A wide range of professional Land and Hydrographic Surveying Services throughout the state of Michigan.
Utility and Easement Surveys
FEMA Elevation Certificates
Lot and Boundary Surveys
Structure Monitoring Surveys
Land Owners and Developers, as well as
Legal Council and Land Title Associations.
These technologies allow for fully automated data acquisition and processing which in turn produces an efficient and accurate mapping system.
This mapping system is then used to fulfill the needs of the maritime, coastal engineering, marine construction and dredging contractors.
Great Lakes Surveying has performed Hydrographic Surveying Services ranging from large national companies and local municipalities, to individual land owners seeking contour maps of private lakes and ponds.
Lake Bottom Contouring - Volume Calculations
Submerged Utility Plans - Lake Mapping - Dredging Management
Locating Navigation Hazards - Condition Mapsyourself, let folks know.
How come two different surveyors came up with different locations?
This is a common misconception of the general public. Surveyors are human and do make mistakes.
That being said, most of the time this problem occurs because a discrepancy exists in legal descriptions.
Many different people write legal descriptions for different reasons, many of these descriptions are written without the benefit of a Certificate of Survey and create a gap or overlap. In most cases, this gap or overlap was created before the Professional Surveyor ever stepped foot on your property. Should this problem exist with your property, a Professional Surveyor can assist you with resolving these issues. Again, the best insurance you can have is a Certificate of Survey before you buy.
Doesn't property have to be surveyed at the time of a real estate transaction?
Michigan does not have a law requiring a Certificate of Survey at the point of sale. In fact, many transactions occur without the benefit of a survey.
Doesn't title insurance protect me from boundary problems?
Title insurance protects you from any defects in title, not boundary problems. Most title commitments have a schedule of exceptions, and except out any issues that a Certificate of Survey would have shown, i.e., encroachments, overlapping descriptions etc.
Remember, when the title insurance policy is issued, they inspected chain of title, not the property itself