The PSC Survey Team works diligently to make sure each survey project is accurate and reliable, ensuring the collected data informs, clarifies and helps clients and project teams make the best decisions.
PSC has assisted municipalities, counties and private developers with their individual surveying needs. We have worked in Texas counties statewide, preparing TxDOT right-of-way, ALTA/ACSM, topographic and boundary surveys.
Boundary Surveys & Legal Descriptions
The primary purpose of a boundary survey is to relocate deed, easement, right-of-way and other boundary lines on the ground. Initially, research must be conducted to uncover legal descriptions, field notes and survey records that affect the subject tract. Following this phase, field reconnaissance is conducted to uncover physical monuments set by previous surveyors. Lines can be marked and flagged on site and a plat can be prepared and delivered to the client once this data is analyzed and interpreted. Our survey team is committed to protecting the public’s property rights by helping determine where tracts are on the ground. In the event that our clients require a new or updated legal description, we can prepare accurate and retraceable legal descriptions that will assist with future land transactions.
Residential Lot Surveys
Many municipalities require a standard ‘Lot Survey’ to be performed and submitted for construction permits to be issued before residential construction can begin. The PSC Survey Team can coordinate with the land owner or builder to relocate lot lines on the ground and prepare a plat of survey for submission to permit holder. Lot surveys assist with site layout and can potentially save the builder the costly mistake of building on the wrong lot.
Title / Mortgage Surveys
A title insurance policy may be issued in the process of purchasing a home or other property. Our Survey Team can coordinate with the title company to prepare a title survey for closing. Our surveys will relocate boundary lines and show improvements on the tract. Building footprints, fences, walls, overhead utility lines and any encroachments that affect title will be shown on the survey plat prepared. Any easements uncovered by the title or abstract company will be shown or addressed by that survey. Some clients require the survey to meet additional standards above those standards required by the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying. Because of this need, PSC can coordinate with our clients to provide ALTA/ASCM or TSPS Category surveys.
An accurate map of the existing site conditions is usually required during the planning and design phase of a project or development. A topographic survey will show existing ground contours, man-made structures, building footprints, paving, curb and gutter, manholes, valves, utility poles and other above ground utilities as well as reported locations of underground utilities. All this information assists engineers, architects and developers with their project design. PSC works with our clients to tailor each survey to their specific needs and focus on the information they need most. Topographic surveys facilitate site analysis and help avoid unforeseen problems that can delay construction.
Platting and Subdivisions
PSC has many years of experience coordinating with local municipalities to prepare platted subdivisions for residential, commercial and industrial development. The Survey Team assists by performing an initial boundary survey of the property to be platted, laying out streets, alleys, lots and easements and preparing plats or maps of those subdivisions to be recorded in the public records. Each city has its own standards and platting requirements, and the PSC Survey Team stays up to date with those specifications and works to avoid delays with the platting process.
Construction Staking and As-Built Surveys
The PSC Survey Team helps contractors visualize the project on the ground with its construction staking services. The staking and layout process help to ensure that a project complies with plan specifications and is completed in a timely manner. Our team is ready to assist with paving, grading, utilities, and building layouts. After construction is completed, we can work with our clients to prepare a set of as-built measurements on any element of construction. These as-built drawings can be used as a quality control check and to verify accuracy.