From determining property boundaries and applying for building applications to erecting fences and even settling disputes with neighbors, you have many reasons for getting a survey of your land. For your survey, it makes sense that you’d want to go to someone with experience, that you can trust. Here at Eli & Associates, we have over 50 years of collective field experience in all types of surveying situations and our well-rounded team of key personnel exercise perfectionism and professionalism at all times.

A survey of your land will benefit you in all stages of land development; whether you’re planning for or designing a subdivision, constructing roads or structures, or require landscaping, a survey of your land will be an invaluable tool to ensure order and organization on your property. We utilize equipment and software of the highest order when conducting our surveying services, which include: Boundary, Lot and ALTA/NSPS Surveys, Topographic Mapping, Property Research, Construction Staking and Floodplain Surveying and Analysis, all of which you can learn more about below.

Services Offered

Boundary Surveys or Lot Surveys

We will find, set, and/or mark the existing corners of your property, and mark boundaries for fence-building, setbacks, encroachments, and other concerns. These can help you resolve any potential disputes over a property boundary, or to clarify where your property ends and another begins. A Lot Survey is invaluable prior to the construction of any type of structure on your property.

ALTA/NSPS Surveys 

Depending on Table A requirements, these will usually show boundary lines, all improvements, easements, and encroachments. These are usually performed for lending institutions and are generally associated with valuable commercial real estate purchases. Whether you want more information about a piece of land you own or plan to buy, are planning to buy a piece of vacant land, or are contemplating buying or selling the commercial real estate, these can definitely help.

Aerial LiDAR and Photogrammetry

Our FAA licensed UAS (drone) pilots can fly our LiDAR scanner over your project to produce very high resolution topographic and point cloud data. This data can be used to generate precise structural locations that would otherwise be nearly impossible or unsafe to survey. We have performed LiDAR data acquisition on a variety of projects including large-scale municipal utilities design, hydroelectric dam as-builts, subdivision planning, and rugged terrain contouring. Our full-frame photogrammetric system produces high-resolution coordinate-correct orthomosaic images typically overlayed with contours, property boundaries, improvements, or easement encumbrances.

Expert Witness and Mediation

We are experienced in providing Expert Witness services in land or construction disputes that end up in litigation. Our professionals’ Expert Witness opinions and depositions have proven critical on disputed boundaries, encroachments, and easements. Our professionals have also offered effective mediation services between parties in order to avoid the high costs and long timeframes of litigation. We have impartially offered equitable solutions to many parties over the years. Call us to inquire about these services if you find yourself dealing with a dispute or misunderstanding.

Topographic Mapping

Digitally rendered contour maps serve as the foundation of the design process, including floodplains, stormwater plans, grading plans, etc. These types of maps will benefit you in many different situations: geographic or architectural planning, recreation (hiking/orienteering), and civil engineering are just a few examples.

Property Research

Almost every project starts with some amount of records research. We will help you gain a full understanding of the appurtenances of your property. Our research includes looking into legal access, deeds, and titles, covenants, easements, etc. This will give you a good idea of your property’s history and help you to plan for your future developments.

Construction Staking

We provide a practical and precise layout for any improvement, including grading, utilities, roads, bridges, buildings, etc. Accurate and precise staking is essential to the success of any and all construction projects. Our experience ensures this accuracy, and guarantees that construction projects are completed on schedule, in the intended location, and to your specifications.

Floodplain Surveying & Analysis

These surveys determine your location relative to, and/or how much of your land can be removed from the floodplain. We provide Elevation Certificates, Letter of Map Amendments (LOMAs), etc., which may eliminate your need for flood insurance. Floodplain Analysis is beneficial for determining the developmental limitations of your land.