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·         Title Insurance Surveys

o   Lenders or title insurance companies often require a survey to mark the boundaries of the property. A survey is a drawing of the property showing the perimeter boundaries and marking the location of the house and other improvements.

·         Commercial ALTA

o    An ALTA survey is a boundary survey prepared to a set of minimum standards that have been jointly prepared and adopted by the ALTA/ACSM. Additionally, an ALTA survey shows improvements, easements, rights-of-way, and other elements impacting the ownership of land. An ALTA Survey is often prepared for commercial properties, as it will provide the title company with the information required to insure the title to the land and improvements to the high degree that a commercial development may require.

·         Residential Lot Surveying

o    A residential lot or mortgage survey is done to determine the location of your property lines and improvements (buildings, driveways, fences, etc.) Normally a survey drawing is included that may be used for a mortgage closing or for your records. A “lot” in this case is assumed to be part of a larger subdivision where multiple lots have been developed at one time and a plat has been recorded in the local courthouse. A lot is typically under an acre in size.

·         Elevation Certificates

o    The Elevation Certificate is an important administrative tool of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It is to be used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate, and to support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter of Map Revision based on fill (LOMR-F). The Elevation Certificate is required in order to properly rate post-FIRM buildings.

·         Boundary & Acreage Surveys

o    This service is the top of the line for residential surveys. Eight hours or more of research and analysis are often needed to determine the record boundaries of your land. A field survey is then performed to look for and map any evidence we find that would help determine your legal boundaries. Orange flagging may be hung near that evidence, but the flags are not necessarily on your boundary.

·         As-built/Improvement Surveys

o    When a minor utility or right-of-way project is permitted on State-owned land, an as-built survey of the constructed improvements is generally required. Minor projects, such as local access roads, trails, dikes, outfall lines and utilities, can be surveyed under the As-Built/Improvement Survey.

Field Data Services, Inc.
Corporate Office:  21414 Julie Marie Ln. Suite 1601 | Katy, Texas 77449
Corporate Officel: (281) 793-5192