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Before you design or build, you may have need ofan accurate map of the existing conditions. We provide the base-map of your plan–a point of beginning, in order that you may minimize costs, maximize use, and plan better. Simply put, a topographic survey map shows ground contours (lay of the land) physical improvements, natural conditions such has water and critical areas, protected or desirous trees and landscaping, underground and overhead utilities, and any other key elements of a project. Unlike a boundary survey, the data derived from a topographic map set out to define the site characteristics with 3-dimensional data (height and/or depth) on a 2»dimensional site plan.

Site Plans

This is a fairly basic product displaying rough site contours, critical elements such as wells, tops or toes of slopes, shorelines, and landscaping. Since these are mainly used by septic designers, architects and home—owners where the site contains few restrictions on area and use, accuracies and tolerances are low but costs are usually relatively affordable. We can usually work within a client’s budget and time constraints.

Engineered Site Design

A much more oomplex project, this product usually involves gathering information from local utility providers and municipalities in order to determine all potential and real encumbrances upon the property. We create a highly detailed map (where site conditions demand) in order that new buildings and improvements and their appurtenant infrastructure (storm runoff, water and sewer, power, etc) are located properly, and import and export of dirt and other materials is kept to a minimum.

New Construction

If planning a new home or commercial project it is often very helpful for design professionals to have access to a semi-detailed map of site conditions. This product falls somewhere between the a site plan and a full engineer design products previously discussed. Often these maps can be very basic, showing land contours,site corridors, zoning setbacks, and critical areas.

Additions and Remodel

Often required when expanding an existing commercial structure, or complicated residence where setbacks are critical. This product usually more often than not, requires some amount of boundary work in order to determine ownership-a main concern when expanding a floor plan, creating more parking or moving a septic field.

Building Height Restriction

Many municipalities and counties designate building height restrictions in a particular zone. This may also be a covenant or easement placed upon a particular property in order to protect views. The definitions and process vary, but in general these heights are based upon the average of the lot(s) and as such, it is a fairly straight forward process. How this ‘average’ is determined is often defined by municipal code.