Lot Split Plat

A lot split is requested by someone who wants to take an existing lot or lots and create two or more “new” lots, hence “splitting” the lot. What type of property can be split? A residential, commercial or industrial property may be split. This includes property that...

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...

Topographic Surveys – What They Show

When a boundary survey is prepared, we are typically just concerned with what is happening with the property on a horizontal plane. We don’t take into account the “highs and lows” or elevation change on the property. If you want to know more information about your...

How To Read An Elevation Certificate Part 2

An Elevation Certificate (EC) contains a wealth of information regarding a property and its risk of being flooded. The EC is performed by a Professional Land Surveyor or Engineer. This article further discusses the second half of the EC, please refer to the image...