• Commercial Topographic Survey
In many cases, commercial property development requires a detailed survey of the existing physical features on property, both natural and man-made. With many years of experience, Trinity surveyors provides detailed, accurate commercial topographic surveys that not only meet the requirements of local zoning authorities, but also provide a clearer understanding of how the land should be developed.

When do you need a commercial topographic survey?

A topographic survey is typically conducted for commercial properties for any of the following reasons:

To identify optimal sites for building on the land
To identify water runoff patterns on the land and create drainage or grading solutions to divert drainage away from structures
To resolve current standing water issues without creating new ones
For optimal planning of additional infrastructure like roads, electrical and plumbing
To evaluate possible effects of development on the landscape
As a requirement for obtaining permits by local zoning authorities

What to expect with a commercial topographic survey

Unlike a boundary survey which marks corners and property lines, a topographic survey details the various elevations and physical features of the property. Trinity surveyors will conduct a thorough on-site analysis of your land to identify and note these features. The resulting topographical map will identify elevations drawn as contour lines showing the relative heights of the ground throughout the property (for this reason, this is often referred to as a “contour survey”). Additionally, the map will mark all physical and man-made features on-property, including trees, hills, pathways, roads, streams, poles, manholes, and so on.

Whether or not your local jurisdiction requires it, a commercial topographic survey provides data that is absolutely essential to planning smart commercial improvements and developments of the land that won’t cause more problems later on. For more information, contact us today.

• Residential Topographic Survey
For a deeper understanding of the various physical features on your property, Trinity surveyors can provide an accurate and detailed topographic survey of your land. Sometimes called a “contour” survey, this type of survey is used to determine the elevations throughout a piece of property—that is, taking into account not only the horizontal boundaries of your land, but also the vertical features, both natural and man-made (e.g., trees, hills, ravines, poles, walkways, streams, etc.). A topographic survey can serve a number of vital purposes, but especially if you are planning improvements on your land that could affect the landscape.

When do you need a residential topographic survey?

You should have a topographic survey conducted in any of the following instances:

If you’re planning a landscaping project that could affect natural drainage or other factors
To identify potential building sites
To resolve existing drainage or standing water issues on your land without creating new ones
If you’re planning to install any other drainage or grading features on your land
As a requirement by local zoning authorities for permits and improvements

What to expect with a residential topographic survey

Trinity Surveyors will send a surveyor to your property to locate the physical features that exist on site, including natural features such as trees and streams, and man-made features like buildings, roads, manholes, etc. The resulting plans will include all these details, as well as vertical information with the relative heights of the ground and other identified features.

Before embarking on any major construction or landscaping project (especially on unimproved land), a topographic survey provides essential data which can help prevent complications further down the road. For more information, contact us today.

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