Construction       Topography       Subdivision Platting

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Fort Worth Surveying prides itself in its experience and responsibilities for scheduling, production, coordination and quality control/assurance of individual projects. W have a key point of contact working directly with each of the client's project representative. This allows the client to have one source of contact at Fort Worth Surveying who has control, knowledge, and authority on the project. Our focus is to provide services that will satisfy the specific needs of each individual client. 

All surveys will comply with the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying "Professional Land Surveying Practices Act" and "General Rules and Procedures and Practices." Click for more information.  

Fort Worth Surveying uses the latest technology and equipment. Click to view our EQUIPMENT!

Here is a list of services that Fort Worth Surveying provides:

BOUNDARY SURVEYING

The purpose of a boundary survey is to determine the exact scope and task required. This may range from retracement of a hundred year old patent granted by the state to surveying a recently recorded subdivision area. 

Minimum task include abstracting and research of past and present property records, adjoined property research, and thorough inspection and search for historical property monuments. We develop abstracts of each property our firm surveys. Our surveying field crews, under the direction of the RPLS, conduct on-the-ground surveying of the property features. A surveying map is then prepared utilizing the data from the abstract and the on-the-ground survey. 

GPS SURVEYING

We use state-of-the-art Leica Geosystems equipment, providing the means to perform surveying with the latest technology. Using Real Time Kinematic (RTK) surveying techniques, centimeter level (0.03 ft.) x,y,z accuracies are achieved up to 10 miles from the base. Points and attributes are collected and staked out in real time with post processing. RTK has also produced a dramatic production increase in setting in ground control for aerial photography and performing boundary surveys over large areas. GPS can be utilized anywhere in the world to perform surveys, establishing geodetic positions that may be translated to any geodetic datum or map projection. Fort Worth Surveying recently did a 12 mile TX DOT highway project in Montague County doing as-built and staking of striping along its corridor with excellent results.

ABSTRACTING

Fort Worth Surveying offers abstracting service and provides clients with an accurate abstract of files and recorded data on real property transactions. Courthouse research and internet programs make this possible. This service also facilitates the execution and filing of new deed, plat and easement documents. 

TOPOGRAPHIC AND TREE SERVICES

We provide topographic surveying, indicating the grade, slope and terrain features of the project for land platting, engineering and design purposes. We use several methods to prepare topographic surveys including:

Grid Topography Total Station and Computer-Aided Design and Drafting GPS Aerial Topography  

Each method provides particular benefits and advantages for certain projects. Prior to commencing a topographic survey, accuracy requirements and property characteristics are considered to determine which surveying method would be best.

Our total station and GPS units are input devices for our CADD systems, enabling direct digital mapping of topographic surveys and computer analysis of contours, slopes and quantities. 

Tree surveys are getting more and more popular. We survey and map trees labeling the diameter of the tree, diameter drip line or canopy and species.

TITLE AND AS-BUILT SURVEYS

Fort Worth Surveying as-built surveys begin with boundary survey of the project. Physical features such as buildings, easements, utilities and roads are then surveyed, described and mapped into the boundary survey to form a land title survey. Our company offers degrees and specifications of as-built surveying tailored to the client's needs and the requirements of the project. "ALTA" or American Land and Title Association, surveys are also performed at our company if required.

Form and Slab surveys can be accomplished as requested by the client. Some city municipalities required these surveys through the inspection department.

PLAT MAPPING AND LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS

Fort Worth Surveying provides plat mapping services in conjunction with the efforts of working with the planning and civil engineering companies.  Plat maps are prepared on our CADD system.  The method of preparation is determined by the size, type and requirements of the project.  Maps include lots, blocks, rights-of-way and dedications.

We can assists clients during the platting process by attending various city staff meetings and maintaining a working relationship with the city staff members and government officials.

CONSTRUCTION LAYOUT

Fort Worth Surveying provides and specializes in construction layout for various facilities and utilities including:

                          Master planned communities

                    Commercial, office and industrial buildings

                    Multi-story and high-rise buildings

                    Bridges, highways, roads

                    Parking structures

                    Parking lots

                    Airports

                    Water, sewer, storm, electrical, cable, gas, electric

Construction layout is supervised by a RPLS.  Field crews are responsible for layout, recording field activities, verifying daily logs for accuracy and assuring construction layout conforms to construction plans.  Transfer of data to and from the surveying instruments from construction plans is essential for quality control and assurance.

CONTROL MONUMENTATION

Fort Worth Surveying provides control monumentation for many large-scale projects to control various phases of engineering, design and construction.  Projects include multi-story and high rise buildings, residential and commercial developments, and heavy highway construction.

Our company provides the equipment, materials and expertise to establish a network of control monuments. Once the monuments have been established, field crews survey the position and elevation values of the monuments.  These values are used by our surveyors in the preparation of plans and maps to control the specific phases of engineering, design and construction.

GROUND CONTROL FOR AERIAL TOPOGRAPHY

Fort Worth Surveying has extensive background in establishing horizontal and vertical ground control networks for aerial topography.  The company has the equipment and expertise required to lay out, reference and target second and third order networks.  We coordinate all operations with various photogrammetric companies and is capable of supplying control data through direct data transmission.

ROUTE AND RIGHT OF WAY SURVEYING

Fort Worth Surveying offers route surveying including locating utilities, roads, streams, man-made features, boundary lines and topographical information necessary to prepare construction plans, easements and right of way maps.  Office functions include deed research, preparation of easement descriptions and exhibits and utility research.

OIL AND GAS SURVEYS

Fort Worth Surveying offers surveying services to oil and gas companies. We prepare Preliminary and Final Plats, Land Use Plats, Designation of Unit Plats, Asdrilled Plats, and City Permit Plats needed to secure permits for the drilling of the wells. These plats are submitted to the Texas Railroad Commission, Counties, and Cities to obtain the permits. Research for the units of property within the leases and deeds are done..  Office functions include deed research, preparation of easement descriptions and exhibits and utility research.