A site planning survey is a survey that includes a combination of a boundary survey and a topographic survey that is used for the preparation of a site plan and/or other documents which will depict proposed improvements to a parcel of land.
Site plan surveys are most often requested to obtain building permits for property improvements including additions and independent dwelling units.
If your property is on a flood plain, then a civil engineer may need the site plan to develop a strategy for grading the land.
A site plan survey can also help ensure that the building or addition is being built correctly. In short, anytime you are planning for some sort of improvement that interacts with the land, from add-ons to driveways to below-ground pools, a site plan survey is a good idea, even if your local authorities do not require it.
TKM Land Surveyors LP can help you locate and document the boundary lines and all major property elements to ensure accuracy for your building plans. Working closely with property owners, builders, architects, landscape architects and realtors, TKM Land Surveyors LP helps create a site plan that satisfies the property owners while conforming to the City requirements.