ALTA Surveys – Surveys on Steroids (Part II)

An ALTA Survey is basically a boundary survey on steroids.  The minimum requirements for boundary surveys in the state of Missouri either meet or exceed the American Land Title Associations (ALTA) national requirements for surveys.  However, ALTAs can be much more in...

ALTA Surveys – Surveys on Steroids (Part 1)

An ALTA Survey is basically a boundary survey on steroids. The minimum requirements for boundary surveys in the state of Missouri either meet or exceed the American Land Title Associations (ALTA) national requirements for surveys.  However, ALTAs can be much more in...

Subdivision Plats – What Do They Tell Us?

Subdivision plats are the basis of almost all surveying, especially in urban areas where the legal descriptions are tied to a subdivision. When we survey “Lot 3 of Countryshire Estates”, the recorded plat of Countryshire Estates holds a majority of the information we...

Topographic Surveys – What is a Contour Line

The data that a surveyor obtains when performing a topographic survey can be shown in a series of lines called contour lines. The proximity of these lines to one another is a direct correlation to the “peaks and valleys” that occur on the property.  Here is some...