Site Plans – Everything You Need to Know About Site Planning and Design

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Mar 26, 2018 3:49:04 PM

Site Plan Design

A site plan is a map of a parcel that includes information about the existing features of the land as well as proposed improvements to it. If you have a vacant piece of property that you wish to build on or otherwise improve, you would need a site plan to outline the locations of buildings, driveways, walkways, parking lots, and landscaping elements. The site plan should also include information about underground improvements, including water lines, sanitary sewer lines, drainage lines, and more.

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How to Use a Topographic Survey for Utility Design

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Dec 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Anytime you are preparing to break ground on a new construction or development project; it is of paramount importance that you take some time to think about utilities. If you are building a house in a spot that is surrounded by existing buildings or other structures, there are likely existing utilities on the site that you will need to build around or connect to after construction is complete. If you are building in an entirely new place, you will need to consider the installation of utilities along with the more standard above-ground construction work of the project. Either way, a topographic survey is an essential first step.

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Topographic Survey FAQs

Posted by Hogan Land Services on Mar 29, 2017 7:30:00 AM

A topographical survey (or topo survey) is a survey meant to chart the contours and features of a relatively small piece of land. Often, real estate developers, project designers, or construction teams will use topographical surveying to create a design for a new development. To build a house, a road, a commercial building, or any other type of structure, the construction teams need to know what features might affect their project—such as hills, existing buildings or roads, streets, utility lines, sidewalks or walkways, easements, and property boundaries. All these elements and others are included on a topographical survey.  Depending on the details of your project, sometimes a Record of Survey is required to be prepared to show the boundary of the parcel.

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