Our Surveying Services:

Property Boundary Survey (Staked Survey)

Property boundary surveys can only be provided by a Professional Surveyor licensed by the state.  A boundary survey involves the following:

 

  • Researching the deeds of the property and of each neighboring property.

  • Field survey finding and "flagging" the boundary corner markers of the property. Finding the boundary corner markers of the neighboring properties and checking for deed gaps or overlaps.

  • Preparing a detailed drawing of the properties showing any encroachments on it.

  • Preparing a detailed report analyzing any issues the Land Surveyor found during the survey.

  • Must be signed and stamped by a Professional Surveyor

 

It is strongly recommended to get a boundary survey of any property before purchasing it.

ALTA Land Survey

American Land Title Association

 

An ALTA Land Survey is a very in-depth boundary survey that is typically done on commercial properties.  This type of commercial land survey requires much more research and fieldwork than a standard boundary survey.

Surveyor's Location Report (Improvement Surveys, Mortgage Surveys)

A Surveyor's Location Report is an inspection of a property to identify the improvements that have been built on it and to check for possible encroachments. A basic drawing of the property is provided.  These reports are designed to be used by banks and title companies to identify common problems, but are not boundary surveys and the property corners are not marked.  These reports are often mistaken for boundary surveys by land owners.

 

Elevation Certificate & Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA).  

 

Note: if you are required to pay for Flood Insurance by your mortgage holder, an Elevation Certificate or LOMA might reduce your premium or eliminate the requirement for Flood Insurance altogether.  This could possibly save you thousands of dollars.  Give us a call for more information.

An Elevation Certificate is an elevation survey of a house, garage, or similar structure.  It involves the following:

  • Researching the presence of floodplains near the building on FEMA Flood maps.

  • Determining the elevation of the 100 year flood per FEMA Flood maps (or from other sources if FEMA does not publish the elevations).  The 100 year flood is a theoretic flood event calculated by hydraulic engineers and used to estimate the flood risk of an area.

  • Field survey of the elevations of the building's floors, basement/crawlspace, garage, and the ground nearby.

  • Filling out an Elevation Certificate form (provided by FEMA) that reports the surveyors findings.

  • Must be signed and stamped by a Professional Surveyor

 

Site Surveys for Construction

We provide land survey support to for many types of construction projects including:

  • Site Plans and Plot Plans

  • Topographic Surveys

  • Construction staking

  • On-site Benchmarks

ACRES Surveying and Mapping, LLC

Protect your land. Know your boundaries.

 

La Porte, IN

PO Box 796

La Porte, IN 46352

219-877-8711

acreslandsurveying@gmail.com

 

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Mishawaka, IN

5776 Grape Rd. #252

Mishawaka, IN 46545

574-621-3053

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Valparaiso, IN

1101 Cumberland Crossing #110

Valparaiso, IN 46383

219-654-2509

acreslandsurveying@gmail.com