We cover every aspect of land surveying for your site development needs. From ALTAs to As-Builts, Physicals, Boundaries, and Topographic Surveys – we do it all. Since our modest beginning as a land surveying company over fifty years ago, there are few places we haven’t already been, and our Land Surveyors and crews are highly skilled in every project type and survey need.
Each of our surveying teams is equipped with electronic total stations and data collectors with the capability of performing surveys in both English and Metric measurements. We also house a complete Z-SuperStation GPS system that includes a base station, rover station with a Husky FS/2 data controller, radio data link for RTK surveying and office software for processing data and planning survey projects.
ALTA / ACSM Land Title surveys
An ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey (“ALTA Survey”) is a comprehensive boundary survey in which various issues are addressed that may be of concern to lenders, title companies and home owners. ALTA Surveys may show easements that may burden or benefit the property, possible encroachments across boundary lines or easements, access to a public street or lack thereof, zoning of the property along with setback requirements, as well as flood zones that may affect the property or location of any water boundaries of the property.
WPL performs over two-hundred physical surveys per year for real estate transactions. In addition, WPL performs ALTA Land Title Surveys for a wide range of clientele.
Topographic surveys are used to identify and map the contours of existing ground surfaces and features including trees, buildings, streets, utility poles, manholes, walkways, etc. This type of survey acts as a base map for the design of a residence, building, or an open space to show perimeter boundary lines and the lines of easements on or crossing the property being surveyed in order to accurately show zoning.
WPL performs topographic surveys of all sizes on properties ranging from larger tracts for schools and subdivision development to single residential lots. These surveys are performed to support our engineers and land planners as well as other engineering and architectural firms.
WPL has performed many volumetric surveys for private residential and commercial development to determine the amount of material which has been removed from a project site or to determine the quantity of stockpiled material.
Horizontal & Vertical Control Surveys
All of our surveys, with the exception of a residential physical survey, begin with a horizontal and vertical control survey. Our field crews run a traverse network around the project site recording angles and distances by both electronic means and manual field notes. Elevations are then transferred through the traverse points. This data is then downloaded at the office where it is checked and balanced prior to any further field data collection.
A survey Plat is a map drawn to scale showing the divisions of a piece (or parcel) of land. WPL prepares many types of plats including property line vacation, residential subdivision, and easement and acquisition plats.