Commercial Services

Are you planning a commercial project? We can help you through the entire process. From determining the boundaries of your property, annexation, subdividing, designing the site, stake-out and more. The list below can help give you an idea of what kind of service you may need for your project.

This list may not be inclusive. You may have other projects you'd like to do that are not listed here. See our full list of services.

The easiest way to get information about what you will need for your project is to speak to a professional land surveyor by giving us a call at (303) 443-7001 to get a free estimate.

Type of Service:



ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey (ALTA)

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 of record, 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. In addition to the minimum standards set forth, an table of optional elements is included in the ALTA/ACSM standards. A careful review of the elements from the optional "Table A" is helpful in delineating a clear scope of the land surveyor's services.

Typical Uses:




  • Buying or selling commercial property
  • Clearly identify your property corners
  • Identify any improvements that encroach
  • Identify any easements of record
  • Identify any others parties who may have rights
  • Calculate the sq.ft./acreage for tax purposes
Geographic Information Systems

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system for managing spatial data and associated attributes. In the strictest sense, it is a computer system capable of integrating, storing, editing, analyzing, and displaying geographically-referenced information. In a more generic sense, GIS is a "smart map" tool that allow users to create interactive queries (user-created searches), analyze the spatial information, and edit data.


  • View, edit, and analyze survey data
  • Store data in a centralized environment
  • Collect and transfer feature data directly from the field into the geodatabase
  • Subdivisions, Zoning and land use, Addresses and transportation networks, Hydrology design, Facility locations
  • Cadastral mapping, Surveying, Contouring, Traverse adjustments, Stakeout, Road design, Earthwork, Site design, Drafting
Annexation Map

An annexation is the incorporation of land into another civil body. The map will show the boundary of the property. The portion of land that runs contiguous with the city limits, will be deliniated. A minimum of 1/6 of the total perimeter of the property must be contiguous.


  • Incorporate an area of land into city limits
Subdivision Plat

A parcel of land that is divided into lots, blocks and outlots. They will also show easements of record. Sometimes subdivision plats will also create rights-of-way, easements or alleys.


  • Divides land to create a new subdivision
  • Adjust lot lines of an already existing subdivision
  • Eliminate or join lot lines
Improvement Survey Plat (ISP)

An ISP will locate your boundary lines by locating and restoring missing property corners. It also shows the location of all improvements (structures) within 5' of your property line, visible utilities, easements of record, and rights of way.


  • Installing a fence or wall
  • Building any structure
  • Clearly identify your property corners
  • Identify any improvements that encroach
  • Identify any easements of record
  • Identify any others parties who may have rights
  • Calculate the sq.ft./acreage for tax purposes
Land Survey Plat (LSP)

An LSP will locate your boundary lines by locating and restoring missing property corners. It will also show any easements of record and rights of way. It will not show any improvements on your property (i.e. your house, driveway, sidewalk, utilities, etc).


  • Clearly identify your property corners
  • Identify any improvements that encroach
  • Identify any easements of record
  • Identify any others parties who may have rights
  • Calculate the sq.ft./acreage for tax purposes
Engineering

Civil Design, Community Development, Project Management, Construction Inspection, Public Process and Site Investigation are all elements of our engineering services.


  • Evaluate site features (topography, irrigation, drainage)
  • Obtain studies (Environmental impact, soils, traffic, drainage, wetland and wildlife)
  • Subdivision design & layout
  • Building a road
  • Installing utility lines
  • Construction cost estimates
  • Inspection
Topographic Exhibit

Topo's will show you the terrain of your property, as deliniated by contour lines. It will also show the location of all improvements (structures) within 5' of your approximate property line and visible utilities.


  • Identify the character of the terrain
  • Identify an elevation
  • Building any structure
  • Grading your property
  • Volume calculations (cut and fill)
  • Drainage analysis
  • FEMA elevation certificate
  • Subdivision plat (in some cases)
Building & Improvement Layout

During construction of a building (or other improvement), the corners are "staked out" on the ground so the construction worker knows the location of the building and can begin pouring the foundation.


  • Building construction
  • Constructing improvements
Parcel, Easement & Vacation Descriptions

Parcel descriptions are used to describe the land within a deed that has not been subdivided. Easement descriptions are used as an attachment to an Easement Agreement document which creates an easement over a portion of land. Vacation descriptions are used as an attachment to a Vacation document for the transfer of unnecessary rights-of-way and other public areas to adjoining properties.


  • Describe the boundaries of your property
  • Create or edit an easement
  • Vacate an area of land
Plan & Profile

A plan and profile drawing of a corridor (a linear structure, such as a roadway, pipeline or runway) is to be constructed. The plan view may include topography, structures, utilities, or other features which could impact a proposed design. The profile view is a representation of the vertical features, both at ground level and underground.


  • Delineate a corridor in which a linear structure, such as a roadway, pipeline or runway is to be constructed
  • A part of a set of construction documents
Elevation & Grading Certificates, Height Verification, LOMA Application, Setback Verification Letter

These certificates and letters can amend flood maps or verify the compliance with local codes with you city or county office.


  • Elevation certificate: for FEMA flood purposes
  • Grading certificate: to shown the direction of which the lot is graded
  • Height verification: to confirm compliance with local codes
  • LOMA: to amend a Flood Insurance Rate Map
  • Setback Verification: to verify the setback from a structure to a published setback
LIDAR High-Definition Surveying

LIDAR stands for "Light, Imaging, Detection and Ranging system". It is a three-dimensional laser scan that provides high definition surveying for architectural, as-built, and engineering surveys. Each pixel that is scanned is assigned an x,y,z coordinate that allows for accurate 3D mapping of the object being scanned.


  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Residential
  • High accuracy
  • Fast and detailed

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