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Oakland Land Surveyors

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St. John Land Consulting
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Russell H.
Verified review

I needed a complex survey and topo within the City of Oakland in prep for a new construction. We also had to deal with lot line disputes with the neighbors. Greg was not only an outstanding surveyor (complete, timely, communicative), but he was also a reliable partner for questions, ideas and neighbor interface. Two Thumbs Up!

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
David E.
Verified review

Eugene Tyner clearly explained what was necessary for the survey I needed and even gave me an interesting tour on the high tech equipment he used and how a land survey is done. I would highly recommend him.

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jacklyn M.
Verified review

I actually worked with Bob, another person in the office. He was very helpful and knowledgeable about our surveying needs. He was able to save us money, respond quickly, and triple checked his work!

  • 43 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

A majority of our surveying business has been providing services to our homeowner and contractor clients. We understand the importance of our residential based clients as their project needs are very different than that other projects. Residential projects tend to be a more time sensitive, service oriented and cost efficient. In these types of projects we work closely with the homeowner, architect and/or contractor to ensure their projects needs are met. It is our goal to offer the services that are necessary to satisfy the project needs in order to achieve the greatest value to our clients.

  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Roger K.
Verified review

So far all is going well. They are just not finished yet

About

TKM Land Surveyors offers residential and commercial clients in the South Bay, Peninsula, and East Bay of northern California with more than 25 years of land surveying experience, efficiency, integrity, and accuracy. TKM Land Surveyors is accredited by the Better Business Bureau of Santa Clara Country and specializes in topographical, boundary and ALTA surveys.

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I am a licensed professional in the state of California providing all types of land surveys, including elevation certificates, boundary, topographic, ALTA, and construction surveys.

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Foresight Land Surveying is a San Francisco-based firm that is providing land surveying and mapping services to the Bay area and beyond. We provide services for a wide variety of clients, both public and private, who depend on us for our honest, informed, and experienced advice and services. Foresight Land Surveying was founded on the belief that providing top-quality, accurate, and thorough services will meet our clients' objectives and build lasting relationships. Services we offer: - Boundary surveys - Condominium conversions - Architectural site surveys - Interior unit space mapping - ALTA surveys - GPS control and RTK surveys - Record of surveys - Photogrammetric control - Corner records - Construction staking - Lot line adjustments - Settlement monitoring - Subdivisions - Flood / FEMA certs - Easements - Story pole certification - Legal descriptions - ADA surveys - Topographic surveys - Landslide surveys What sets us apart: Licensed surveyors: A licensed land surveyor performs every step of your project, from research and contract preparation to overall execution and final product delivery. Experience: We have extensive experience throughout the Bay area with residential, commercial, and governmental projects. We want your project to succeed, so we deliver our product on time and on budget. Attention to detail: The primary benefit clients receive when they hire FLS is high-quality work. We are passionate about surveying, and we strive to be the best surveyors in our field. We look at each project independently and apply the best possible approach saving time and money. Communication: Response time is a key component to the success of our business. Phone calls and emails are promptly responded to and proposals are typically released in one day. Personal service: Whether you are a homeowner using our services for the first time or a developer who regularly works with us, we are dedicated to providing our clients with a scope of work and product that is personally catered to their needs. The right equipment: Foresight Land Surveying is equipped and trained to use the latest and state-of-the-art equipment and technology, ranging from robotic total stations, GPS, and laser scanners to computer aided drafting (CAD) software. Along with this equipment, we are also trained with the techniques and tools of the past. It is critical for a surveyor to have knowledge and understanding of how original surveys were performed. No two surveys are alike, so we apply the right tool for the right job.

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We offer project management, land development consulting or AutoCad mapping services in support of aerial and geodetic control, ALTA, AS-builts, boundary, benchmark and precision leveling, construction, FEMA flood elevation certificates, GPS, legal descriptions, lot line adjustments, monitoring wells, project management, photogrammetry, record maps, RTK, story pole plans, site maps, subdivisions and topographic maps that are done by licensed professionals.

