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Post Storm Land Surveying

Florida certainly has had its share of storms over the years.  Even though surveyors don’t receive the publicity given to first responders and disaster relief personnel, they still play a vital part in the reconstruction of areas that have been totally washed out by a hurricane or powerful storm. In fact, the expertise that land surveyors have can help communities rise above from the destruction and become stronger and more structurally sound than they were before.

The following are a few ways that land surveyors lend a hand in the aftermath of a powerful storm:

Reassessing Property Lines

Land Surveyors can reestablish the boundaries of both private and public property parcels in areas where property markers have been destroyed by storms or hurricanes.

Identifying Topography Changes

Since strong storm surges and flooding can drastically alter topography, land surveyors can determine how much change has occurred from land assessments prior to the storm so that new construction can adapt to the newly altered landscape.

Identifying Areas Prone to Future Damage

In addition to topography changes, land surveyors can figure out whether the boundaries of a flood plain have changed after a storm or hurricane.  There are situations where topographical areas become susceptible to the destruction caused by future tropical storms or hurricanes.

Architects and Engineers Liaison

Surveyors can collaborate with architects and engineers for rebuilding projects which are designed to mitigate or prevent similar types of destruction caused by future strong storms.

New Construction Safety

After a major hurricane, it’s quite possible that certain properties might not be safe enough to rebuild on.  Land surveyors can recognize situations where the topography has shifted enough to make the land unsuitable for new construction.

Establishing a Buffer

Land surveyors can map out buffer areas necessary to prevent future losses from a coastal storm, surges or flooding that government or local officials could plan for.  

Rebuilding Bridges

After a storm has wiped a bridge out, reconstruction of the bridge in its original location is not always feasible.  Land surveyors can work with local governments to locate an appropriate spot for a bridge to be rebuilt.

At Stoner,  we are experts in the area of specific purpose surveys, boundary surveys, topographic surveys and many other related property surveys.  Most importantly, we know that you need your survey to be completed on time for your project.  We work hard to be part of your team and to answer any and all questions pertaining to various easements, the survey, certifications, and title commitments. For more information regarding the specific purpose surveying services offered by Stoner call us at 954-585-0997.

About Stoner

Since 1988, Stoner has continually provided the highest level of quality service to each and every project.  Staying true to the company mission statement of Experience, Excellence, Service and Technology: These are the watchwords that we apply to each of our clients’ projects.  Today, the company services the greater South Florida area including Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Monroe Counties.  Allowing the team of professionals to deliver critical surveying services in a timely manner to both the private sector and the government.  For more information on Stoner, please call (954) 585-0997or visit



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