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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Top Reasons to Have a Commercial Land Survey

From engineers to lenders to commercial property owners, everyone needs a land survey at some point. Land surveys can help with many important tasks, from identifying plot sizes to avoiding encroachment of other properties. We have outlined the top reasons for land surveys below. Diving Up Commercial Land   If the goal is to divide […]

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What Is a Boundary Encroachment?

Why Do They Cause Problems in Commercial Real Estate? First let’s answer the question, what is a boundary encroachment?  A boundary encroachment is a physical structure that crosses a parcel boundary or property line.  There are four common types of boundary encroachments which are perimeter encroachments, such as a fence or wall around the perimeter; […]

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South Florida Construction

The past two years have been challenging with the coronavirus pandemic changing the way we live and work, especially in South Florida.  Construction in the Sunshine State has proven that Florida is not just for snowbirds and tourists anymore. Instead, people are coming to the state to take advantage of the weather and the growing […]

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The Importance of Environmental and Vegetation Surveys

As most know, surveys are an important part of real estate transactions; from determining property boundaries to mapping elevations for land development and more.  There are also times when it is important to consider the environment and vegetation on and around the property.  At Stoner, our licensed surveyors are authorized to perform vital components in […]

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Should You Get a Boundary Survey When Buying a Parcel for Your Business?

When it comes to commercial real estate purchases for your business; fewer things have longer lasting repercussions for your business financials.  Therefore, the short answer to “should you get a boundary survey when buying a parcel for your business?” is ABSOLUTELY!!!  Now, let’s look at a few reasons why: A boundary survey can help to […]

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The What, Why and How Before Hiring a Surveyor

Work products / schedule:  You find yourself in need of a boundary survey and you need a surveyor… What next?  Determining these important what, why and how elements play a key role in ensuring your survey serve the purpose for why you needed a boundary survey in the first place.  Before you get started make […]

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Pre-Construction Planning and The Role of a Land Surveyor

New construction project on the horizon?  During the pre-construction planning process, a surveying firm can bring great value to the construction project by minimizing or eliminating costly delays in the project schedules and provide data to help define project scope for strategic pre-construction planning.  In addition, a surveying firm can maximize the project startup efficiencies […]

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Surveying In Ancient Cultures

Did you know? Without surveying, the world as we know it would be much different from a structural, economical, and overall functional standpoint. Surveying has shaped our modern culture in numerous ways from establishing land boundary for ownership to mapping out safe development zones within individual communities. This was recognized early on by ancient cultures as a vital […]

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New at Stoner: Company Announcement

Stoner is pleased to announce our new company brand and website. Our Brand While we embrace our successful past, we also look to the future ahead. Today, we proudly unveil our reimagined identity — Stoner & Associates is now, simply, Stoner. Our Website Along with our new brand, we have launched our newly redesigned website […]

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Land Surveying After A Storm

Although not commonly thought of as playing a pivotal role in the reconstruction of a disaster area from a natural disaster; Land surveying can play a vital role in getting thing back to normal after a severe storm such as a hurricane, tornado, or massive flooding event. These types of natural disasters often blur property […]

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Spring is the Perfect Time for Land Surveying

In Florida, Land Surveying is completed all year long depending on when projects need to be completed. However, there are certain times of the year that are ideal for land surveying than others. Surveying during the spring months is a lot better than trying to complete a survey in the heat of the summer, dealing […]

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Mason–Dixon line – A Historical Survey Landmark in US History

Land Surveying is one of the oldest professions in the world. A historical survey landmark in US history is the Mason-Dixon Line. So, what is the Mason-Dixon Line and why is it important? The “Mason and Dixon’s Line” was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon in the resolution of a border dispute between British colonies in Colonial America. […]

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Hiring A Land Surveyor

Commercial Land Surveying can be a complicated business, and for that reason we have provided the following important areas to consider when hiring a Land Surveyor. Make sure they are a qualified surveyor. According to Florida Statute, in order to become a licensed professional, you must have a degree in surveying and mapping of 4 […]

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What’s Involved in a Utility Map

Utility Map, also known as Underground Utility Location Survey or Utility Mapping, shows the positioning and identification of buried pipes and cables beneath the ground. The procedure involves detecting things like sewers, electric cables, telecoms cables, gas and water mains. The purpose of this particular type of survey is the horizontal location of underground utilities […]

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A Close Look a Topographic Surveys

A Topographic Survey is a survey that collects data on the elevation points of an area of land and presents them as contour lines on a plot. In general, a topographic survey will provide data on the natural and man-made features of the land, in addition to its elevations. The characteristics of a topographical survey […]

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Why Land Surveying Is Important

Surveyors  play an important part in  all real estate transactions; from determining property boundaries to mapping elevations for land development, a licensed surveyor is the only legal entity authorized to perform vital components in most real estate endeavors. What Is Land Surveying When you ask most people about land surveyors and what they do the […]

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New Year – 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: McJunkin Farms – Loxahatchee Road , Parkland , FL Lakewood Road Apartments – Lake Worth, FL Dania Beach Energy Center – Fort Lauderdale, FL NW 68th Ave Canal Headwall […]

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What Land Surveyor’s Use in the Field

As commercial land surveyors, we carry around a great deal of equipment to get the job done right. When out in the field, quite often we are mistaken for photographers because of the tripods, but the rest of our gear quickly dismisses that thought. We deal with precise measurements, so it’s crucial to have the […]

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Know Your Flood Zones

Florida, being a state with a significant portion of its landmass near or at sea level, is particularly susceptible to flooding, especially during hurricane season. As a result, flood surveys and elevation surveys are crucial tools used by government agencies, environmental organizations, and urban planners to understand flood risks, manage development, and plan for infrastructure […]

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