Land Surveying

Professional Land Surveying Services

Proudly Serving Stanton, MI & Beyond Since 1987

For over 30 years, Tingley & Associates has provided a full range of land surveying services in Stanton, MI and surrounding communities. Our land surveyors and team serve clients across Montcalm, Gratiot, Ionia, and Mecosta Counties in Michigan. Since our beginning, we have focused on providing our clients with timely, deliverable services and results.

In addition to general land surveying services, our company is the designated surveyor for the remonumentation of Montcalm and Gratiot Counties. This program began in 1991 when the State of Michigan decided to remonument all sections and ΒΌ corners of each section of each township in each county throughout the state. This program is funded by a state grant.

ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys

This type of survey shows easements, rights-of-way, improvements and other elements which impact land ownership. It was jointly established by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). An ALTA/ACSM is often required for real estate transactions and provides a title company with the information needed to insure the title.

Boundary Surveys

This type of survey shows easements, rights-of-way, improvements and other elements which impact land ownership. It was jointly established by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). An ALTA/ACSM is often required for real estate transactions and provides a title company with the information needed to insure the title.

Boundary Surveys

A boundary survey is completed to define the true property corners of a parcel of land, as well as determine the property lines as described in a deed. Markers or monuments for these boundaries are typically iron rods, concrete monuments or pipes in the ground, but may also be blazes in trees, tacks, or piled stone corners. This type of survey also may show the limitations imposed on the property by state or local regulations. In addition, it indicates the extent of encroachments or easements.

Architectural Site Plans

An architectural site plan is a proposed plan for a construction site. It includes all of the proposed and existing conditions including structures, roadways, topography, and wetlands delineation and location, if necessary. In addition, this plan may include drainage flows, endangered species habitats, FEMA Federal Flood Insurance Reference Maps, hydrology, and traffic patterns.

FEMA Elevation Surveys

A FEMA Elevation Survey is used to determine is a property is above or below the base flood elevation. It is prepared by a licensed surveyor or engineer and is used to determine what type of flood insurance policy matches your needs. This is especially important if your property is located within a flood zone. If your property is about the flood plain elevation, we can fill out the forms to remove it from the flood plain.

Mortgage Inspection

A mortgage inspection is used to determine the location of encroachments, improvements, and easements on a parcel of land. It is NOT a survey. Lending institutions usually order this type of inspection so a buyer can secure a loan for new property, refinancing, or new construction loans. It is often a pre-condition for a mortgage loan.

Subdivision/Condominium

A subdivision survey is used to split up a tract of land into smaller parcels. It helps to determine the location or commercial and residential lots, roads and rights-of-way, drainage and utility lines, and more. Once the small parcels are created, concrete monuments, iron rods, or pins are driven into the ground to mark the lot corners and curve ends and the County Register of Deeds records the details of the new plat.

Construction Staking

Construction staking take architectural or engineered plans and stakes the position and layout of new structures such as utilities, buildings, roads, parking areas, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, driveways and more.

For more information about our land surveying and site planning services, to schedule service, or request a free estimate, please contact us today at 989.831.5322.