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Land surveys are a crucial part of expansion and building projects. Without a detailed survey, builders and contractors can’t move forward. Tucker Engineering, LLC has been working one-on-one with clients in the Pell City, Alabama region since 2004, to provide them with precise and detailed land surveys. Pell City is a family-friendly city located in St. Clair County. It’s the county seat, along with Ashville. Pell City is enriched with historical landmarks, parks, and covered bridges. Nearby Waldo Covered Bridge, which is also known as Riddle’s Mill Bridge, was built in the mid-1850s as an access road to nearby gold mines. The bridge is 115-foot-long and it spans Talladega Creek. Many people visit the bridge for photo opportunities or to enjoy a picnic. Logan Martin Lake offers visitors and residents 275 miles of shoreline that borders two counties, St. Clair and Talladega. The lake is located on the Coosa River chain and spans approximately 17,000 acres. The lake offers fishing, wakeboarding, boating, picnic areas, camping, and plenty of other outdoor activities the entire family will enjoy. We proudly serve clients in the Pell City, Alabama region with land surveying services such as civil site plans, boundary and topographic surveys, storm water and access permit services, subdivision design, and more.
PELL CITY, ALABAMA LAND SURVEYOR
Tucker Engineering provides personalized civil engineering services to clients in the Pell City, Alabama region. We are licensed with the Alabama Board of Engineers & Land Surveyors and have over 16 years’ experience working one-on-one with clients to meet their land surveying needs. Land surveying is a vital part of land development and ensures new developments and buildings are safely meeting all codes and regulations and staying within property boundaries.
WHAT IS SURVEYING?
Surveying is the science of accurately determining points within terrain and the relative position of various features both on the land and underground, and determining the distances and angles between each point. Our experienced land surveyors conduct a comprehensive inspection of the land and gather important information by performing in-depth studies including taking measurements, researching legal documents, analyzing historical documents, conducting data analysis, making observations, filling out questionnaires, establishing property boundaries, and examining building plans.
Our Pell City land surveyors are experienced and expertly trained. They utilize complex skills such as engineering, geometry, physics, mathematics, and science to achieve their objective. By determining the relative position of points both above ground and underground, and researching legal and historical records, we help builders and contractors rest easy knowing the land is safe, they’re within their rights when it comes to property lines and ownership, and their project can successfully move forward.
TYPES OF SURVEYING
There are many types of surveying and which type is necessary is dependent on a number of factors such as what type of project is being planned for a plot of land, whether there’s bodies of water on the land, and the history of the land. Some examples of different types of surveying include:
- Land Survey – A detailed drawing that outlines precise property boundaries and the property’s dimensions. A land survey will also include other buildings on the property and areas that may need improvements prior to starting a new project.
- Property Boundary Survey- Defines the perimeters of the property being surveyed. A property boundary survey establishes original property lines and retraces lines and corners of previously established property lines. A property boundary survey is based on boundary law principals combined with evidence gathered and studied during the survey. It may include divided property, fixed improvements, platting, and further descriptions of the property in question.
- Record Survey/As-Built Survey- A record survey is performed to obtain horizontal and/or vertical data to locate constructed improvements
- Control Survey- A survey that provides horizontal and/or vertical data to support subordinate surveying or mapping for construction projects.
- Geodetic Survey- A geodetic survey recognizes the points and areas of a piece of property while considering the earth’s curvature.
- Topographic Survey- A topographic survey is a survey of both man-made and natural features of a piece of property. Remote sensing and ground measurements help surveyors determine both horizontal and special relations.
- Right-of-Way and Easement Survey- A survey that’s conducted to determine specific rights into a property for both public and private purposes.
- Hydrographic Survey- A hydrographic survey determines whether there’s water on a piece of property. The data conducted helps determine how many bodies of water are on the land, the depth of water, the direction of the water, the force of the current of the water, the configuration of the bottom of a body of water, water stages, and fixed objects within water for both survey and navigational purposes.
- Flood Surveys- A flood elevation certificate helps determine whether a piece of property is susceptible to flooding based on whether it’s found within a flood zone, how near it is to a lake, river or other body of water, and the property’s elevation levels.
- Subdivision Map or Plat- A subdivision map or plat is a drawing that depicts new property that’s being developed under the laws of the State of Alabama. The new land is required to be surveyed in accordance with Alabama Law, Rule 1.03. See Alabama Code Section Sections 35-2-50 & 35-2-51 for more information.
PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS
Our expert land surveyors have years of experience working one-on-one with clients on complex and detailed land surveys. Our surveyors are fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and understand that accuracy is of utmost importance to every project. Tucker Engineering surveyors are licensed with AL Board of Engineers & Land Surveyors and Civil Engineering & Land Surveying in the state of Alabama.
Surveying determines the relative positions of objects or varying points on the earth’s surface. A “point” may be any physical object such as a ditch, storm drain, road, culvert or property corner. Distances and varying directions determine the horizontal positions of each point. Vertical points are determined by differences in elevation of the land. Whether your project requires a simple boundary survey to define your property line, a topographic survey to detail the terrain, or a flood survey for insurance purposes, you can count on Tucker Engineering to provide you with precise data.
ELEVATION CERTIFICATE IN PELL CITY, ALABAMA
Most insurance companies require an elevation certificate to determine flood insurance premiums. An elevation certificate documents important features of your property, including whether it’s located within a flood zone, its precise location, building attributes and the elevation of a building’s lowest floor.
BASE FLOOD ELEVATION
We can determine your base flood elevation, which is a computed elevation based on how floodwater is predicted to rise during a flood. Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) are shown on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). A BFE is a regulatory requirement for the elevation or floodproofing of structures.
FEMA FLOOD MAPS
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an official source for flood hazard maps. According to its website, FEMA works to identify flood hazards, assess flood risks and partner with states and communities to provide accurate flood hazard and risk data. Flood hazard mapping is a key part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It helps establish NFIP regulations and flood insurance requirements.
PELL CITY, ALABAMA ELEVATION CERTIFICATE
If you’re in the Pell City, Alabama region and in need of an elevation certificate to determine if you’re within a flood zone, or if you’ve been told you need flood insurance, call our flood elevation certificate surveyors at (256) 320-4202 or request a quote. A flood elevation survey by a licensed land surveyor is required to complete an elevation certificate – we can help.
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Tucker Engineering, LLC
Rainbow City, AL 35906