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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 […]

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What Goes into Engineering Design Surveys?

Engineering design surveys are an important part of the product or system development process, as they help gather essential information and requirements to inform the design phase. These surveys can vary depending on the specific project and its goals, but they generally include several key elements: Project Scope and Objectives:  Define the purpose and goals […]

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What Goes into an Aviation Land Survey

An aviation land survey is a specialized type of survey conducted to assess and prepare land for aviation purposes, such as airport construction, expansion, or maintenance. These surveys ensure that the land meets safety and regulatory requirements for aviation operations. Here are the key components of an aviation land survey: Aerial Survey:  Aerial photography or […]

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Drone Surveys Versus Land Surveys

Drone surveys and traditional land surveys are both methods used to collect data about the physical characteristics and topography of a piece of land, but they differ in terms of technology, data collection methods, and applications. Here are the key differences between the two: Data Collection Technology: Drone Survey: Drone surveys, also known as UAV […]

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What Is A Commercial Property Easement?

A commercial property easement is a legal right that allows someone who is not the property owner to use a specific portion of the property for a specific purpose. Essentially, it grants the holder of the easement the legal right to access, use, or cross the property for a particular reason, even though they don’t […]

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What Is Involved in a Subdivision Survey?

A Subdivision Survey is a process that involves dividing a parcel of land into smaller lots or tracts for  development. The survey is typically carried out by licensed land surveyors and involves several steps and considerations. Here are the key elements involved in a Subdivision Survey: Initial Assessment: The surveyor evaluates the existing legal description, […]

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What Is The Most Common Type of Land Survey?

The most common type of land survey is known as a Boundary Survey or cadastral survey.

This type of survey involves determining the precise boundaries and measurements of a parcel of land. Boundary surveys are conducted to establish legal property boundaries, identify property lines, and resolve boundary disputes.

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Land Surveying’s Role In The Development Of Florida

Land surveying played a critical role in the creation of Florida as a state. Florida was first explored and mapped by Spanish explorers in the early 1500s, but it was not until the 1800s that the United States began to take an interest in the region.  In 1824, the US government passed the General […]

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Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Land Surveyor

There are several benefits in hiring a commercial land surveyor for your property-related and infrastructure projects. Commercial surveyors have expertise in measuring, mapping, and analyzing land to provide accurate and reliable information for numerous purposes for real estate, infrastructure and more. Here are some key benefits of hiring a commercial land surveyor: Overall, hiring a […]

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Why Alta Land Title Surveys Are Important for Retail Development Properties

Prior to developing new retail properties, or upgrading and renovating existing ones, a financial lender will require an ALTA land survey to be completed on the property.  Failing to show an ALTA report can result in postponing the deal. Stoner is a leading expert in preparing ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, having performed thousands of these […]

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We Love Land Surveying

February is often known for being a month dedicated to and all about love.  At Stoner, we truly love land surveying and have been providing services to the South Florida area for over two decades.  Our mission has always been focused on Experience, Excellence, Service and Technology: These are the watchwords that we apply to […]

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New Construction Projects Ahead

With the beginning of a new year we are pleased to work on many new construction projects. The following are just a few in our pipeline: At Stoner, we provide the most common surveys that are necessary for any new construction projects, including: Starting a new construction project in 2023? Let our qualified team get […]

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Happy Holidays

As we come to the close of 2022, we would like to take a moment to express our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones for a healthy and happy holiday season. On behalf of Stoner, we extend our gratitude to you for your continued trust in our company.  As a result, many of our […]

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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 […]

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Specific Purpose Surveys

Specific Purpose Surveys are surveys that do not qualify to be under the definition of Control, Boundary, Topographic, Hydrographic, As-built/Record, Construction Layout or Quantity Survey. The purpose of this type of survey is very specific in nature as specified by the client. The purpose will be stated on the survey sketch or report. For example, […]

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Choosing The Right Surveying Company for Your Project Needs

When it comes to choosing the right land surveying company for your commercial real estate needs there is arguably nothing more important to get you the results you are looking for than choosing a company that can deliver to your expectations.  Hiring a firm that does not have the expertise in your area of need […]

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Factors That Can Impact The Cost Of A Boundary Survey

A Boundary Survey is usually ordered in anticipation of a real estate closing. The purchaser, generally at the lender’s request, stipulates if the survey is required to meet American Land Title Association, National Society of Professional Surveyors specifications or State of Florida Standards of Practice.  The standards specified determine the level of detail and accuracy […]

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Common Uses of Drones in Surveying and Mapping

The use of drones in surveying is becoming increasingly in demand.  Often referred to as Drone Mapping, it is an aerial survey that uses sensors, such as RGB or multispectral cameras, or LiDAR payloads that can capture a vast quantity of data, quickly. These aerial surveys combine the sensors along with survey-grade ground points and […]

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South Florida’s Flood Zone Designations

Flood surveys and elevation surveys are two popular services provided by Stoner. These surveys are required to ensure that all new buildings adhere to proper flood, elevation, and building requirements.  Elevation certificates for construction properties are available and help determine if a property is located within a designated flood zone. In order to determine whether […]

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What Is The Difference Between a Topographic Survey and a Boundary Survey?

A Boundary Survey is usually ordered in anticipation of a real estate closing. The purchaser, generally at the lender’s request, stipulates if the survey is required to meet ALTA (American Land Title Association) / NSPS  (National Society of Professional Surveyors) specifications or State of Florida Standards of Practice.  The standards specified determine the level of […]

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What Is The Difference Between an ALTA Survey and a Regular Boundary Survey?

The main difference between an ALTA survey and a standard Boundary Survey is that the land surveyor is required to review any possible exceptions or encumbrances to the subject property as determined by a title examiner through a detailed title examination.  This also requires that the title examiner or closing attorney closely review the survey […]

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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 […]

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