Even the most intricately planned construction projects are nothing but lines on a paper unless you get competent surveyors to work with you. Construction surveys are also referred to as “staking the ground” for those of us in the business, and entails that a trained construction surveyor is brought in to properly interpret the building plans and translate this data onto the ground by precisely placing wooden stakes or iron rods into the ground to mark where the construction is going to take place. It is also part of the job to mark where utilities exist underground and various other manmade features that may dot the landscape to be developed.
Why get a construction survey?
It doesn’t matter how much time and energy you put into planning a construction project- unless you get a construction surveyor to assess your plans then your project will never get off the ground. The boundaries of your development need to be staked, fulfilling the measurements laid out in your plan and executed by the construction surveyor. Verification of all the different features of your project are also crucial and only licensed construction surveyors are capable of doing this. This is all done so that it is assured your project’s engineering details are executed properly and completed on the time tables set forth.
Before Construction Starts
The initial phase of a construction survey begins with staking the ground to establish precise points of measurement that will be constantly referred to during the whole construction process. Since this is the very beginning of the construction surveying process it is extremely important that it be done correctly. It is critical that a professional land surveyor accurately place these stakes because this lays down where exactly the structure is going to be built, and is thus a very important phase in the construction surveying process.
During the construction process
We use construction surveys during the construction process to mark the location of underground utilities and various other man-made features that could disrupt any ongoing construction projects planned for a particular development. Throughout the construction process these construction surveys will be referenced to double-check the accuracy of various aspects of the construction project, measuring the data and comparing it to information that is laid out in the blueprints of the construction project to ensure that everything is proceeding as it is supposed to.
The importance of expert construction surveyors
It isn’t a simple job, initiating a construction survey and working with the various contractors and engineers in completing a big job. This is why we highly recommend that you choose Land Surveying Escondido to walk with you during this procedure, enabling us to lend you a professional and expert hand that knows exactly what to do and when. It shouldn’t be underestimated the complexity and potential pitfalls that exist when construction projects are undertaken, and any veteran in the business will tell you that it is much better to cover your bases and prevent problems before they begin because they end up costing you much more in the long run when mistakes are made.