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The following are the survey services offered by Hawkins Land Surveying: * Topographic Surveys and Mapping * Boundary Surveys and Mapping * Aerial Control Surveys * Environmental Mapping * Construction Staking * Legal Descriptions and Plats * Parcel Maps * Tentative Maps * Lot Line Adjustments and More

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I offer all land surveying services, including but not limited to, boundary, topographic, alta, construction, commercial and government.

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Bay Area Land Surveying, Inc. has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1995, specializing in the following: * Condominium subdivisions * Condominium plans * ALTA surveys * Tract maps * Parcel maps * Lot mergers * Easements * Building permit surveys * Parcel map waivers * Boundary surveys * Lot line adjustments * Construction staking * Boundary and topographic surveys We have a stellar reputation for the quality and detail of our maps. Our goal is to offer you the finest service possible. To perform this, we've fostered relationships with the counties and cities we work in. We have a reputation for great quality work, which makes our clients' submittal procedure go smoother. We are proud of being the go-to firm for condominium conversions in Berkeley and Oakland. Our staff is efficient, meticulous, and willing to work hard to get your project finished in a timely fashion.

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L.A. Stevens and Associates, Inc. is a full-service land surveying firm, representing public, private, and commercial clients throughout the Bay Area since 1991. We have specific expertise in Marin County. The employees of L.A. Stevens and Associates, Inc. provide prompt, professional, and cost-effective land surveying services to our clients in order to meet comprehensive land surveying requirements. Our unique ability to provide thorough research of existing survey records, both recorded and unrecorded, delivers the exceptional result that clients seek. This level of professionalism allows us to establish the quality and quantity of field evidence that needs to be found in order to record a properly documented and legally defendable survey of your boundary. Our office is located on the southernmost tip of Novato and serves the counties of Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake, Mendocino, San Francisco, Contra Costa, and Alameda. Mr. Stevens owns one of the largest collections of archive maps and unrecorded documents of properties throughout Marin County. Access to these records gives us a distinct advantage in locating and verifying monuments and markers from original surveys performed since the 1890s, leading to a more accurate survey for our clients. The use of these records affords added security for our clients should your survey ever be contested in a legal dispute. Mr. Stevens held the office of President of the Marin County chapter of the California Land Surveyors Association in 2005 and 2006, and he has been an active member since 1990. He is a founding member of the Land Surveyors Advisory Council on Technical Standards, whose purpose is to research, review, debate and publish opinions and decisions issued by local, state and federal courts, whenever they relate to the practice of land surveying. The opinions issued are intended to define and guide the standard of care in California and serve to educate fellow professionals. (Larry) Stevens is recognized by the courts and the legal profession as an expert witness and is called upon to testify in disputes involving land survey issues, unrelated to L.A. Stevens & Associates, Inc., due to his firm's unique position in the industry and widely recognized professional expertise.

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Topographic Surveys Easements Surveys Boundary Surveys Settlement Monitoring Land Patent Surveys ALTA/ACSM Surveys Condominium Conversions Lot Line Adjustment Construction Staking As-Built Surveys Landslide Surveys Land Subdivision

  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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I keep a lower work load, so that I am available to work on newer projects quickly - Usually I can get to a project with only a days notice

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We provide professional full-service civil engineering and land surveying services to include but not limited to: * ground control for aerial surveys * construction staking * boundary surveys * legal descriptions * elevation certificates * building foundation layout * subdivisions * parcel maps * records of surveys * final maps and lot mergers Our civil engineering services include: * subdivision design * site development plans * site grading design * utility system design roadway design * private or public improvement plans * erosion control projects, storm water design * sanitary sewer design

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I get a land survey?

A land survey provides you with a legal document that defines the boundaries of your property. To get a land survey, first you need to own and have access to your property deed. The next step is to hire a land surveyor. A land survey is provided by a professional who is properly trained and has typically been certified by the state in which they are providing services. Make sure the land surveyors you contact have the appropriate licensure from your state licensing board, and look for reviews by previous customers. You can call several land surveyors, provide them with information from your deed and receive estimates for total job cost. The surveyor you hire will research the deed plats for your property before coming out to the site to measure the land against existing information. The land surveyor will provide you with a report detailing your property lines, which will help you resolve any issues regarding property rights, new construction, easements or future property sales.

How do land surveyors charge?

