Types of Surveys defined:
ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys: ALTA Surveys are performed according to the requirements set forth in the "2011 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Tilte Surveys" as adopted by the American Land Title Association and the National Society of Professional Surveyors and has an optional item list that can be filled out by the client for additional items that may be appurtenant to the survey they are requesting.
Commercial Land Surveys: These surveys almost always require a ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey as described above. If the lender does not require an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey then a special Surveyor's Certificate is usually required that includes most or more than the requirements included in the ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey along with all improvements, boundary and easements.
Residential Mortgage Surveys: A Residential Survey used for refinancing or for the transfer of property includes the location of all improvements on the property in relation to the boundary and (easements, per recorded plat) affecting the subject property.
Construction Asbuilt Surveys: Construction Asbuilt Surveys are used to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Approval for a site that has just recently been constructed and normally includes the measured horizontal and vertical location of the new improvements to compare with the Design Plans utilized to build the new improvements.
Flood Zone Correction/Removal: Flood Zone Correction/Removal is the process of obtaining detailed information on the subject property or structure to utilize in the application that we present to FEMA for a Letter of Map Amendment or Revision removing or correcting an existing flood zone. This benefits the property owner by increasing their real estate value by removing them from a Special Flood Hazard Area and also eliminates the Mandatory Purchase Requirement for Flood Insurance. If Flood Insurance is still desired, the premium is reduced. This information is provided on FEMA approved Forms. See www.floodtip.com for more information.
Elevation Certificates: Elevation Certificates are a form provided by FEMA that are used to rate flood insurance premiums where the home or structure lies within a Special Flood Hazard Area. They also provide the information needed to determine if the structure meets the criteria to be removed from the Special Flood Hazard Area by way of "Letter of Map Amendment" or "Letter of Map Revision-Fill". See www.floodtip.com for more information.
Flood Insurance Rate Consulting: Consulting services are provided by reviewing the declaration page made by the insurance company for the flood insurance that you have purchased. We review the declaration page along with all appurtenant forms, technical data, and maps related to the subject structure to determine if the structure was properly rated or may be eligible for a premium reduction. We also determine if the structure is eligible to be removed from the Special Flood Hazard Area. See www.floodtip.com for more information.
Design Surveys: Design Surveys are made for the purpose of showing existing conditions on a subject property and to present these conditions to a Civil Engineer for future design. These conditions include but are not limited to the following: Property Boundaries, Easements provided by a Title Search, Topography, existing improvements, Utilities, ect.