Grand Rapids - Land Surveys
Survey Types & Descriptions
Jonker Land Surveys is experienced in several different types of surveys. If you have questions about which type of survey you need, please call us at (616) 878-1607 or request a free estimate online.
A.L.T.A. (American Land Title Association) Survey
This is an American Land Title Assocation survey.
The boundary survey is used to mark the location of property corners with stakes, with or without a house, buildings or improvements located, sketch drawn. If easements need to be shown, a copy of current title work with copies of the easements must be provided to the surveyor.
Surveying a new tower site or for co-locating on an existing tower, prepare site plan, legal descriptions, C-2 certifications, and other items as requested by the client. Geodetic coordinates and elevations are also measured.
Small road and residential, commercial site stakeout for developers & contractors.
Taking elevations at the property, preparing a drawing, site plan, etc., as client requests.
Determine elevations at site in relation to a government benchmark. Will receive a FEMA elevation certificate or a LOMA application if the elevations at the site justify it.
Locating the concrete walls after they are poured to obtain backfill permits for the builder/township/city – not needed everywhere – depends on local municipality, sketch drawn.
Establishing control points on the ground in conjunction with aerial mapping firms to produce topographical maps on larger sites.
Land Splits (Land Divisions)
Splitting a larger parcel into smaller parcels. Staking the boundaries of the split parcel(s) and the parent parcel if required. Creating a drawing and legal descriptions for the land divisions. If easements need to be shown, a copy of current title work with copies of the easements must be provided to the surveyor.
Writing new descriptions for parcels/easements as requested by the client. May include a new sketch for description purposes only (optional). Some fieldwork may be needed to generate these.
Mortgage Reports / Inspections
Approximate location of house and buildings, showing visible improvements with NO stakes on property corners and sketch drawn. If easements need to be shown, a copy of current title work with copies of the easements must be provided to the surveyor. Usually needed for the purposes of obtaining a mortgage.
Converting a parcel of land into a Site Condominium development, Setting monuments at the outer boundary of the Condo, setting irons at the parcel corners and preparing supporting documents for recording at the county.
A drawing showing a proposed house/building for township/city review. Drawing created per client’s and governing agency’s specifications. Fieldwork may be required.
Stakeout House / Building
Stakeout of proposed house/building on property per client, sketch drawn.
Subdivisions / Plats
Converting a parcel of land through the development process into a Subdivision, Plat, or Condo. setting monuments at the outer boundary of the Subdivision/Plat, setting irons at the parcel corners and preparing supporting documents for recording at the state/county.
Involves taking elevations over the property, location of improvements and utilities as listed by the client, sketch drawn with contours.