Exacta Land Surveyors is Florida's leading provider of Land Surveying Services. We cover all 67 Florida Counties and take pride in exceeding our clients' expectations. Exacta uses the latest technologies to accurately identify, mark your property corners and show all of your boundaries and improvements on an easy to read color map. With over forty full time employees located throughout Florida and a network of licensed and insured land surveyors, we complete surveys accurately, professionally, quickly and with an incredibly competitive price.
For real estate professionals, we offer an array of services to simplify your process and promote your business. Proactive software integration with Closing Software platforms to allow one-click order placement, personalized branded surveys, and our call and email ahead to the listing agent to let the occupant know that we are coming, Exacta is continually seeking ways to help make our clients more successful. Please contact our sales representative in your area. We would welcome the opportunity to help you better understand the Exacta advantage.
For more information on our products and services, please contact us directly. For your convenience, a description of the most common survey services are listed below. We look forward to serving you.
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Boundary Surveys establish the true boundaries of a given property. Using previously recorded legal descriptions, recorded plats, right of way maps and other established landmarks, our professional land surveyor seeks to follow in the steps of the land surveyors before us and seek monuments in the field that relate to the recorded information. We may or may not find survey monuments that relate to our property or that might even relate to our adjacent properties. Given what is found, the professional land surveyor will use all of the field evidence or lack thereof and any and all found recorded information provide his professional opinion of the boundary of a property. Once his opinion is rendered, the found property corner monuments will be flagged, missing corner monuments will be set and a map will be issued to our client showing the found and/ or set survey monuments in relationship to all of the improvements on our property. Survey monuments are typically set about six inches below the surface of the earth so that they might go undisturbed. Survey monuments can be a iron rods, pipes, or concrete monuments with a brass disk. Should the property corner fall on concrete or asphalt, surveyors will typically set nails with a disk. All of the corners that are set by Exacta bear our name and licensed business number of 7337. Years ago, land surveyors would use stones, trees, pine stakes, walls, fences, or even flag poles or building corners as monuments to describe property. When we run across older legal descriptions which refer to such older type monuments, it can certainly lead to confusion as many old monuments were either destroyed or even moved.
An ALTA Survey, is actually a shortened title for ALTA/ACSM (American Land Title Association/ American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.) ALTA surveys are often ordered by our clients working with commercial or high value and increased liability properties. An ALTA survey require additional research, detail and redundant standards set forth jointly by the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. By having a high national standard, companies can work across state and county lines without worrying about varying and often idiomatic state and local surveying standards. Commercial Boundary Surveys may also be performed on commercial properties, and any survey conducted on a commercial property tends to be far more time consuming for any land survey company. Even more so, ALTA surveys require several additional procedures at every step of the process thereby being even more costly. It is important to remember that Residential or Commercial Boundary surveys certainly render a professional opinion of a licensed land surveyor and contain more information than is commonly needed; however, any boundary survey does not have to live up to the same set of standards as an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey.
An Elevation Certificate is ordered by clients who are seeking to obtain Flood Insurance from the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) when the property that they own or that they are purchasing is located in a Flood Hazard Area. Flood Hazard Areas are any flood zone beginning with the letters "A" or "V". If the property is not located in a Flood Hazard Area, typically the NFIP will issue flood insurance at a base/ low risk rate without requiring an Elevation Certificate. An Elevation Certificate will show the elevation of the living space of the structure in relationship the the BFE (Base Flood Elevation.) Any living space of any structure lying below the BFE is deemed to have a greater than 1% chance of flooding annually. Therefore, the higher the elevation of the structure in relationship to the BFE, the lower the risk and the lower the insurance premiums. An Elevation Certificate will certify the elevation of the structure in the given datum; however, only a Flood Certificate can certify the flood "zone" in which the property lies.
When building a new home, there are a handful of basic steps which differ slightly by County and the local governing municipality. No two permit inspectors are the same, and often what is more than enough for one permit officer is no where near the needs of another. No matter the details that might be needed or the exact format that each government agency needs to see them, they all amount to more or less the same procedures, some of which might be omitted by the local governing body. First, the builder will need a boundary survey of the property that is being purchased. It is always best to inform the survey company that it it your intention to build on that property so they might combine trips and save some their time and your money. Next, will be a topographical survey or a topo to show the elevations of the parcel at different intervals. Based upon the boundary survey, the zoning setbacks and the topo, the architect and engineer will decide on a site plan. When the plan is finalized, they will send the plan to the surveyor for him to draw the "Site Plan" onto the existing survey. After approved, the construction company will ask the survey company to stake out the concrete pad. Occasionally, after the form boards are set, counties will require a "Form Board Survey" to show the location of the form boards and therefore the proposed location and elevations of the concrete pad. Once the concrete is poured, most municipalities will require a "Foundation Location Survey", commonly called a "Spot Survey". Often, at this point the surveyor will need to furnish an Elevation Certificate "under construction". Sometimes, surveyors are asked to provide a "Tie-Beam Survey" to be viewed during the inspection of Masonry walls to ensure that they were completed with steel reinforcement with proper overlapping and support. Almost always, the last step to this process is a Final Survey to be used to obtain a certificate of occupancy. Exacta provides any and all of the Builders Services above for single and multi-lot construction. As always, good communication between the architect, engineer, builder and surveyor is the key to any successful building project.