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Crosstown Surveyors, Inc. provides service to the following counties:
Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk & Sarasota.
All other counties contingent on time frame and scheduling.


 

 

 

American Land Title Association (ALTA)

ALTA/ACSM survey: a surveying standard jointly proposed by the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying & Mapping that incorporates elements of the boundary survey, mortgage survey, and topographic survey. ALTA/ACSM surveys, frequently shortened to ALTA surveys, are often required for real estate transactions.

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As-Built Surveys

As-Built Survey: a survey conducted at the completion of a construction project to verify, that the work authorized was completed to the specifications and details set on the Construction/Engineering Plans or Plot Plans . This usually involves a complete survey of the site at the end of the construction phase of the project to confirm that the structures, utilities, and roadways (proposed) were built in the proper locations authorized in the Construction/Engineering Plans or Plot Plans.

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Boundary Surveys

Boundary Surveys: "any line or thing making a limit, whereas Corpus Juris Secundum states that a boundary is a line or object indicating the limit or furthest extent of a tract of land or territory; a separating or dividing line between counties, states, districts of territory, or tracts of land." A boundary survey, also known as a land survey or property survey, is the process of determining land ownership typically witnessed by monuments or markers, such as, but not limited to, iron rods, pipes or concrete monuments in the ground as well as recorded information such as plats and deeds. NOTE: The willful destruction and or removal of above said monuments is illegal in the United States. These acts will always result in fining and rarely, but not never, in jail time.

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Construction Layout

Construction Layout: construction surveying consists of three basic objectives:

  1. providing layout stakes, both horizontal and vertical locations, that construction personnel can utilize to position structures and perform earthwork accurately and efficiently.
  2. ongoing layout, replacement of previous stakes, and periodic checks of the overall project as a project progresses toward completion to ensure that everything complies with the original design.
  3. providing a As-Built/Record drawing upon completion of the project to show the final location, dimensions, elevations and overall configuration of all structures, roadways, earthwork, etc. and any changes or modifications to the proposed Construction/Engineering Plans or Plot Plans. (see As-Built Survey)

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Drainage Letters

Drainage Letters: A sealed letter provided by a Licensed Surveyor defining the type (A, B or C Type) of drainage existing on a residential home based on measurements recorded in the field.

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Elevation Certificates

Elevation Certificates: A form used to certify building and land elevations to ensure compliance with community and Federal floodplain regulations, determine proper insurance rates. Elevation Certificates are also used in conjunction with Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letters of Map Revision (LOMR).  

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Horizontal & Vertical Control

Horizontal & Vertical Control: a known permanent or temporary marker(s) containing state plane coordinate data or gis information and/or vertical data,(NAVD 88/NGVD 29 Datum) in relation to the current project.

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Legal Descriptions

Legal Descriptions: the description of real estate used to identify a specific parcel of land used in real estate transactions. Legal descriptions can be found in any purchase document such as a mortgage or deed.

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Route Surveys

Route Surveys: a baseline survey first based in concept and later physically, consisting of station, offset and elevation used in determining route geometry for highways, railway, canals, tunnels, dams, transmission lines and pipelines.

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Sketches

Sketches: A graphic representation, specifically a detailed plan for the proposal or intention of constructing a structure, vacating a right-of-way, or the dedication of an easement for example.

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Topographic Surveys

Topographic Surveys: the three-dimensional location of pre-existing conditions of the earths surface identifying the location of artificial and natural features on the earth including permanent features such as, but not limited to, buildings, highways, lakes, ponds, trees and sewers.

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Plot Plans

Plot Plans: a preliminary plan showing the location of a proposed house, driveway, patio, finish floor elevation and drainage flow within the setback limits and guidelines for that community, as proposed by the county.

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House Layout

House Layout: the physical act of laying out a structure on a lot and providing an elevation for said structure in accordance with the approved plot plan

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Form Board Surveys

Form Board Surveys: a survey performed after the house layout and before the concrete is poured to ensure that the structure falls within its correct proposed location and elevation as well as not encroaching on any setback or easement lines.

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Foundation Tie-In

Foundation Tie-In: a survey performed after the concrete is poured to verify that there were no changes in the wood forms and that the structure still remains in its correct proposed location and elevation as well as not encroaching on any setback or easement lines.

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Final Boundary/Mortgage Survey

Final Boundary/Mortgage Survey: a survey recording any and all improvements, including but not limited to, building, pavement, fences, etc. as well as drainage and earthwork performed on said parcel of land, in accordance with the approved Construction/Engineering Plans or Plot Plans

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