Service Tag: Design

Service Overview


  • Metro Atlanta House Staking
  • Road Staking: curb and gutter, sidewalk, curb cut and driveway apron.
  • Metro Atlanta Utility Staking: sewer manhole, drainage catch basin, headwall and culvert, rip-par
  • Detention pond
  • Metro Atlanta Property Line Staking: for fence installation, landscape project

After the Construction Siteplan in Metro Atlanta gets approved, builder is on the way to start the construction in the field. All the proposed elements such as house, driveway, decks, retaining walls must be installed exactly where they are indicated on the siteplan.

Mostly in town lots are not very wide and proposed buildings are to be located just within the building setbacks determined by the zoning regulations and in these cases all exterior corners of the structure must be staked on the ground with great accuracy. We as Atlanta Land Surveyors establish a coordinate network with horizontal and vertical controls from the beginning of the property and use it throughout the project to calculate and precisely determine exact location of corners of proposed structures where we place wooden stakes with the appropriate descriptions. (example: PL – property line, HC – house corner)

Atlanta House Staking is very important step in the construction process, that is where foundation of the building will be on your parcel of land within building setbacks. All other building finishing’s take place after foundation construction and we can not emphases enough – how important is to have foundation in the right place. You might ask us: “Who in the world would not follow guide lines and take risks?” Oh well, we have seen cases where builders would assume proposed location and lay out building in the entirely wrong place themselves and you probably image for yourself how expensive it is to remove the building and start all over again.

Suggestion – give construction staking project in Metro Atlanta to professionals to handle. Call Survey Land Express and we would be glad to provide Land Surveying Service that will move your project forwards smoothly.

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Boundary Survey for Large Acreage

Results clients get when they call Survey Land Express and order boundary survey:

In the field:

  • property corners are identified and marked with pink flagging for homeowners to see. Also it helps all other Atlanta Land Surveyors to find and identify property corners when they do land surveying work on the subject property or adjacent properties.
  • property line staking upon request

On the survey plat given to the client following items are shown:

  • property lines with bearing and distances
  • all the improvements including house, driveway, fences, walk ways, decks, patios, sheds
  • drainage pipes and sewer lines along with appropriate easements when they are located on the property or effect the property
  • encroachments (if exist)
  • boundary overlaps and gaps (if exist)
  • reference to deeds and plats that were used

The definition of the phrase is the actual physical extent of property ownership on the ground usually marked by iron rods, rebars, concrete monuments in the ground, rocks with chisel marks, tacks in trees, OTP – open top pipes, axles and others. Practicing Atlanta Boundary Surveys we typically see ½”rbr (steal rebars) or 1.0″ otp (open top pipes) as boundary markers at the corners.

A person or landowner can legally convey only the quality and quantity of interest to which he or she has title, and boundary survey plats show land dimensions and configurations. We at Survey Land Express suggest you to keep a copy of a boundary survey plat in your folder at all times, from the day you receive the title of the real property to the day you pass title to somebody else.

Educational Resource
Definition according to Black’s Law Dictionary, Eight Edition, written by Bryan A. Garner, Editor in Chief

The limit of a landholding, usually described by linear measurements of the borders, by points of the compass, or by stationary markers.

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