Davis Wanic Surveying

Davis Wanic Land Surveyors, P.C.

Serving the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin
Escanaba, Michigan
Phone: (906) 786-1755
 

FAQs

Is a survey really necessary?

A survey is necessary to protect your property rights. A survey will ensure that you acquire ownership for the land for which you are paying. It will explicitly illustrate where your property begins and where it ends. It will also protect you from having anybody else infringe upon your property. Additionally, you will be protected in case there may be any violations of building restrictions (encroachments) on the subject property.

How fast can I get my survey?

Simply put—we will meet your deadline. You tell us the date you need the survey, and we will deliver it to you.

What is an Elevation Certificate?

An Elevation Certificate, or FEMA Certificate, is a form developed and issued by The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and completed by a Professional Surveyor and Mapper. This form identifies the flood and non-flood hazard areas in which a particular property is located. The form also indicates the elevation of the building. The Elevation Certificate is used by insurance agents for the purpose of quoting your property flood insurance rates.

How do I know what type of survey I need?

  • ALTA Survey:
    A boundary survey meeting specific standards and requirements as set forth by American Land Title Association (ALTA) and American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). This type of survey is sometimes required by many title insurance companies, most often used for commercial properties.
  • As-Built Survey:
    A post-construction survey showing all major changes in relation to the completed project; It updates any revisions made.
  • Boundary Survey:
    A survey of a parcel of land as described by a metes and bounds legal description or a lot, block and plat book legal description. It also shows any existing structures as they relate to the property boundaries.
  • Elevation Certificate:
    Also known as a FEMA Certificate, this document identifies the flood and non-flood hazard areas in which a particular property is located. The form also indicates the elevation of the building. The Elevation Certificate is used by insurance agents for the purpose of quoting your property flood insurance rates
  • Final Survey:
    A survey of a parcel of land (preceded by a Spot Survey) showing all improvements made.
  • Formboard Survey:
    A survey where the proposed construction forms are staked out for the builder.
  • Property Line Stakeout:
    The setting of wood stakes (or iron pins) along the property lines of a parcel of land.
  • Spot Survey:
    A survey of a building under construction, showing the foundation as it relates to the property boundaries.
  • Topographic Survey:
    A survey of a parcel of land showing elevations throughout the boundary at a given interval.

Davis Wanic Land Surveyors, P.C.
1410 Ludington Street
Escanaba, Michigan 49829
p. 906.786.1755 f. 906.786.6487
info@daviswanic.com