Residential Services

Are you a current or future homeowner or residential land owner? From the survey you need when you buy a new house, to locating your property corners so that you can build that new fence, we can serve you. 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:



Improvement Location Certificate (ILC)

ILC's are for the benefit of mortgage companies and title insurance companies. The interested parties want to have some assurance that the improvements on the subject property do not encroach onto adjoining properties and likewise that neighboring improvements do not encroach onto the subject property.

Typical Uses:




  • Buying or Selling a house
  • Refinancing
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
  • Can be used for townhomes also
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
Condominium Map

A Condominium Map will locate your boundary lines by locating and restoring missing property corners. It will also show any easements of record and rights of way, as well as the location of all improvements (structures) within 5' of your property line, visible utilities, easements of record, and rights of way. In addition, the inside of each condo unit will be measured for sq.ft. and volume. The grounds of the property can also be deliniated into common or shared areas.


  • Buying or Selling a condo
  • Calculate the sq.ft. of each unit
  • Deliniate common or shared areas
  • 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
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)
Dispute Resolution

An Expert Witness provides testimony in a court of law based on his/her education, training, skill, or experience. In land surveying, an expert witness can be brought in to provide insight into boundary disputes, knowledge of surveying law, prescriptive rights, etc. His/her testimony can be relied upon as supporting evidence.


  • Boundary dispute with a neighbor
  • Land Surveyor may testify in court
  • Adverse possession
  • Do "detective work" or research, on your property
  • (A boundary survey and/or exhibit may be required)
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 a house
  • Building an addition
  • 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
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

Ready to request our residential services?
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