Chapel Hill Land Surveyor

Boundary Zone is here to serve all Chapel Hill, NC residents and businesses for all of their land surveying needs. We provide every type of land survey for both residential and commercial.

  • Alcohol Surveys
  • Topographic Surveys
  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys
  • Residential Site Plans
  • Construction Staking Surveys
  • As-Built Surveys
  • Permitting and Research
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Landscape Architecture
  • FEMA Elevation Certificates

The use of the latest technology when carrying out our surveys helps to ensure accuracy and timely records. Our team of experienced and expertly trained land surveyors have been at this for a long time, so there is no job they cannot handle.

Alcohol Surveys in Chapel Hill, NC

In order to get an alcohol license, the majority of counties and even cities require a surveyor to come out to a business and conduct an alcohol survey. These surveys are done to ensure that the business that intends to sell alcohol is doing so in accordance with all applicable local laws.

ALTA Land Title Survey

In order to issue a title or mortgage insurance, Title Companies or Lenders must receive an American Land Title Association (ALTA) title survey. An ALTA survey has to meet the requirements put forth by the ALTA and American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM).

ALTA surveys show:

  • Boundary lines
  • Height of building(s)
  • Identification of access rights to all utilities
  • Location of main building and ancillary buildings
  • Overall square footage
  • Underground utility locations

As-Built Surveys

As-built surveys record site conditions after the completion of a construction project, and they allow owners to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy. The survey will show all the new improvements on the property. It will also verify that the location and elevation of completed works are in line with the governing jurisdiction and approved plan.

Boundary Surveys

Boundary surveys are what we are most known for. They are done to gather data so that a scale drawing can be performed and they are typically required when a homeowner wants to open a mortgage. Oftentimes called plats, these drawings illustrate property lines, distance along these lines, bearings, and complete acreage. The plat also shows any improvements or encroachments made to the property. Property corners will also be flagged and any missing pins will be reset.

Construction Staking Surveys

Construction staking surveys are done to mark where proposed features are to be built. This is done to ensure that all proposed features are accounted for and that their locations match the construction plans. The locations of these features are taken directly from the construction plans.

FEMA Elevation Certificates

A Flood Elevation Certificate is a document used to provide data to help properly rate properties for flood insurance. It uses collected data from the field and cross-examines it with the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) to determine the insurance rate or if flood insurance is required at all. Factors include:

  • the property location on the FIRM
  • the elevation of the house
  • adjacent ground level

Chapel Hill Landscape Architecture

Our Chapel Hill, NC land surveyors can help make your residential or commercial landscape look fantastic. Landscape architects work with civil engineers and contractors to get your property looking the way you want.

Permits and Research

  • Building Permits
  • Variance Applications
  • Certificates of Occupancy
  • Lot Division
  • Lot Consolidation

Residential Site Plan Surveys

A residential site plan survey is done when a homeowner is looking to obtain a building permit for either a small addition or an entire house. The site plan shows existing structures as well as:

  • Proposed improvements
  • Grading, topography
  • Tree locations
  • Fencing
  • Lot coverage calculations

These plans are required to be in conformity with the local laws, but we’ll do everything we can to create a plan that fulfills your building wishes.

Topographic Survey

Topographic surveys are done to determine the elevation of an entire piece of property. It takes note of all the natural and artificial physical features on the site and gives vertical information with the relative heights of the ground and other identified features.

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