We offer a range of Land Surveying services.

  • Boundary Surveys
  • Property Line Marking
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Pre-engineering Surveys
  • Subdivision and Lot Split Surveys
  • Mortgage Surveys
  • Elevation Certificates
  • GPS Control

 From the Connecticut Association of Professional Land Surveyors:

TYPES OF LAND SURVEYS: The eight various types of surveys include:

ALTA/ACSM Survey or Extended Title Insurance Coverage Survey. A survey made for the purpose of supplying a title company and lender with survey and location data necessary for issuing American Land Title Association or Extended Coverage Title Insurance.

Boundary Survey: A survey for the purpose of locating the corners, boundary lines and/or easements of a given parcel of land. This involves record and field research, measurements, and computations to establish boundary lines in conformance with the Professional Land Surveyors Act.

Site Planning Survey: A combination of boundary and topographic surveys for preparation of a site plan to be used for designing improvements or developments.

Topographic Survey: A survey locating topographic features – natural and man made – such as buildings, improvements, fences, elevations, trees, streams, contours of the land, etc. This type of survey may be required by a governmental agency, or may be used by engineers and/or architects for design of improvements or developments on a site.

Subdivision Survey: The subdivision of a tract of land into smaller parcels, showing monumentation and survey data on a map, in conformance with local ordinances and the Subdivision Map Act.

Control Survey: Precise location of horizontal and vertical positions of points for use in boundary determination, mapping from aerial photographs, construction staking, and other related purposes.

Court Exhibit Survey: Analysis of various legal descriptions and survey maps; field locating of record, existing monuments, and physical features; and mapping showing this information for the purpose of presenting a visual exhibit to be used in a courtroom.

Construction Survey: Construction staking to establish the correct location of structures shown on improvement plans for constructing roads, pipelines, building, etc.

And regarding that unpleasant aspect...cost:


The cost for most land surveying work is determined, based on the following variables:

Record Search: This varies by (a) the number of parcels involved; and (b) the number of past transactions. (This necessary step is complicated by the casual manner in which land transactions have been handled in the past, resulting in many vague, incomplete, and often contradictory legal descriptions and land records).

Size and Shape of Property: An irregularly shaped parcel has more corners to monument and a longer boundary than a rectangular parcel containing the same area.

Sectionalized Survey Work: This could require the survey of the entire section (640 acres +) in which the land being surveyed lies, regardless of the area of the parcel. In some cases, a survey of more than one section is required, depending on the location of the parcel in question in relation to the sections shown on the government plat.

Terrain & Vegetation: A level parcel of land is easier to survey than a mountainous parcel. Interference with lines of sight and accessibility complicate field work.

Amount of Existing Evidence on the Property: Existing evidence such as iron, wood, or stone monuments, old fences, and occupation lines, witness trees, etc., aid the Surveyor.Their absence may compound difficulties involved in retracing boundaries.

Local Knowledge of Property: Someone pointing out accepted occupation lines and monumentation is a considerable aid to the Surveyor.

Abutter Difficulties: When neighbors are cooperative, an otherwise difficult or impossible boundary line location may be established by boundary line agreement.

Time of Year: In the summer, foliage may present problems making survey measurements difficult. In winter, weather may slow travel to and onsite, and sometimes conceal field evidence.

Title Company & Public Agency Requirements: Title companies may require considerably more documentation than is normally required by the average land owner.

Record of Survey or Corner Record: This map or record is often required by state law, to protect the general public, if matters addressed by the Land Surveyors Act are encountered while surveying your property. This will cause the mapping costs to increase, and requires the payment of checking and recording fees.

Due to these variables, the Surveyor should furnish the client with an estimate of the survey, and provide periodic updates on the estimate, as the project proceeds.