Northwest Survey and GPS licensed professional surveyors provide topographic services to help clients identify and assess features, elevations, and slopes at a property site to ensure that it is appropriate and feasible for the intended construction projects.
A topographic survey locates all surface features of a property, and depicts all natural features and elevations. In essence it is a 3-dimensional map of a 3-dimensional property showing all natural and man-made features and improvements. Specifically, it shows their location, size, height and any changes in elevation.
When to request a Topographic Survey?
Topographic surveys, also known as contour surveys, may be required as part of real estate transactions, civil engineering design and construction projects, including:
- New construction
- Remodeling projects to existing structures
- Utility design
- Road or bridge design or improvements
- Grading or drainage projects
Topographic surveys are required by many local government bodies to determine the existing conditions and elevations of a site. Together with a boundary survey, topographic surveys are used by architects and engineers to create accurate and appropriate designs based on existing conditions.
For more information about Topographic Surveys in Ferndale, Whatcom County, WA – its processes, requirements and other important matters that you need to know, we at Northwest Surveying and GPS are ready to assist you.
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