Construction Surveys

Construction Surveys

A Construction stakeout is a layout of alignment and grades for the construction of roads, curbs, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, waterlines, storm water management facilities, buildings, pipelines,

Construction Stakeout - HowellKline Surveyingpower lines and other improvements to the land. We work closely with the client and site improvements contractor, providing quick response time to your construction stakeout needs, thus ensuring smooth work flow with no delays.

For further information or to obtain a quote for a Construction Stakeout please call 610-918-9004.

ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys

ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys

If you are purchasing title insurance, often a land title survey is required. This is usually a boundary retracement survey with additional surveying to meet the specific needs required by title insurance companies.

The map of such a survey must show particular information in detail and exactness of matters discoverable from survey and inspection, and not necessarily evidenced by public records. Unrecorded easements, access roads to other properties, physical encroachments of buildings and other visible adverse uses of the property by other parties are examples of matters of particular concern for a land title survey.

An ALTA Survey is a land survey developed by a partnership of the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). The ALTA standards are a nationwide uniform set of minimum standards. They are used by land companies when dealing with valuable commercial properties, and provide information to lenders, corporations and title companies.

A current title commitment must be acquired before an ALTA Survey can be finished Howell Kline will refer to the title commitment for the legal description of the property and for the legal description of any exceptions. Areas of ownership, improvements and exceptions will be shown graphically. If we discover any encroachments, we will show them graphically, and add a note to the plan indicating the nature of the encroachment.

For further information or to obtain a quote for an ALTA Survey please call 610-918-9004.

Boundary / Property Line Surveys

Boundary and Property Line Surveys

A boundary survey locates, describes, and maps the property lines of a parcel of land described in a deed. It will also indicate the extent of any easements or encroachments and may show the limitations imposed on the property by state or local regulations. A boundary survey may be an original survey or a retracement survey.

An original survey is a subdivision of land into smaller tracts, such as the original warrant surveys for subdividing the lands of William Penn. Any subdivision of an existing tract of land is also an original survey and the performance of such as a survey is dictated by the client's needs, site considerations, state laws and local ordinances governing subdivisions. However, before a tract of land can be subdivided, its corners and boundaries must be established by a retracement survey.

A retracement survey is a boundary survey, which re-establishes the corners and boundary lines of a parcel of land previously surveyed. This involves a thorough research of both public and private records to arrive at a proper description of the property. Often the surveyor must include a historical analysis of property configurations in the general area. Such research may involve public records in other county courthouses or even research of the original warrant tracts maintained by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Division of Land Records, at Harrisburg. Angular and linear measurements locating existing property corners and other evidence of ownership are then correlated with this title research.

Howell Kline Surveying thoroughly researches the historical records relating to the land and often all lands surrounding it. The field work begins after the research and involves establishing a control network of known points, which are then used to locate any existing monuments points are used to search for and locate existing monuments and other evidence of the boundaries. Once all of this is completed the surveyors will compile all the information in order to reach their final conclusion. The survey crew will then return to the site and set the final monuments. After all this, the surveyor will draft a plan, prepare a legal description and write a report.

For further information or to obtain a quote for a Boundary Survey please call 610-918-9004.

Topographic Surveys

Topographic Surveys

A Topographic Survey locates the elevations and contours of the land and location of features natural and manmade, such as streams, buildings, quarries, fences, roads, woodlands, etc.

This type of survey is usually needed when you are planning an addition or installing a pool.

To find out more information or obtain a quote for topographic survey services please call 610-918-9004.