Topographic Surveys are used to identify and map the contours of the ground and existing features on the surface of the earth or slightly above or below the earth's surface (i.e. trees, buildings, streets, walkways, manholes, utility poles, retaining walls, etc.).
The purpose of a topographic survey is to serve as a base map for design professionals to design a residence or building of some type, roads, driveways, parking lots, bridges, or any other type of improvement on the land. It may be necessary to show property lines and the lines of easements over the property being surveyed, in order for a designer to accurately show zoning and other agency required setbacks. A topographic survey is occasionally necessary in a subdivision survey to assist the surveyor in complying with the municipality’s regulations for septic design and road design.
We will coordinate closely with the Professional Engineer, Architect or Landscape Architect who is designing the new facilities.