PLS Group, Inc. utilizes all of our surveying and mapping knowledge along with our modern technology resources to provide the
most complete ready-to-use product for our clients, colleagues and associates within Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Georgia.
PLS uses cutting edge surveying equipment and technology to provide the highest quality professional surveying, mapping and
solutions for all your land management or development project needs. Our professional surveying, mapping and solutions
capabilities include but are not limited to the services listed.
Typically used to determine the location of pre-existing property lines. These boundary lines have been pre-determined and are publicly documented. In some cases, a boundary survey is used to establish new boundary lines for the creation of original surveys. The initial step in a boundary survey involves researching and obtaining all the appropriate property records. PLS Group has the experience and knowledge to easily and legally obtain all necessary documents for our clients' projects.
Prior to the initiation of a construction project, it is important to properly locate all “markers” or reference points of pre-existing structures within a to-be-developed land area, such as roadways, existing buildings, etc. By clearly identifying the pre-existing structures and new construction boundaries, project planning and execution are made more efficient by helping to eliminate the need for project “re-work” due to project size and placement errors.
ALTA (American Land Title Association) Surveys can be more complex and utilize multiple surveying types and techniques for the final product. These type surveys are typically needed for commercial property projects and often utilized to obtain a land title and/or insurance. ALTA Surveys clearly map property boundaries, easements, existing and ongoing structures, land elevations, etc. and provide the ability to monitor any improvements being made to a property or project.
Relocating existing property boundaries
Collecting of specific data to produce maps of diagrams for planning or engineering purposes. I.E. utilities, roads, drainage basins etc.
Produce maps based on deeds or other available information for planning purposes but wouldn't be considered an official survey.
Describes both the natural and man-made features of a land area, which may include trees, changes in elevation, bodies of water, buildings and more. Prior to the development of a property, city or county agencies often require an updated topographic survey/map prior to distributing a permit for the project. By identifying and mapping the land topography prior to a project, proper planning can take place and costly mistakes can be avoided during development.
As-Built Surveys illustrate the location of all existing structures or features on a parcel of land. They include property lines, setbacks, zoning lines, easements, structures, etc. As-built surveys can also record variations from original engineering plans to what was actually built. As-built surveys are required by many agencies to prove the location of a structure at a point in time. Many agencies need the as-built surveys for the actual locations of underground improvements.
It is important that appropriate insurance coverage is purchased for land development projects as well as for existing property owners, based upon the specific weather concerns and/or risks for a particular land area or parcel. Elevation or Flood Certificates are required by insurance agencies to determine which type of coverage is appropriate
Typically control surveys utilizing Global Positioning Systems technology (GPS) to establish geodetic coordinates in state, plane or latitude and longitude. To accurately location a property, project, or structure on the face of the earth.
A mapping document drawn to scale showing the sub-division of a larger parcel of land. Refinement is often needed to properly map and either establish or locate the property lines of the sub-divided/individual lots, usually in preparation to sell the individual lots.