Our experience is as diverse as our client base, from surveys in remote areas for private, public, and corporate forestlands to multi-layered urban development.
Our integrated team of professional land surveyors, with a diverse background in both the public and private sector, has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to deliver prompt, professional services for a wide variety of scenarios. No project is too big or too small!
Be empowered by knowing your property’s boundaries. This survey will reveal or verify your property lines and corners and will provide an updated legal description.
Certified Survey Maps (CSM)
CSMs allow for division, combination, or reconfiguration of four parcels of land or less which represent the exterior boundaries of the land surveyed. They are often required for the creation of lots or minor subdivisions, boundary line adjustments, or as required by the jurisdictional zoning ordinance.
Utility Sector Base Mapping and Route Surveys
These surveys are an essential step in the pre-construction process for pipelines, roadways, transmission lines, and other utility routes. Route surveys provide exhibit maps for the properties affected by the utility line or roadway corridor prior to construction and negotiations.
Topographic Surveys and Site Plans
This survey is usually performed in conjunction with another type of survey. Topographic surveys show specified elevations and contours. Natural features such as streams and lakes, and artificial features such as fences, buildings, and landscaping, can also be shown.
A subdivision plat is the creation of five or more parcels of land under 1.5 acres within a five-year period. This type of project involves a survey of the exterior boundary of the tract to be divided, as well as a design and layout of the interior lots.
Remonumenetation surveys are completed to re-establish, retrace, and perpetuate the U.S. Public Land Survey System (PLSS) monuments that were placed in an original survey to validate their precise location. These surveys require a significant amount of research and field work and are likely to affect lands in a widespread area.
This type of survey may be required to obtain a title policy. The American Land Title Association (ALTA) has unique specifications required for these surveys. They commonly require a higher amount of detail than any other type of survey as they show the boundary, title commitments, and improvements, both above ground and below.
ROW and Utility Easements
A right-of-way is the actual land area acquired for a specific purpose, such as a transmission line or roadway. An easement is a legal restriction on land use that allows the utility or public right of way to build and maintain the power line or roadway and allows the landowner to retain general ownership and control of the land.
FEMA Flood Plain Surveys (LOMAs)
This survey is used to determine structure elevations in relation to you area’s flood plain. You may be required by a lending agent or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to carry flood insurance. That requirement may be based on outdated mapping.
Conceptual Design and Development Consulting
Concept plans are an essential part of the initial planning and budgeting phase of any development project. Site planning generally begins by assessing a potential site for development and includes a feasibility analysis to prepare you for implementation.
Expert Witness Services
We are experienced in working with legal counsel, preparing and analyzing data, and providing written and oral testimony regarding our work and expertise.
Construction and Appraisal Staking
We can help with the layout of buildings and structures before and during construction. Appraisal staking assesses a site to provide an estimated value of the staked area.
Boundary Dispute Mitigation
We work with you when there are issues concerning the property boundaries of real estate parcels, usually neighboring properties, in relation to encroachments such as fences or buildings, improvements, landscaping, roadways, or trails.
Decades of Experience. A History of Results.
In 1957, Ed Steigerwaldt Sr. established a forestry and real estate consulting business with a goal of offering superior land management services. Over several decades that vision has been upheld and expanded by an exceptional staff of foresters, appraisers, GIS specialists, and real estate professionals with unsurpassed dedication to professional excellence and client satisfaction. While the business has grown and changed, our trademark hasn’t: Quality work fast, with honesty and integrity.