Surveying has been an essential element in the development of the human environment since the beginning of recorded history (about 5,000 years ago). It is required in the planning and execution of nearly every form of construction. It is most familiar modern uses are in the fields of transport, building and construction, communications, mapping, and the definition of legal boundaries for land ownership.
Barron Land specializes in surveying land around Colorado. As a land surveyor in Colorado, whether it is a Boundary Survey, ILC'S, ALTA Surveys, Telecommunication, Environmental, Engineering Support, Land Development, or Construction, we can help.
Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them. These points are usually on the surface of the Earth, and they are often used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership or governmental purposes. To accomplish their objective, surveyors use elements of mathematics (geometry and trigonometry), physics, engineering, and law.
Do you need a better definition of a property boundary or a clearer map of the area? A Boundary Survey determines ownership lines through extensive research and field reconnaissance. The two primary boundary surveys are LSP (Land Survey Plat) and ISP (Improvement Survey Plat).
A land survey plat is normally requested when the owner or company just need to know where their boundary resides without needing much detail on the improvements on the property. These surveys normally show the boundary, monuments found to establish and confirm the boundary and fences along the property lines along with any other evidence used to show/support said boundary.
An improvement survey plat is usually requested when the owner or company need to show more than just the boundary lines and fences along their property. ISPs will show everything an LSP shows, but also included a variety of improvements on the property also. These could include, but are not limited to: buildings, manholes, meters, concrete, curb and gutter, overhead utility lines, underground utility lines, easements, etc. These plats often include title information also to help ensure all the information needed is shown on the survey.
Other surveys which could be requested are cadastral survey, right of way surveys, fence line surveying/staking, and other specialized surveys needing boundary.
ILC’s (Improvement location certificates)
An Improvement Location Certificate is typically requested during a residential/commercial real estate transaction. These surveys show a “record boundary” and the improvements in the area to give the banks and insurers a sense of where everything resides. These surveys are +/- surveys since the actual boundary is not determined, but are an affordable alternative to boundary surveys for parcels which have low risk of encroachments and other boundary issues.
*An ILC is not a boundary survey and should never be used for boundary determination.
More information on Professional Land Surveyor's of Colorado Statute 38-51-108 Improvement location certificate.
ALTA / NSPS Land Title Survey
ALTA survey standards are a nationwide uniform set of standards developed by a joint effort of the American Land Title Association and the National Society of Professional Surveyors. The ALTA survey is specifically designed to satisfy the needs of lenders, corporations, and title companies when dealing with valuable commercial properties. The ALTA is a boundary survey along with any additional services the client requires, depending on the needs of the lender. This type of survey is usually requested for commercial and multi residential purchases.
Barron Land prides themselves on delivering their client a high-quality product, clearly showing all the information requested while being fully aware of the importance of the timeline and deadlines of these types of transactions. To find out more about ALTA/ NSPS Land Title Survey please review the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements.
A Telecommunication Survey involves the reporting of boundary, easements, zoning, and topographical information for an existing or proposed cellular tower compound. When it comes to Colorado telecommunication surveys, we are prepared to deliver accurate tower surveys.
Common types of Telecommunications Surveys are:
Raw Land Survey
Lease Area Legal Descriptions
Utility and Access Legal Descriptions
Barron Land's team of surveyors deilver accurate results, on time and within budget. We have many years of combined experience, and a solid working knowledge of state and local regulations. Our team of experts provide engineering support survices to a variety of industry professionals in Colorado including Civil Engineers, Surveyors, and Architects. No matter how extensive your surveying needs, Barron Land has the experience to provide accurate results.
Barron Land offers the following Engineering Support Services:
Mapping for GIS
Aerial Control Networks
Flood Elevation Certificate
Land Development Surveys
Land development projects are dependent upon precise, detailed land surveying to ensure that architects and engineers have an accurate understanding of the build site.
Our land surveying services cover all aspects of planning and construction, and we are committed to utilizing the latest in surveying technology, equipment, and computer software to generate the most comprehensive and accurate surveys available.
As a land surveyor in Colorado we can provide you with the following types of Land Development services:
Lot line adjustments
Barron Land is involved in the due diligence and construction process for potential Colorado Alternative Energy projects such as Wind Farms, Solar Farms, and Oil and Natural Gas pipe lines. The due diligence phase involves establishing boundary/ownership lines along with topographical features in order to design the project. The construction phase includes generating easements, staking and layout, followed by as-builts.
No matter what scale your project may be, Barron Land is here for the client's goals.
Construction surveys involve the layout of infrastructure, the site development plan, and as-building specific features of the proposed development. Construction layout is generally used for residential subdivisions, commercial development, roads and buildings.