Plat of Survey
Per Wisconsin state statutes any time a surveyor monuments a property corner, a plat of survey must be performed and a map drawn and recorded with the county in which the survey was done. This map will show the solution to the parcel boundary and the evidence used in reaching that solution. The main structures and most improvements on the property will also be located and shown on the map with distance relationships shown to the lot lines. This survey takes your legal description from your properties current deed of record and puts it on the ground, where you can see it and utilize it.
When a builder, engineer, architect or other professional needs to have visual representation of how their project will fit within the confines of the subject parcel. Often times if you’re planning to build a new home or put an addition on to an existing home a site plan will be required by a building inspector or zoning administrator so they can see exactly what you plan on doing with your property. All existing monuments can be located and relationships shown but this is not a boundary survey and new monuments will not be set nor will existing monuments be validated.
This is a visual representation of the lay of the land. This map will include all features on the parcel manmade or natural and their relationships to each other horizontally and vertically. A digital terrain map is often times created in drafting software and contours and spot elevations are shown. This map will in basic terms, show where the water is flowing.
Flood Plain Survey
Used to try and remove a building, parcel or portion of a parcel near a body of water from the floodplain as determined by the government agency FEMA. This survey is most commonly requested by a mortgage lender, insurance company or zoning departments. If the subject property or structure is found to be above the established flood plain elevation than a LOMA application or elevation certificate can be drafted with the help of a surveyor and an amendment made by FEMA to their floodplain mapping. Often times this can help in removing the requirement of costly flood insurance. (back)
Certified Survey Map
This survey is required when a new parcel is to be created. Some counties will also require a CSM when landowners want to change their current lot lines. A Certified Survey map can be used to create up to 4 new parcels out of an existing parcel. The CSM requires approvals by local town, county, or city officials and the process can be tedious and lengthy at times. We will help the client with the various applications and documents needed and may also attend any government meetings when applicable. (back)
A Condo Plat is a map that is used when a client wishes to designate their property as a Condominium. A client will work with an attorney to have the Condominium Declarations drafted which will explain all the intended uses and restrictions of the Condominium Plat. Once this is done the surveyor will provide a boundary survey and locate the structures on the parcel. When the plat (map) is drafted the surveyor will designate on the plat all the restrictions that apply to the different condos (units), such as which areas are to be designated as common or limited common elements areas. (back)
This is a requirement if a client would like to divide up a parcel into 5 or more smaller parcels. At Wisconsin Land Surveying we will work with the client, and engineers to develop a plan that will be suitable to state and local statutes and will meet the client development goals. (back)
ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey
This type of survey is typically used in the lending process for commercial real estate transactions. A surveyor must follow certain guidelines as established by the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, and the American Land Title Association. This survey is basically a catch all for anything on the site that could be a red flag in a real estate transaction. All improvements on the site will be located and plotted as well as easements, lot lines, utilities, access points, floodplain, and much more information that would be of interest to a title insurance company. (back)
Commercial & Residential Construction Layout
At Wisconsin Land Surveying Inc, we can help a builder or developer with staking out their entire site from start to finish. We will coordinate with the general and subcontractors to stake all improvements including, grading, buildings, utilities, pavement, lighting, and much more in a timely and efficient manner. We have worked on everything from huge commercial warehouses to small private residences. (back)
Agriculture & Environmental Survey
These surveys are becoming more prevalent with the advent of the mega farm. As dairy farms continue to grow so do the amount of regulations associated with creating and maintaining a farm today. We will provide survey data to be used by engineers and environmental companies to study the affects of numerous things including manure disposal, farm run off, and groundwater contamination. We can also provide a survey that will provide you with an accurate acreage of your tillable land to better calculate crop yields, or help calculate rent on leased land. (back)
This service is commonly used for quit claim deeds, easements, utilities and annexations. We will work with you and your lawyer in drafting the appropriate description with a property exhibit showing the described area. A legal description is basically the foundation for all things land related, so who better to have draft your legal description than a registered land surveyor? (back)
Construction surveying services are an integral part of nearly every road project. WLS works hand in hand with the general contractor and the other subs on the job from the start of the job until the end. The contractors use our staking to complete nearly every aspect of their work. It starts with the initial layout for the grading crew and ends with stakes that are used for the pavement. (back)