Property line retracement
⇒ Where are the property corners?
⇒ Can property be divided and sold in parts?
⇒ How much earth will need to be moved or is the land draining properly?
⇒ What is the legal ownership of a single building that has separate owners?
ALTA/ACSM Title Surveys
⇒ How are the physical objects on a property identified?
⇒ How is global positioning used to survey large areas?
Construction survey and layout staking
⇒ How are buildings, streets and underground utilities placed in the proper location?
Department of Transportation projects in Wisconsin
⇒ Highways and bridges
Monitoring retaining walls and buildings for movement
⇒ Is a retaining wall falling down?
Municipal or private inspections for utility installations
⇒ Is the contractor building the utility to design specifications?
Municipal GIS record keeping
⇒ How is the Geographic Information System used to track aspects of a project?
Soil inspections for footing and foundation construction
⇒ How much weight can the soil support?
- Structural inspections for commercial and private buildings
- Residential sub-divisions
- Multi-family developments
- Street, sanitary and storm sewer designs
- Conservation Design and Sustainable Green Design
- Water main and water supply systems
Flood plain elevation certificates
⇒ Is the property or structure in a flood plain?
Environmental wetland delineation and mitigation permitting and monitoring
⇒ Are there wetlands on the property, and if so, where are they located?
Major and Minor Site Plan Developments
- Commercial and industrial site plans
Private water supply system design
⇒ Designs for small residential subdivisions in rural areas
- Representation before City Council, County Supervisors and Planning and Zoning Boards for City and County
Storm Water Analysis
Storm water detention/retention pond designs and storm water runoff analysis reports
⇒ How can storm water runoff from a development be managed to acceptable levels?
- Culvert sizing and design
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
⇒ Plans required by the Department of Natural Resources before any grading of a
development can begin. Will prevent soil from migrating off the site.
Septic System Design
⇒ Can the existing soil support a conventional septic system?
⇒ Use existing soils to filter the septic effluent
Sand filter designs
⇒ Utilize imported sand to filter the septic effluent
NPDES Permits (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System)
⇒ Required if disturbing more than one acre of land during the grading and building
construction of a project
- IDNR (Iowa Department of Natural Resources) Water and Sanitary Sewer applications for construction