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TYPES OF SURVEYS

 

  • Building Location
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Construction
  • Fence/Property Line
  • Plan of Subdivision
  • Global Positioning System
  • Topographical

Also known as a Surveyor's Real Property Report (S.R.P.R.) ,  a Building Location Survey is an as-built survey of new and existing structures. The finished Plan defines and describes the various features with respect to the property limits. (Residential & Commercial). Also included is a written report outlining any points of intrest.
It also provides a graphic representation of the property limits and the features within the property to interested parties.
For the:

  • Purchaser: Defines features and boundaries and provides peace of mind.
  • Vendor: Provides a graphic illustration of the interests to be sold.
  • Lending Institution: Assesses value.
  • Local Planning & Building Authority: Illustrates conformity with local by-laws and zoning regulations.

Also known as a Reference Plan (R-Plan), a Boundary Survey illustrates existing boundaries or is used to depict the new boundaries of a severance. The final Plan of Survey defines the legal limits/boundaries of the property. No structures are shown unless the structure forms part of the boundary.
It provides a description of the existing and newly created parcel of land which can be registered.
For the:

  • Purchaser: Illustrates and defines boundaries.
  • Vendor: Identifies existing and severed lands.
  • Lending Institution: Assesses value.
  • Local Planning & Building Authority: Illustrates conformity with local by-laws and zoning regulations.

The 5 phases available include Building Application ⁄ Permit, Staking, Pinning, S.R.P.R., and Grading Certificates. Staking provides horizontal and vertical reference for the excavation of the site. Pinning establishes the corners of the foundation and verification of the footing elevation. The S.R.P.R. defines and describes all features within the limits of the property and the Grading Certificate provides verification of the final surface elevations with respect to a pre-engineered grading plan.
It provides horizontal, vertical and legal information to the building industry.
For the:

  • Purchaser: Defines features and boundaries and provides peace of mind.
  • Builder: Positions and defines the location of the new dwelling within the site.
  • Lending Institution: Assesses value.
  • Local Planning & Building Authority: Illustrates conformity with local by-laws and zoning regulations.

Fence Line or Property Line surveys show your boundaries on the ground. Survey bars and/or wood stakes are placed at the corners and/or along the boundaries in question. No survey plan is prepared for these surveys, although one can be done if you choose.
It provides a physical reference on the ground as to the location of the boundary or boundaries.
For the:

  • Property owner who needs to resolve a dispute, to erect a fence or structure on or near a boundary, or to simply determine the location of a boundary. If you are having troubles with a neighbour, this type of survey is what you need.

Also known as a Registered Plan or M-Plan, a Plan of Subdivision provides a means in which to create a large number of lots within a parcel of land in which the boundary of the property has been certified. Once a Plan of Subdivision or M-Plan is registered, the original or underlying legal property fabric is extinguished. (Residential & Commercial)
It creates a large number of properties within the framework and control of the local Planning Authority.
For the:

  • Developer: Creates new properties.
  • Purchaser: Provides a graphic illustration of the interests to be sold.
  • Lending Institution: Assesses value.
  • Local Planning & Building Authority: Illustrates conformity with local by-laws and zoning regulations.

These surveys are conducted on larger projects where precision, time and subsequently costs are factors. The GPS (Global Positioning System) is a more secure and efficient way to measure a vast piece of land.
For:

  • Anyone associated with a larger project.

These surveys are done to help engineers and architects with their designs when a site is being developed. A "Topo" plan shows various features of the site, such as trees, curbs, ditches, buildings, fences, and underground services including gas lines, sewers, etc. as well as the elevations of these features and throughout the site.
For the:

  • Engineers
  • Planners
  • Municipal Authorities
  • Architects
  • Landscapers

 

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