Surveying or Land Surveying is the process by which land is surveyed and measured using mathematical means. The history of land surveying dates back thousands of years and forms of land surveying have been around since ancient times in all major civilizations across the globe. Although the fundamentals of land surveying haven’t changed, and the purpose is still the same, the techniques and methods have evolved drastically over time.
Killingly Engineering Associates offers their clients years of surveying experience from preliminary research and field reconnaissance to meticulous field work and detailed mapping, all with unparalleled attention to detail and dedication to our customers. We serve a broad range of private and municipal clients throughout Connecticut and utilize historical land records and mapping, field evidence, and the latest technologies to deliver plans that typically exceed required standards. Our survey experience includes but is not limited to:
- ALTA surveys
- Boundary surveys
- Topographic surveys
- Wetlands location
- Construction stakeout
- Set property pins and monuments
- General location surveys
- Feasibility studies
- As-built surveys
- Land title searches
- FEMA flood elevation certification
- Parcel descriptions for deed purposes
The degree of effort required for each survey depends on what the survey will be used for. Most contractors and land developers have an understanding of their needs when they contact us to provide survey for a parcel of land, and know that an accurate and detailed survey is an essential component to land development projects. For these developers, whether we are assembling information for preliminary feasibility options or providing detailed boundary and topographic survey for project base mapping, we understand that our clients depend on us to make sure their goals are met.
When a homeowner or property owner contacts Killingly Engineering Associates and states “I need you to survey my property”, our first responsibility as professionals is to determine the purpose of the survey. We will typically ask a series of simple questions to understand the needs of the property owner and suggest options of how to proceed; our recommendations will be presented to save time and costs. For example, the degree of effort and cost to stake out a property line to install a fence will be considerably less than a boundary and topographic survey to subdivide the same piece of property.
As with any service, cost is always a concern when selecting a surveyor; our clients will attest to the fairness of our pricing. Killingly Engineering will provide a detailed proposal that offers you accurate and firm pricing so you have all the information you need up front. Our proposals are never presented as cost “estimates”. From preliminary research and consultation with town officials, to setting boundary monumentation and writing parcel descriptions there are never any “hidden” fees. In addition, the quality and accuracy of our work allows plans to be filed and projects to get approved more efficiently, protecting our clients’ best interest and ultimately their bottom line.
Contact – Greg Glaude, LS