Get High Level of Investigation and Detail About Your Property Through ALTA ACSM Survey

The commercial property requires a special type of survey known as ALTA/ACSM. It was developed by the American Land Title Association and American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, which is already part of the National Society of Professional Surveyors. Unlike conventional boundary or residential surveying methods, the ALTA/ACSM survey is considered the gold standard among land surveys where a set of uniform standard code every time it is conducted. It is considered the gold standard in land surveying, too, and it can only be performed correctly by a reputable and established land surveying company that meets the policies and standards set by authorized institutions and the government. 

The ALTA/ACSM survey is specially designed for commercial purposes and performed as an aspect of due diligence. So, it is usually commissioned to provide information on setback requirements, county zoning laws, and the required height for the property. With this information, you can obtain a more detailed look at your property and make informed decisions about it. By consider this survey, you can avoid costly mistakes down the line. Just make sure that it will be conducted by a seasoned land surveyor that uses proven techniques & survey methods to ensure high-quality results, which will be helpful to insurance companies, too. 

Insurance companies and lenders may require the ALTA/ACSM survey as documentation proofs, security, for claims purposes, and other reasons. The information in the survey can help lenders and potential buyers investigate the property to determine any potential risks and to allow them to understand the benefits of owning it. There are many applications to ALTA/ACSM surveys, but mainly to provide information on property easements and boundaries, and to give suggestions for improvements, which can be done on the land. 

An ALTA/ACSM survey may reveal critical information about your property, too. It can pick up and take note of certain features on the land that may determine or affect its ownership, and aid in investigating the possibility of adverse rights on the property. The survey may show easements and improvements, encumbrances, ownership areas, encroachments, boundaries, and other critical information that may determine or affect land ownership. With all these details, the ALTA/ACSM land title survey should help you make informed and smart decisions whether you are buying, selling, building, or renovating the property. 

About the Author:

Armando Dupont, a professional land surveyor, started his career in surveying in 1977 and has extensive experience in managing personnel and projects. His experience includes: topographic mapping, boundary surveys and analysis, construction and control surveying, preparation of tract and parcel maps, earth work calculation and quantities, targeting and control for photogrammetric, and land title surveys in accordance with the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. Mr. DuPont founded Calvada Surveying, Inc. in 1989 and is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of California.

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07 Aug 2018

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