The different types of land surveys
Land surveys come in different parts and forms. Whether or not you need one will depend on the type of situation you find yourself.
Here are the most important forms of land surveys available:
The ASCM/ALTA survey will provide a company or a lender with the survey and location data that you need to get an Extended Coverage Title Insurance policy or a policy from the American Land Title Association.
The survey usually sows the relationship between current improvements on a piece of land relative to the boundaries that have been put in the deed to the land.
The ASCM/ALTA survey usually covers all of the land’s features
Like the boundary survey, a location survey will get you extra details on any location and interior developments. If you want to apply for a loan or a zoning permit, then you will need the location survey.
When developing a construction survey, you will stake out structures on a property. The structures include roads, buildings, and walls. By staking, you provide guides to personnel that will help them to implement improvements that are on the plan.
A construction survey could also involve vertical and horizontal grading as well as the right survey.
Subdivision surveys are also known as partition surveys. These days, we use subdivision land surveys to divide land into smaller lots. The subdivision survey is also usually applied in designing drainages and streets, and you will need to have records sent to the local and state government as well.
A boundary survey will help to locate the boundary and corner lines of piece of land. The boundary survey involves reports of research and records, as well as the calculations and measurements that will help set the boundary lines. Al of these will have to be done with the laws of the state.
Site planning survey
A lot of the time, city authorities require that you get a site planning survey before you can get a development permit application. These surveys combine the components of topographic and boundary surveys, and they help to provide effective site plans.
The site planning survey is also usually applied to design subdivisions, house lots, highways, streets, and much more.
The topographic survey is used to locate the topographic features on a piece of land. These features can be natural or man-made, and they include buildings, utilities, streams, fences, and even contours.
There are times when local and state governments require topographic surveys. Architects might also ask for them, and engineers will require them to make any developments and site improvements.
You can implement this survey through combining ground field methods and aerial photography.
For more information about land surveys in Bergen County NJ, speak to one of our surveyors at 973-647-7820.
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