697 Mill Creek Rd, Manahawkin,
New Jersey 08050, United States

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New Jersey’s Best Source for Topographic Surveys

Topographic surveys are an essential part of the design, build and construction process. They are required by many municipalities at the design phase, prior to construction to determine the existing elevation changes, grades, slopes, sight lines, and other site conditions. Topographic surveys are normally done in conjunction with or to supplement boundary surveys and are used by design professionals (civil engineers, architects, planners) to generate a site plan that meets the client’s needs and is cost effective. These surveys are critical to providing a realistic account of the existing site conditions with respect to terrain, elevation, and other improvements, to developers, architects and engineers.

What Does A Topographic Survey Show?

Topographic surveys are an essential part of the design, build and construction process. They are required by many municipalities at the design phase, prior to construction to determine the existing elevation changes, grades, slopes, sight lines, and other site conditions. Topographic surveys are normally done in conjunction with or to supplement boundary surveys and are used by design professionals (civil engineers, architects, planners) to generate a site plan that meets the client’s needs and is cost effective. These surveys are critical to providing a realistic account of the existing site conditions with respect to terrain, elevation, and other improvements, to developers, architects and engineers.

  • Terrain (vertical relief)
  • Bodies of Water/Water Courses
  • Buildings and Physical Improvements
  • Visible utilities and related mark-out
A topographic survey shows the location, size, and height of these types of improvements, as well as changes in elevation. In addition to new buildings and structures, topographic surveys are also commonly used in for building expansions and redevelopment projects where the site was previously demolished.

How Do Topographic Surveys Work?

Measurements in topographic surveys are depicting elevations on the ground. The elevations are typically acquired through the use of survey grade GPS equipment and referenced to an established benchmark on site. The resulting benchmark becomes a reference point for the entire life cycle of the construction process so that consistency can be maintained. The field data collected during topographic surveys are shown on plans as points of elevation across the entire site. Through the use of modern software packages a model of the existing site can be built in both 3-D and 2-D, for use in the design process.

It’s essential to have an experienced and qualified partner when performing your topographical survey, it’s the basis on which everything is built on.

FRD Surveying is Ready to Help

FRD Surveying is acutely aware of the critical importance of topographic surveys and getting them right. With our combined experience of over thirty years serving residential and commercial clients in New Jersey, we assist clients in understanding the existing site conditions, so that their visions and designs can become reality. The topographic survey process can be a complicated and expansive endeavor…leave it to the professionals. Contact FRD Surveying LLC to let our experienced and knowledgeable representatives know what we can do for you.

FRD Surveying LLC

Address: 697 Mill Creek Rd, Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050
Phone: 609-451-3359