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The Importance of Surveying a Property Line

Although a land survey may seem tedious and unnecessary when doing some projects, in fact there are many cases in which they become valuable, cost saving tools.  Recently one of our clients found out how important a survey can be.  The client contacted us with concerns about a retaining wall that borders their property.  They stated that the wall is crumbling, and client does not know who is responsible for repairs to the wall.  LandTech was able to help!  A crew went out and completed a boundary survey of the property, and also mapped the points of the retaining wall in question. After all of the information was compiled a map of the property was made showing all of the needed information. This in turn helped decide who was responsible for any new construction or repairs that were needed to happen with the wall.

 

When do I need a land Survey

If you own land, there is a good chance that you may find yourself in need of a land survey done by one of our licensed professional land surveyors at LandTech.  Some of the common situations where a land survey is recommended and/or possibly required include:

  • Purchasing Land It’s always a good idea to have land surveyed before a land purchase is made. It shows where property lines fall and give a verification of the property’s acreage.
  • Selling Land- Having a property surveyed provides buyers with a higher level of confidence in the property and gives perspective buyers the information needed to make a decision to purchase.
  • Dividing Land- If you own a large plot of land and want to divide it into smaller parcels or lots, a survey will be required to make sure your land is divided in accordance with local zoning laws and regulations.
  • Making Improvements-  County and/or city laws will require a land survey to be performed before you can add any improvements, such as additional structures, fences, or ditch work done on a property.
  • New Construction- New construction requires a land survey to ensure the building is done with in the proper lot lines. Construction surveying or staking, is to take a proposed construction plan set on paper, and physically represent the plan onto the existing site.
  • As-Built Survey- An As-Built Survey is done when a construction project is completed, showing all existing conditions along with major changes in relation to the completed project, showing that indeed, the project has been built by the contractor the way that the engineer’s design specified it to be built.
  • Conflict Resolution- If there is a conflict between neighboring property’s lot lines it is wise to obtain a survey done by a licensed professional land surveyor.   example: conflict over who owns and maintains a fence on a lot line.
  • FEMA Elevation Certificate- Is used by insurance agents for the purpose of quoting your property for a flood insurance rate. An Elevation Certificate is also used to support a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), which can remove your requirements to have flood insurance for your property.

 

If you are looking for a land surveyor in southeastern Wisconsin contact LandTech at:

262-367-7599

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or visit our website at: www.wisconsinsurveys.com

Elevation Certificate in South Milwaukee, WI

Land Tech Surveying, LLC, just recently finished an Elevation Certificate for a land owner in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin in Milwaukee County. The owner was in the process of refinancing their home and were required to purchase flood insurance for the first time.    The clients house is shown within the Zone A flood limits, meaning that there is no base flood elevation determined for that floodway.    We were able to fill out the LOMC application and submit the needed information to FEMA, so that they are able to make a determination as to whether or not the structure is within the floodway.

FEMA came out with new flood maps in 2008 for most of Southeastern Wisconsin which shows an expanded range of floodways.   This has affected thousands of homeowners, which are now required to purchase flood insurance for the first time or at a higher rate than before.

Land Tech completes numerous elevation certificates  year after year, and has helped many land owners either lower their flood insurance or completely rid themselves of having to purchase flood insurance by filing a LOMA with FEMA.  In return, they will save thousands of dollars over the years to come.

Land Tech Surveying, LLC, will help those who feel they are paying for flood insurance unjustly, or would like to have their home rated for flood insurance.  Having been through the process many of times, we understand the frustrations and complexities this process may entail.  Put our experience to the test as we have successfully helped many of our clients save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars a year.  Let Land Tech fill out an Elevation Certificate or a LOMA, and let us handle this difficult process with FEMA to lower your flood insurance.

If you are looking for a land surveyor in Milwaukee County or Southeastern Wisconsin, give Land Tech a call at 262-367-7599. You can also checkout our website at www.wisconsinsurveys.com or email us at landtechsurveying@gmail.com

Sincerely,

John Downing, PLS

Elevation Certificate in Glendale, WI

Land Tech Surveying, LLC, just recently finished an Elevation Certificate and a LOMA for a land owner in Glendale, Wisconsin in Milwaukee County. The owner was in the process of refinancing their home and were required to purchase flood insurance for the first time.    Land Tech was able to help this property owner prove that their house was located outside of the 100-year flood elevation, therefore not being required to purchase flood insurance.  

