Also known as or commonly known as a “topo” or “survey with contours”
- Engineers, Architects and Landscape Architects
- Grading companies
- Residential, Public lands, Commercial or Industrial
- Purpose of a topographic survey is to determine the grade, or the “highs and lows”, on a piece of property.
- Assists in understanding the flow of water and drainage on a property.
- Used to assist in establishing proper grading for construction sites
- Grade shots are taken at intervals for which both horizontal and vertical data is acquired.
- Data is then interpreted to create contour lines which show the “highs and lows” on a piece of property.
- Property boundaries are not necessarily established, but common items such as streets, large trees or structures are noted as points of reference on the drawing.
Disclaimer: Information provided should not be considered legal advice and all buyers, agents, and title companies should consult their attorneys for legal advice.