Land/GPS Surveying

We pride ourselves in collecting and logging the most accurate data possible.  To do so our survey crews utilize only the top industry standard equipment such as Trimble GPS receivers and survey controllers, and TOPCON and Nikon total stations that allow easy access to feature code libraries and data dictionaries commonly used to reduce human error and improve overall efficiency.   These crews offer a wide range of land surveying and mapping services for all needs, including: 

  • Horizontal and Vertical Control Networks
  • Boundary and Land Title (ALTA/ACSM) Surveys
  • Right-of-Way Determination and Mapping
  • Route Location Surveys
  • Bridge Surveys (Highway and Railroad)
  • Environmental Surveys
  • Land Development Surveys
  • Easement Plats
  • Subdivision Design
  • Photogrammetric Ground Control
  • Construction Staking and Post Construction “As-Builts”
  • 3D GPS Machine Controls
  • Topographic, Hydrologic, and Location Surveys
  • CADD Mapping
  • GIS Data Acquisition
  • Records Research

Our Work in Your Communities

Smith Creek Sewer Improvements - Raleigh, North Carolina

Surveying leads to larger sewer improvements


In the midst of rapid growth, the City of Raleigh has been aggressively investing in its wastewater systems to handle added workload. Due to surcharging and sanitary sewer overflows, the Smith Creek sewer needed to be improved.
Our team first provided the City with a Preliminary Engineering Report and an Environmental Assessment, during which we performed preliminary surveying of the existing sewer, including the survey of existing sewer infrastructure. We also partnered with a local environmental consultant to perform wetland delineations and assist our project team with the Environmental Assessment.
After an assessment of the existing sewer through a CCTV inspection, it was decided to continue using the existing line and to parallel it with a new sewer line, so a full topographic survey was performed. Point repairs and line replacements were recommended for the existing line and incorporated into the design phase of the parallel line, after which we proceeded with bidding and negotiation, and partial construction administration for the parallel and replacement of 42,400 LF of 8-inch through 36-inch gravity sewer.
The $10.5 million improvement was completed in early 2016 and our surveying efforts are currently focused on as-built surveys for the constructed facilities.

Green Mill Run Watershed Planning - Greenville, North Carolina

GPS receivers on NC CORS Network help map an exceptionally large area


The purpose of the project was to map a complete storm drainage system conveying public water within the Green Mill Run watershed. Initially the watershed had to be divided into subwatersheds using GIS analyses of LiDAR data. The project involved a scout up front to provide schematics of connectivity between storm water structures and open drainage systems within the map book.  Field crews utilized the preliminary connectivity sketches to locate and collect pertinent information of individual structures. The process of field data collection for such a large project area was expedited through the usage GPS receivers operating on the NC Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) Network, allowing coordinates to be corrected on-the-fly.  Areas of dense canopy and tall building structures had to be located conventionally with a total station.   Based upon the attributes collected within the field, structures could be connected using GIS programming to allow for a network analysis and storm water modeling. Lastly, the large geodatabase of individual structures and its seamless connectivity within the Green Mill Run watershed were transferred to the modeling engineer where analyses were performed to determine areas of potential flooding.