From Castle Rock, Franktown and Parker through the Elizabeth and Kiowa area and out to Limon and Burlington, High Prairie Survey Company has been serving the needs of home and outbuilding constructors for decades.
The process of surveying for construction varies by the specific project, but can include:
Land Survey Plat
For parcels with no improvements (buildings) it is a good idea to start here. A boundary survey locates all property boundaries by finding and/or setting property corners and marks these with four foot lathe and surveyors’ flagging. A drawing is then provided that helps the builder find the best location on the site for building to avoid encroachments on property lines and/or violating setbacks and no-build zones.
Improvement Survey Plat
If the building project is on a parcel where a structure exists, then an improvement survey is required. An improvement survey also finds and/or sets all property corners and shows (locates) all structures on the parcel.
The county building department will require a site plan before issuing a building permit. Using the information derived from a survey, the building and driveway are shown to scale on the subject parcel of land. All setbacks, building envelopes, and/or no-build zones must be shown and all structures must be shown not to encroach on these. DESC (Drainage, Erosion and Sediment Control) are required by Douglas County for effective erosion and sediment control and to ensure adequate drainage. DESC ensure compliance with the ever changing state, federal and local environmental regulations. If the project requires a building permit a DESC will be required in Douglas County.
Using your building plans and your preferred site placement, we can place four foot lathe (stakes) at all corners of your proposed building on your parcel of land. This is a valuable aid to excavators when digging the foundation and/or constructing support structures such as caissons.
These are required by county building departments at the completion of the foundation. This survey locates the foundation in relation to property lines, setbacks, building envelopes, and/or no-build zones to confirm the foundation is in compliance with all relevant restrictions.
The Drainage Certificate is generally required as part of the final building permit process. This certificate measures the grade of the slope leading away from a building under construction to ensure it meets the minimum standards of the applicable governing body.
Here’s what a few of our clients have to say:
“What do I like about High Prairie Survey? Well they are reliable, responsive and very easy to work with: I make one call and they do it all. I have used them for decades and would recommend them to anyone needing a professional land survey.”
—Gregg Boone, Manager,
“High Prairie Survey has done an exceptional job on every project we have done from small one house projects to multi-unit developments. They are always on time and a lot of fun to work with. I am tremendously happy with their work and would recommend them to anyone.”
Divinity Homes LLC