T-Square’s in-house surveyors and field crews perform surveying services throughout Tennessee and constantly deliver exceptional results for our clients. With state-of-the art UAVs (drones), total stations, and global positioning satellite (GPS) equipment, our team is capable of completing various ALTA, stakeout, topographical, and boundary surveys of varying sizes. Past projects range from small-lot surveys to multiple-tract developments and commercial/industrial complexes. Our surveying team will perform research, survey the property, and prepare a survey that will meet all of your demands, ensuring your project will both begin and end successfully.
A boundary survey is a graphic representation of a surveyor’s professional determination of the metes and bounds of a given plot, parcel, or tract of land based upon existing physical evidence, field measurements and diligent research. Boundary surveys are typically performed for the purposes of design, conveyance, resolution of property disputes, or obtaining a mortgage/bank loan. Only a survey prepared by a licensed land surveyor can describe and clarify where the boundary line is in reference to existing structures on your property.
The main purpose of an as-built survey is to ensure that construction is progressing as designed and approved. Survey measurements obtained during/after construction control include:
- Horizontal Positioning
Topographic, Engineering, & Architectural Surveys
This type of survey describes the topography of your property and locates physical features present onsite. The resulting plans include, at a minimum, the following property details:
- Land Contours
Stakeout/Layout for New Construction
Contractors cannot begin work on a construction project until the dimensions and features of the construction plans are accurately mapped onsite. The best-drawn plans and blueprints can fall short if not implemented properly, or if unforeseen issues onsite create problems during the construction process. Construction staking enables builders to visualize the exact location and dimensions of all features within the plans. At a minimum, the T-Square Surveying Team provides the following as part of this service:
- Stakeouts for new construction showing contractors where and how to construct various types of improvements based on an approved design;
- Physical marks placed on the property showing builders where the footprint of a building is located;
- A drawing of the marks and their relation to the building;
- Benchmarks placed on-site in relation to the finished first floor elevation of the proposed building(s).
Sometimes considered to be the pinnacle of surveys, an ALTA survey is one that is performed in accordance with the Minimum Standard Detail Requirements set forth by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). The ALTA is special because of the unique way that it addresses title insurance matters through utilization of the Surveyor’s Certificate. An ALTA specifies the data to be shown on the survey and includes:
- Boundary Lines
- Location of Main Building and Improvements
- Location of Ancillary Buildings
- Identification of Easements (access rights by service companies such as water, gas, telephone, railways, and other utilities)
Subdividing, Lot Merging, or Lot Line Adjustments
This survey is used to split or merge an existing parcel(s) of land. The decree and consequences for splitting lots can vary vastly, depending on the governing jurisdiction of the municipality. T-Square’s Surveying and Engineering Team understands these rules, ensuring that the proceeding plans will be accepted.
In every interaction with T-Square Engineering, regardless of the project or circumstance, we have found them to be courteous, professional, and always willing to listen. More importantly, the engineers at T-Square are incredibly knowledgeable in their field and consistently efficient on time.
- Shapiro & Company Architects, Inc.
At Carbine and Associates, we take professionalism seriously and there is no better company to work with than T-Square Engineering. Their knowledgeable staff provide a valuable service with detailed plans with a focus on efficiency. They are also well up to date with current requirements of the various jurisdictions and keep the project moving through the stages of site approval. They truly make our job easier.
- Daryl Walny, Carbine and Associates
I was moved to Nashville, TN in 1985 to develop and build for the company I worked for at that time. The first engineer I met was Tim Turner who designed my first project in Nashville. As great business relationships should our relationship turned into a lifelong friendship. T- Square Engineering is just a name but the integrity and competence is backed by Tim Turner and now his son Blake. Their team continues to do engineering for me and I can't say enough about their willingness to serve at whatever capacity needed to get your project done. I so highly recommend T-Square for their competence but even more for their integrity.
- Mickey Mitchell, Authorized Equipment Inc
The entire team at T-Square Engineering is top notch and we recommend them for all engineering services. In our experience, T-Square is fully capable to deliver a comprehensive civil site plan, traffic study, wastewater, and navigate the regulatory processes needed for permitting and approval.
- Luke Koontz, CK Development
Paul Varney Construction , LLC. depends upon true professionalism and we get just that with T2. Great hard working and intelligent engineers that make our projects much easier to complete. Tim Turner and his staff will always get my recommendation as well as our work.
- Paul Varney, Paul Varney Construction, LLC.