Construction Stakeout

We Assist in Constructing Accuracy

A construction stakeout survey involves driving wooden stakes in the ground to identify the location of designed improvements. New construction typically requires stake out for building foundations, columns, pavement, curbs and utilities. We take the engineered design plans, architectural drawings, and structural drawings of the site and building and compute the coordinated location of these improvements.

Build it Here

A contractor can only see the site as a big open muddy field; without a surveyor, he or she can’t tell where anything is supposed to go. In addition to the horizontal location, a stakeout survey also tells the contractor at what elevation the improvements are to be. In other words, he needs to know how far below the surface some things must be and how much dirt he has to move to meet the requirements of the engineered design plans.

Some Team members (in the field and in the office) have two- or four-year college degrees. Some of the Team are qualified as Certified Survey Technicians under a program administered by the National Society of Professional Surveyors and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.

Sometimes a construction survey will include monitoring existing structures. A contractor needs to provide assurances that his activities like blasting, excavation and pile driving are not causing disturbances to adjacent buildings. In these cases we will attach specialized reflecting targets to the existing structures. These targets are surveyed on a monthly, weekly or even daily basis and their location is compared to an original baseline measurement to determine whether there has been any settlement or movement.

Many surveying companies work primarily for residential land development do not have the experience or expertise to perform stakeout for high-rise buildings, bridge overpasses, airports, sewage processing plants or other major infrastructure.

For more information on construction stakeout and other survey-related services, please contact Dan Schriever .