RDM Surveying Consultants
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Types of Surveys... 

ALTA / NSPS Survey:

RDM Surveying Consultants offers quality service when it comes to providing our clients with quality, accurate and on time ALTA Land Title Surveys.

ALTA/NSPS Surveys are the most comprehensive type of survey. It covers all aspects of a boundary survey and improvement location and identification of any additional evidence of possession or use which could be adverse to the interests of the purchaser. You need a land surveying firm that will provide top quality service. A land surveying firm that has your best interest in mind.

Let the experienced Professional Land Surveyors at RDM Surveying Consultants provide you the service you need and deserve.

Not familiar with ALTA requirements. Here is a little background information:

ALTA (American Land Title Association) and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) have worked in conjunction to develop a set of land surveying standards. Their goal is to promote uniformity in land surveys. An ALTA survey is a boundary survey prepared to a set of minimum standards that have been jointly prepared and adopted by the ALTA/ACSM. In additional, an ALTA survey shows on-site improvements, easements, rights-of-way, and other elements that affect the land. An ALTA Survey is most often prepared for commercial properties. Along with the minimum standards set forth, a table of optional items is included in the ALTA/ACSM standards. A careful review of the optional items from the optional "Table A" is helpful in delineating a clear scope of the land surveyor's services.

An important part of the ALTA survey is having a current title commitment. This is required before an ALTA Survey can be completed. The surveyor will refer to the title commitment for the legal description of the property and for the legal description of any encumbrances (exceptions Schedule B).

The land surveyors certification language included in the ALTA Survey should include the names of the affected parties, including the buyer, seller, title company, and lender. It is critical that the surveyor works in close association with the title insurance company, as the surveyor and the title company are relying on each other’s work to show the matters affecting the ownership of the land and improvements in a comprehensive manner.

 

Owner Land Title Survey:

This survey is prepared for the sole purpose of reporting the actual field conditions of the subject real property for the exclusive use of the client, who is the owner of the same and shall not be used for any other purpose beyond said same, to include mortgagee title insurance policy, fee title insurance policy, survey or owner/seller's affidavit, remortgaging/refinancing, any future transfer of title or any other use of said survey.  Interior improvements such as buildings, shed, driveways, etc. any improvements along the boundary affecting the use of or title to the property are located, such as: fences, drives, utilities, buildings, sheds, streets, etc.  Missing corner markers are replaced.  A map showing the boundaries and improvements along the boundaries is prepared.

 

Fee Land Title Survey:

A Survey used by a Title company issue a fee title insurance policy to the client and shall not be used for any other purpose beyond said same, to include a mortgagee title insurance policy, survey or owner/seller's affidavit, remortgaging/refinancing, and future transfer of title or any other use of said survey. Interior improvements such as buildings, shed, driveways, etc. any improvements along the boundary affecting the use of or title to the property are located, such as: fences, drives, utilities, buildings, sheds, streets, etc.  Missing corner markers are replaced.  A map showing the boundaries and improvements along the boundaries is prepared.

 

Mortgagee Land Title:

This survey was prepared for the sole purpose of inducing a mortgage lender to accept a mortgage from the client and shall not be used for any other purpose beyond said same, to include a fee land title survey, owner/seller's affidavit,remortgaging/refinancing, and future transfer of title or any other use of said survey. Interior improvements such as buildings, shed, driveways, etc. any improvements along the boundary affecting the use of or title to the property are located, such as: fences, drives, utilities, buildings, sheds, streets, etc.  Missing corner markers are replaced at the request of the client for an additional fee.  A map showing the boundaries and improvements along the boundaries is prepared.

 

Topographical Survey:

These surveys are graphic representations of physical features of the land depicting natural and man-made features, such as fences, buildings, utilities, hills, valleys, streams, lakes, roads, etc. They can be performed by field ground methods or by aerial photographic methods. A "topo" locates and displays all of a property's features, natural and man-made (as-built), including buildings, roads, fences, creeks, rivers, wetlands, and elevations and contours of property. Incomplete or inaccurate base maps can result in design issues during construction, causing costly delays and additional expenses.


Site Planning Survey:

 This survey uses a boundary and topographical survey as a base to design future improvements.  It can be a design for a house, a residential subdivision, a store, a shopping center, a new street or highway, a playground or anything else.

 

Subdivision Survey:

This often includes a topographical survey of a parcel of land which will be divided into two or more smaller tracts, lots or an estate division. This can also be used for site design of lots, streets or drainage

 

Construction Survey:

 Surveyors are an essential part of design/build community that includes engineers, architects, grading contractors and utility contractors. Accurate site layout is essential when performing any type of construction work. Our surveyors are prepared to make sure you get the timely response you need


Elevation Certificate: 

When dealing with flood insurance FEMA has a flood elevation certificate form. The form reports the elevation information about the property relative to a base flood elevation and requires a surveyor's certification for part of the information. Typical Circumstance: If you need to determine if you need or don't need flood insurance you will need this form to get started 


Deformation Surveys: 

Deformation survey is the systematic measurement and tracking of the alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it There can be many reasons why this type of work would need to be carried out. Monitoring of building foundations, structural retaining walls, embankments or even in the control of mechanical processes. 

The purpose of a deformation survey is to determine whether or not movement is taking place and subsequently whether the structure is stable and safe. Movement can be further analyzed to see if it is due to seasonal factors, daily variances etc. and then more importantly use the information to determine future movement of the structure. 

Accuracies required for deformation surveys depend on many factors but generally accuracy to the millimeter or better may be required.