We are experienced in producing surveys for permitting for the local municipalities we serve as well as for the Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest Florida Water Management District, Seacoast Utility Authority and Army Corps of Engineers.


BOUNDARY SURVEYS:

A survey of a parcel or tract of land, described by a legal description that documents the perimeters of the property by establishing or re-establishing the corners, monuments and boundary lines.  It also shows any structures as they relate to the property boundaries.  A final survey will show all the improvements that have been made to the property. 

 

MORTGAGE SURVEYS:

A final survey requested for the purpose of a real estate closing.  Sometimes the surveyor will be asked to perform a title review in which the surveyor works in conjunction with the purchaser’s attorney and Title Company to ensure that exceptions (easements, access, zoning, etc.) listed in the title policy are accurately plotted on the survey drawing. 

 

ALTA/ACSM SURVEYS:

A survey that meets specific minimum standards and requirements as set forth by American Land Title Association (ALTA) and American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM).   An ALTA Survey is often prepared for commercial properties, as it will provide the title company with the information required to insure the title to the land and improvements to the high degree that a commercial development may require. In addition to the minimum standards set forth, a table of optional elements is included within the ALTA/ACSM standards.

 

62B COASTAL PERMITTING SURVEYS:

A survey that meets Chapter 62B Coastal requirements, used by the Department of Environmental Resources to assure permitting compliance with the criteria within Chapter 62B Florida Administrative Code.  This criteria includes assurance the construction will not cause significant impact on marine turtles, immediately adjacent properties or the coastal system.


BUILDING PERMIT SURVEYS:

Surveys performed for the purposes of construction and design.  These include a site plan survey depicting proposed improvements, a formboard survey depicting the forms and elevation during construction, an under-construction or slab survey depicting the slab and elevation after pouring, and a final survey at construction completion.

 

SEPTIC TANK SURVEYS:

A survey that meets Health Department requirements.

 

FEMA ELEVATION CERTIFICATES:

Identifies the flood and non-flood hazard areas in which a particular property is located and the elevation of the building, the adjacent land and supporting equipment. Also known as a FEMA certificate, it is used by insurance agents for the purpose of quoting your property flood insurance rates.

 

CONSTRUCTION LAYOUT:

The surveyor is called on to stake the location of anticipated improvements.  Surveyors commonly layout buildings, roadways, bridges, water systems, sewer systems and utility lines.


SUBDIVISION PLATTING:

Surveys and their associated services for the purpose of subdividing a parcel or tract of land.

 

TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEYS:

A survey that defines both the natural and man-made objects situated on a parcel of land. 

Topographic surveys reflect the elevations of the land measured at specific intervals and can be combined with the location of physical features to determine drainage patterns and spatial relationships for objects located on the land.

 

AS-BUILT RECORD DRAWINGS:

A survey prepared to document the horizontal and vertical dimensions of newly constructed facilities.   The method or frequency of the measurements is specified by the governmental agency reviewing the as-built survey.  Facilities that are commonly as-built are roadways and parking lots (prior to paving), and utility systems such as: water, sanitary, and storm sewer systems.

 

HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYS:

A survey that determines the data relating to bodies of water and depicting one or several of the following: depth of water, configuration of bottom, directions and force of current, heights and times of water stages and location of fixed objects for survey and navigation purposes.

 

CONDOMINIUM SURVEYS:

In order to create a condominium the land and the individual units are surveyed much like lots in a subdivision.  A condominium plan, or exhibit, is created and filed with the written condominium documents.  The intent of the survey is to depict the unit’s dimensions, common areas and the parcel boundaries.

 

LITIGATION CONSULTANT:

Wallace Surveying offers expert witness testimony for boundary disputes and accident site conditions.  Our staff will conduct an accurate site survey, produce a plan or report suitable for inclusion in an expert witness report which may be submitted to the court.  Our staff can also look at deeds, historical aerial photographs, maps and other documents and offer an opinion on the original boundary position and the intended position.