If you want to clarify your property lines, are starting new construction, have a property dispute with neighbors, or want to identify the location of easements on your land, hiring a land surveyor will provide you with legal proof of the physical facts of your property. Land surveyors’ costs are often quoted by the foot, and can vary depending on terrain (hilly and rocky land is harder to survey than flat land), density of vegetation (thick trees make access as well as GPS difficult), the quality of the title information available, and more.

For example, a land surveyor’s cost could range from 50 cents to 70 cents per foot on average for surveying large boundary areas. This price can increase if you want your land surveyed to outline where a future fence will go, as it requires the land surveyor to stake out the property line at set intervals. This increases the amount of time and labor for the job. Land surveyors may also charge a minimum service fee. If you have a small parcel of land, the surveyor will need to recoup their business expenses for travel to the site, their specialized equipment, and their time and effort. For example, one land surveyor’s minimum cost is $650. This includes surveying a lot under one acre in a platted (mapped) subdivision. The surveyor will set property lines, mark property corners as needed with survey flags, perform limited courthouse research, and provide a certified, stamped survey drawing at the end.

Why do you need a property survey?

There are many reasons you might need to have your property surveyed. Trained land surveyors provide this professional service and are generally licensed through state regulating bodies, so when looking to hire someone make sure they are properly licensed. The national average cost for a land surveyor is $450-$630, although costs can range much higher depending on land size and other factors. Often land surveying costs are on quoted on a per-foot basis, such as 50 cents to 70 cents per foot. A land survey should be able to help you:

  • Define legally recognized property boundaries.
  • Resolve property line disputes.
  • Verify that an existing building, fence, or driveway is on your property or a property you plan to purchase.
  • Verify that a feature in question (creek, tree, etc.) is within the boundaries of your property or a property you plan to purchase.
  • Prepare for construction of a fence, pool, or building that is in close proximity to a neighbor’s property line.
  • Determine whether you are in a designated flood zone.

How long does it take to get a new land survey?

The time it takes to get a new land survey really depends on your property and the quality of the existing deeds. Before the physical survey even begins, land surveyors must research and review the deeds and plats for the property that you want measured as well as information about the properties that surround your land. Some of this information may be available online, and some may have to be accessed through the local courthouse. Making a trip to retrieve physical deeds can prolong the survey process by a few days or more. The quality of the deeds can also affect how long it takes land surveyors to complete their job. If any of the deeds have conflicting information, the land surveyor must do research to determine when property lines changed and find proof of their current legal status. Then, land surveyors visit the property they are working on and record physical evidence of property lines (iron stakes, fence lines, walls), and carefully compare this with data and records from the courthouse as part of the compilation of the survey drawing. The process may take one day or up to two weeks or more, depending on property size and access to the necessary information. More time-consuming research affects the overall cost for land surveying.

Land surveying is a means of measuring land and is commonly used in new construction planning, new fence planning, boundary or title disputes, insurance requirements, or when subdivision of land into plots. People commonly ask land surveyors to help mark property corners and boundary lines, set landmarks, and provide surveying maps and CAD drawings. Land to be surveyed can be any size, from under 5,000 square feet to five acres and beyond. A property’s zoning type may be residential, commercial, industrial or agricultural and can be set in an urban, rural or suburban area. Many factors affect the cost of land surveying such as topographic considerations, property title, previous surveys, jurisdiction, surveying methods used, vegetation and more.

How much is a survey on a house?

The national average land surveyor’s cost ranges from $450 to $630. You may need a survey on a house if you have a dispute with a neighboring property owner or there are questions raised during a property sale. A land survey can determine whether a building that currently exists on your land, or a house or building that you intend to construct on your land, is completely confined by your property lines. Area zoning laws also may require that you have a survey done prior to starting construction on a house to ensure you meet building requirements such as building a minimum distance from the street. You may also want a survey on a house that you intend to buy or sell, or that you currently inhabit, to determine if it is in a designated flood zone. This may provide you with legal support when applying for assistance from government bodies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Saratoga, CA

  • Project type
    Boundary
  • Project location
    Residential
  • Project size
    Small
  • Details
    The property is a flat lot, approx 10,000 sq ft. Address is 11556 Southwood Drive
  • $800
    Average price
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