Boundaries - Boundary surveys are the location of property corners and property lines. Before any work is done to or on a piece of land, if there is any question where the property lines are, a surveyor should be consulted. A surveyor is the only person the legal system recognizes as being able to locate the property corners.

Parcel Splits - Sometimes a large piece of land is split into smaller parts to be sold or given to family members. The surveyor is knowledgeable of the local requirements whether a one or two parcel split or the creation of a subdivision.

Topographical - Engineers to design buildings, other improvements and determine water removal from the parcel usually use a topographical survey. However, homeowners can use topographical surveys.

Construction Staking - Construction staking ranges from a small garage to large factory buildings. It is often used in conjunction with a boundary survey to layout a building staying within zoning regulations.

ALTA/ASTM - ALTA surveys are large scale mortgage surveys. The amount of money involved in the purchase of strip malls and other business facilities requires a more detailed survey.

Mortgage - Mortgage surveys are usually requested by title companies or lending institutions to make sure that what they are insuring or lending money for is there and that there is no conflicts with neighbors.

Flood Certification - Some houses and buildings are built near streams and rivers causing insurance companies to require flood insurance. A flood certification determines if a building is within a flood zone.

Legal Description - The legal description of a piece of land has to be approved by county officers. Occasionally a description is determined to be insufficient to describe the location of a parcel and new description is required. To write a new legal description a boundary survey is required.