FEMA came out with new flood maps in 2008 for most of Southeastern Wisconsin which shows an expanded range of floodways.   This has affected thousands of homeowners, which are now required to purchase flood insurance for the first time or at a higher rate than before.

Land Tech completes numerous elevation certificates  year after year, and has helped many land owners either lower their flood insurance or completely rid themselves of having to purchase flood insurance by filing a LOMA with FEMA.  In return, they will save thousands of dollars over the years to come.

Land Tech Surveying, LLC, will help those who feel they are paying for flood insurance unjustly, or would like to have their home rated for flood insurance.  Having been through the process many of times, we understand the frustrations and complexities this process may entail.  Put our experience to the test as we have successfully helped many of our clients save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars a year.  Let Land Tech fill out an Elevation Certificate or a LOMA, and let us handle this difficult process with FEMA to lower your flood insurance.

If you are looking for a land surveyor in Milwaukee County or Southeastern Wisconsin, give Land Tech a call at 262-367-7599. You can also checkout our website at www.wisconsinsurveys.com or email us at landtechsurveying@gmail.com

Sincerely,

John Downing, PLS

Pewaukee Elevation Certificate

Land Tech Surveying, LLC, just recently finished an Elevation Certificate for a land owner in Pewaukee, Wisconsin in  Waukesha County. The owner was in the process of refinancing their home and were required to purchase flood insurance for the first time.    Unfortunately for the home owner, the lowest adjacent grade of the house was just below the base flood elevation computed by FEMA.  The Elevation Certificate can now be used to properly rate the property for flood insurance.

FEMA came out with new flood maps in 2008 for most of Southeastern Wisconsin which shows an expanded range of floodways.   This has affected thousands of homeowners, which are now required to purchase flood insurance for the first time or at a higher rate than before. Land Tech completes numerous elevation certificates  year after year, and has helped many land owners either lower their flood insurance or completely rid themselves of having to purchase flood insurance by filing a LOMA with FEMA.  In return, they will save thousands of dollars over the years to come.

Land Tech Surveying, LLC, can help those who feel they are paying for flood insurance unjustly, or would like to have their home rated for flood insurance.  Having been through the process many of times, we understand the frustrations and complexities this process may entail.  Put our experience to the test as we have successfully helped many of our clients save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars a year.  Let Land Tech fill out an Elevation Certificate or a LOMA, and let us handle this difficult process with FEMA to lower your flood insurance.

If you are looking for a land surveyor in Waukesha County or Southeastern Wisconsin, give Land Tech a call at 262-367-7599. You can also checkout our website at www.wisconsinsurveys.com or email us at john@landtechwi.com

Sincerely,

John Downing, PLS

What areas of Wisconsin do you service?

Southeastern Wisconsin (Waukesha County, Milwaukee County, Washington County, Ozaukee County, Dodge County, Jefferson County, Walworth County, Racine County and Kenosha County) is our main service area.  We also do work throughout the rest of the State of Wisconsin.

Waukesha County: Brookfield, Delafield, Muskego, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee, Chenequa, Waukesha, Dousman, Eagle, Elm Grove, Hartland, Lannon, Menomonee Falls, Merton, Mukwonago, Nashotah, North Prairie, Oconomowoc Lake, Sussex, Wales, Genesee, Lisbon, Ottawa, Summit, & Vernon

Milwaukee County: Milwaukee, Cudahy, Franklin, Glendale, Greenfield, Oak Creek, St. Francis, South Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, West Allis, Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Greendale, Hales Corners, River Hills, Shorewood, West Milwaukee, & Whitefish Bay

Washington County: Hartford, West Bend, Germantown, Jackson, Kewaskum, Newburg, Richfield, Slinger, Addison, Barton, Erin, Farmington, Polk, Trenton, & Wayne

Ozaukee County: Cedarburg, Mequon, Port Washington, Bayside, Belgium, Fredonia, Grafton, Newburg, Saukville, & Thiensville

Racine County: Racine, Burlington, Caledonia, Elmwood Park, Mount Pleasant, Rochester, Sturtevant, Union Grove, Waterford, Wind Point, Dover, Norway, Raymond, & Yorkville

Walworth County: Walworth, Burlington, Delavan, Elkhorn, Lake Geneva, Whitewater, Darien, East Troy, Fontana-on-Geneva Lake, Genoa City, Mukwonago, Sharon, Williams Bay, Bloomfield, Geneva, La Grange, Linn, & Richmond

Kenosha County: Kenosha, Paddock Lake, Pleasant Prairie, Silver Lake, Twin Lakes, Genoa City, Brighton, Bristol, Paris, Randall, Salem, Somers, & Wheatland

When is a survey necessary?

