Boundary Survey - The purpose of this survey is to establish or document
the perimeter of a parcel or tract of land and locate fixed improvements upon
the land. Internal improvements may be omitted depending on the required
use of the survey and needs of the client. Sometimes called "Mortgage
Surveys" when required by a bank for mortgage loans.
Topographic Survey - The location of existing features in a specified area to
relate both horizontal and vertical information (contours, spot elevations, etc).
Construction Sequence Surveys - These are often required for
construction or building additions by local governments. These surveys can
include (but are not limited to) Boundary Survey - Site Plan (proposed
additions added to existing boundary survey) - Construction Stakeout -
Formboard Survey - Stemwall Survey - Final Survey. As always, this will be
tailored to the clients needs/local requirements.
As-Builts and Record Drawings - Determining the final location of new
construction and/or improvements. This information is then compared to the
proposed plans to ensure the construction matches the proposed
improvements or is within specified guidelines.
Record Plat - Preparation of a plan or map of a piece of land for recordation
in the public records. Often used in the preparation of subdivisions and
communities but can also be required when combining or subdividing lands
within a particular municipality. Plats must first go through the "platting
process" on the city and/or county level and are then recorded as legal entities
within the county public records department.
Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) - Preparation of the form to remove
either a structure, parcel or portion of a property from a Special Flood Hazard
Area. If successful the result will be the removal of that piece and it's eligibility
for less expensive Flood Insurance (Preferred Risk Policy versus Standard
Policy) or not needing Flood Insurance at all (could still be required if a Lender
Right-of-Way - Determines the right-of-way boundaries for a particular route
or area. Examples of such could be for a roadway or utility (above or below
Title Survey - This encompasses a boundary survey that has had a title
commitment prepared for it. The results of record search is then added to the
existing boundary survey by various means.
ALTA/ACSM - A national standard for boundary surveys, often used by large
banks or organizations operating across multiple states to ensure a standard
for their surveys. This survey may or may not include a title commitment.
FEMA Elevation (Flood) Certificates - A national form designed by FEMA to
related elevation information on structures. Often required by municipalities or
Property Line Staking - Similar to a boundary survey except without a paper
survey. The product is limited to the re-establishment and physical marking of
a property line on the ground.
Construction Stakeout - The setting of physical markers to depict the
location of proposed improvements so that constructed items are placed in the
Hydrographic/Bathymetric Survey - Determining the condition of terrain
under the water. Examples of such are lake banks, canals, ponds, beaches,
Mean High Water Line (MHWL) / Coastal Construction Control Line
(CCCL) - The determination of the limit of private/public ownership of water
boundaries (lakes, rivers, ocean, wetlands) based on state law. Also used to
determine the limit in which certain types of construction can occur on a piece
Condominium Survey - The Survey and preparation of documents used in
a Declaration of Condominium Recordation.
Quantity Survey - Obtaining measurement necessary to determine the
quantity of soil, rock, fill, etc, within a defined area. Includes the calculations
required to determine this number.
Control Survey - The placement of horizontal and/or vertical position data to
support future surveys or construction.
Sketch and Descriptions - The preparation of legal descriptions of a parcel
of land for ownership/rights transfer. It includes a sketch of the description for
visual purposes. Examples of such could be selling/buying a portion of
property, easement creation or combining separate parcels into a single
|Civil Engineering Services:
Storm Water Management Design - Determining the needs of your site or needs.
Water Distribution Systems - Designing or reviewing the infrastructure related to
the delivery of water to your site or property.
Sanitary Sewer Design - Designing a system to transporting sewage from your
site or property for treatment or disposal.
drainage of your property to take into account roadways or parking areas and the
stormwater requirements of your local community.
Utility Route Design - Planning and designing the optimal route for a particular
utility (above or below ground) so that it meets its required purpose. Examples
could be Fiber optics, electrical conduits, waterline, sewer, etc. Based on the
routes selected or required this can also involve the preparation of plans/permits
for Jack and Bore designs, directional bore designs, etc.
Construction Observation - Monitoring ongoing construction to ensure that it
meets the required parameters as required by the designer/municipality.
Lift Station Design - Determination of the optimal location for lift stations based
on local constraints and the preparation of plans for the construction of these
Earth Work Calculations - Determining quantities required for site
construction/development based on existing and future topographic conditions.
Quantity Takeoffs and Cost Estimates - Determining the costs of materials and
labor for a particular project based on the known items involved with the proposed
|Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE):
(John A. Grant, Jr., Inc (JAG), employees have obtained OSHA
HAZWOPER certification and are versed in FDOT Intermediate Work
Zone Traffic Control procedures.)
The SUE process includes designations for underground utilities as defined by
the FHWA for SUE services and conforms to the American Society of Civil
Engineers (ASCE) Standard CI/ASCE 38-02 for the collection and depiction of
existing subsurface utility data. SUE is an engineering process utilizing
state-of-the-art technology to identify, characterize and map underground
utilities prior to excavation and design of new structures or installation of
new underground assests. JAG provides all levels of SUE.
Quality Level D:
The most basic level of information is obtained,requiring a search of all
reasonably accessible utility databases.
Quality Level C:
This level requires a visual inventory to ascertain the general accuracy of
the plans obtained during the Level D phase. The visual inventory may
include, but is not limited to, above-ground infrastructure associated with
utilities such as manholes, valve boxes, utility poles, etc.
Quality Level B:
The level in which geophysical methods are employed to designate the
existence and horizontal location of utilities within a project area.
Quality Level A:
Vacuum excavation is employed to safely expose utilities, providing an exact
three-dimensional location and positive identification of the utility. This
level provides for the visual verification and measurement of precise and
vertical positions of utilities.
A non-destructive method for obtaining detailed information on underground
utilities and objects such as: size, configuration, condition & vertical
The procedure begins with cutting a small hole into the ground surface. Then
extract the spoil and safely expose the target. After information is
collected, a full restoration is completed. Upon request a summary of our
findings is produced and provided to the client in a specified format.
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3333 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
SERVICES (Land Surveying/Civil Engineering/Subsurface Utilities
|JOHN A. GRANT, JR., INC.
Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors