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What is a Pre-Construction Commercial Land Survey?

A Pre-Construction Commercial Land Survey is a detailed examination and measurement of a piece of land conducted before any construction activities begin on a commercial property. The primary purpose of this survey is to gather accurate and comprehensive information about the physical characteristics, boundaries, and topography of the land. This information is crucial for ensuring that the construction project adheres to legal requirements, zoning regulations, and other relevant standards.

Key components of a Pre-Construction Commercial Land Survey may include:

Boundary Identification: Determining and marking the exact boundaries of the property to avoid encroachments onto neighboring properties.

Topographic Mapping: Creating detailed maps that illustrate the natural and man-made features of the land, such as hills, valleys, water bodies, trees, structures, and utility lines.

Easements and Right-of-Way: Identifying and documenting any existing easements or rights-of-way that may affect the property. This helps prevent legal issues related to access and use of the land.

Zoning Compliance: Ensuring that the intended construction aligns with local zoning regulations and land-use planning guidelines.

Site Analysis: Assessing the suitability of the land for the proposed construction project, taking into consideration factors like soil conditions, drainage patterns, and environmental considerations.

Legal Documentation: Providing a comprehensive report and legal documentation, such as a surveyor’s certificate, that can be submitted to regulatory authorities, lenders, and other stakeholders.

This survey is typically conducted by licensed land surveyors who use specialized equipment and techniques to gather precise measurements and data. The information obtained from a Pre-Construction Commercial Land Survey is valuable for architects, engineers, developers, and other professionals involved in the construction process to plan and execute the project in compliance with local regulations and to avoid potential legal disputes.

If you are considering purchasing a commercial parcel of land for your business, call the professional surveyors at Stoner to discuss your project at 954-585-0997.  We will be able to guide you through what surveys you will need and assist you in making a sound financial decision for your business.

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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