Prior to purchasing land, Prior to installing a fence, building a house, or other type of construction, Prior to dividing land into smaller parcels, When you sell a piece of land that has not been previously surveyed, To verify the amount of land assessed for taxes, When you think there is an encroachment on your land, For design and development purposes, & For peace of mind.

Kewaskum Elevation Certificate

Land Tech Surveying, LLC, just recently finished an Elevation Certificate and for a land owner in Kewaskum, in Washington County, Wisconsin.  The owner was in the process of refinancing their business property and were required to purchase flood insurance.    Land Tech was able to help this property owner by filling out an elevation certificate so that the property could be properly rated for flood insurance.  

FEMA came out with new flood maps in 2008 for most of Southeastern Wisconsin which shows an expanded range of floodways.   This has affected thousands of homeowners, which are now required to purchase flood insurance for the first time or at a higher rate than before.

Land Tech completes numerous elevation certificates  year after year, and has helped many land owners either lower their flood insurance or completely rid themselves of having to purchase flood insurance by filing a LOMA with FEMA.  In return, they will save thousands of dollars over the years to come.

Land Tech Surveying, LLC, will help those who feel they are paying for flood insurance unjustly, or would like to have their home rated for flood insurance.  Having been through the process many of times, we understand the frustrations and complexities this process may entail.  Put our experience to the test as we have successfully helped many of our clients save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars a year.  Let Land Tech fill out an Elevation Certificate or a LOMA, and let us handle this difficult process with FEMA to lower your flood insurance.

If you are looking for a land surveyor in Washington County or Southeastern Wisconsin, give Land Tech a call at 262-367-7599. You can also checkout our website at www.wisconsinsurveys.com or email us at landtechsurveying@gmail.com

Sincerely,

John Downing, RLS

Milwaukee Elevation Certificate

Land Tech Surveying, LLC, just recently finished an Elevation Certificate and filed a LOMA  with FEMA for a land owner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in Milwaukee County. The owner was in the process of refinancing their home and were required to purchase flood insurance for the first time.    Land Tech was able to help this property owner prove that their house was located outside of the 100-year flood elevation, therefore not being required to purchase flood insurance.  

FEMA came out with new flood maps in 2008 for most of Southeastern Wisconsin which shows an expanded range of floodways.   This has affected thousands of homeowners, which are now required to purchase flood insurance for the first time or at a higher rate than before.

Land Tech completes numerous elevation certificates  year after year, and has helped many land owners either lower their flood insurance or completely rid themselves of having to purchase flood insurance by filing a LOMA with FEMA.  In return, they will save thousands of dollars over the years to come.

Land Tech Surveying, LLC, will help those who feel they are paying for flood insurance unjustly, or would like to have their home rated for flood insurance.  Having been through the process many of times, we understand the frustrations and complexities this process may entail.  Put our experience to the test as we have successfully helped many of our clients save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars a year.  Let Land Tech fill out an Elevation Certificate or a LOMA, and let us handle this difficult process with FEMA to lower your flood insurance.

If you are looking for a land surveyor in Milwaukee County or Southeastern Wisconsin, give Land Tech a call at 262-367-7599. You can also checkout our website at www.wisconsinsurveys.com or email us at landtechsurveying@gmail.com

Sincerely,

John Downing, RLS

Brookfield Land Surveyor

Land Tech recently helped a developer layout 5 different condo buildings on 5 different lots in a condo development in Brookfield, Wisconsin. It was very important to have the layout of all the buildings ahead of time to make sure that all the building setbacks were met. Two of the buildings were staked and will be ready for excavation once the building permits are issued.

There seems to be some positive action within the condo industry in Southeastern Wisconsin. Some of Land Tech’s developers have purchased bankrupt developments from the banks, and are able to turn a small profit. Land Tech has staked out multiple condo buildings in Milwaukee county and Waukesha county in the last few months.

If you are in need of land surveying or land planning services, visit www.wisconsinsurveys.com and request some information, or call 262-367-7599 to discuss.