodwater processes. Learn more about ways CGA can reduce risks from flooding here.
Geographic Information System (GIS) Survey
CGA provides assistance to government agencies and utility companies by providing Geographic Information System (GIS) support. We are also experienced in GIS data collection for stormwater, water distribution, utility distribution, and sanitary sewer inventory projects.
Drawing services offered by CGA include:
- Record Drawings
- Legal Descriptions
- Preliminary Designs
- Plats and Reviews
- Subdivision Plats
Subdivision Platting is undertaken when an existing parcel is subdivided into smaller lots or multiple tracts and conversely when multiple parcels are combined into a larger tract. The process varies considerably with jurisdiction but often involves a multiple step process of reviews, hearings, and approvals by multiple governmental entities.
A Site Plan is a pre-construction survey that shows the location of the proposed building, parking or driveway, and other improvements. It is composed of a Boundary Survey, Topographical Survey, and a Grading and Utility Plan according to county requirements.
Download National Survey Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) brochure here:
“A Homeowner’s Guide to Boundary Surveys: Should You Hire A Land Surveyor?”