Looking for A Leading Provider Of ALTA-ACSM Standard Land Title Surveys

Posted by Calvada on March 5th, 2018

The ALTA/ACSM land title survey is what you need for commercial structures. It follows a uniform set of standard code to be properly conducted and to meet the survey standards, which are set by authorized institutions and the government. The name stands for ‘American Land Title Association’ and ‘American Congress on Surveying and Mapping’. Keep that in mind when looking for a leading provider of ALTA/ACSM land title surveys in your city or state, as knowing that can guide you to choosing the best service that can work with you in completing your project. Here are more tips for picking the right provider:

  • Identify your needs – What do you need a land title survey for? ALTA/ACSM surveys are typically conducted for due diligence, to provide information to setback requirements, zoning laws, and to determine the property’s height requirement. Keep in mind that ALTA and ACSM survey standards must be compliant with the guidelines set for surveyors and that they must be accepted by your insurance company as documentation proofs or for security and claims.
  • Make sure it is an accredited land surveying company – Work only with licensed land surveying firms in your city, and make sure that they have an excellent track record in conducting ALTA/ACSM land title surveys. That way, you can be confident that they will produce reliable survey results that meet all relevant standards.
  • Check for experience – How long have they been in business? Consider a provider of ALTA/ACSM surveys that has been around for at least two or three decades. They would not have lasted that long if they are not good at it. Confirm their reputation by checking with the Better Business Bureau and finding out what their clients are saying about them.
  • Get to know its customers - A land surveying company’s past work can say a lot about the quality of their ALTA/ACSM land title surveys. So, check their portfolio and learn about its customers. Consider a firm that gets a lot of referrals and repeat business from public and private clients, particularly property owners, land brokers, architects, engineers, government agencies and municipalities, lawyers, and general contractors.
  • Get a quote – ALTA/ACSM surveys may cost a bit more than regular boundary and mapping surveys, but they will provide all the information you will need for your project to proceed, and they provide precise, faster, and accurate results. Compare prices between two providers, and be sure to choose the company that can provide a reasonably priced and high-quality service.

About the Author:

Armando Dupont, a professional land surveyor, started his career in surveying in 1977 and has extensive experience in managing personnel and projects. His experience includes: topographic mapping, boundary surveys and analysis, construction and control surveying, preparation of tract and parcel maps, earth work calculation and quantities, targeting and control for photogrammetric, and land title surveys in accordance with the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. Mr. DuPont founded Calvada Surveying, Inc. in 1989 and is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of California.

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