The state of Idaho is constantly growing. With more people moving to the state for new business opportunities, many land owners are wishing to turn the wide open space into homes or shopping centers. But, before breaking ground, you’ll need to know exactly what you have to work with.
That’s where commercial land surveying comes in. Land surveying is a crucial part of any construction project. Getting to know your space a bit better should be one of the first steps before you embark on building luxury townhomes or a modern apartment complex.
Ready to get started on your next big project? Here are some of the key terms and services you will want to know when it comes to commercial land surveying in Idaho.
- Boundary survey: Is your company attempting to obtain a loan or purchase a new commercial property? Then it’s time to hire a commercial land surveyor. Most lenders will require a boundary survey as an important step of the loan approval process. A qualified commercial land surveyor will perform an analysis of your property before creating a plat that illustrates bearings, distances, property lines and more. You and a potential lender have a clear picture of your property following a boundary survey.
- ALTA land title survey: An ALTA survey is used to identify any boundary lines, building locations and easements found on the property for the title company, the buyer and the lender during the sale of a commercial property. While this is similar to a boundary survey, an ALTA land title survey usually features more detail.
- Topographic survey: It’s very uncommon for Idaho land to be completely flat. That’s where a topographic survey comes in to better represent any elevation differences on your property. A topographic survey will detail any existing man-made or natural physical features on the property. By performing a topographic survey, you’ll be able to easily identify the best places to build, so you won’t waste valuable time and money trying to build something on land that just isn’t suited for the project.
- Subdivision platting: It’s best to hire a land surveyor for creating a subdivision plat before you begin trying to sell any of the lots in your new subdivision. This process separates a large piece of land into multiple parcels. This is a crucial step in property development. While it might sound easy, subdivision platting is more difficult than it seems. You’ll want an experienced professional commercial land surveyor for the job, as most local authorities have strict zoning regulations. Plus, each lot requires a new legal description, boundaries, new road plots and more.
Ready to get started on turning your land into a successful business project? Call the experienced land surveyors at Mason & Stanfield today. With more than 25 years’ worth of experience in commercial survey work, our licensed surveyors are here to get the job done correctly and efficiently. You’ll have the peace of mind knowing you won’t miss any important submittal deadlines with our team on your side. Call us today to get started!