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Topographical Survey

A topographical survey provides a three dimensional representation of land contours. This type of survey  is necessary prior to any construction project.

Charlotte Surveyor Group has the expertise and tools to provide an accurate topographical survey

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Prior to starting any construction project, a topographical survey is important to obtain a three-dimensional representation of the land contours. This survey provides essential information about the natural features and characteristics of the land, enabling architects, engineers, and developers to effectively plan and design the project accordingly.

Charlotte Surveyor Group has the expertise and tools to conduct an accurate topographical survey. With our knowledge and advanced equipment, we can provide comprehensive and reliable data regarding the elevation, slopes, and other physical attributes of the land. By availing of their services, clients can ensure that their construction projects are based on a thorough understanding of the land’s topography, minimizing risks, and maximizing the success of the endeavor.

A topographical survey is essential before starting construction. It provides the property owner with information about the natural elevations and features of the land. By accurately establishing these elevations, we can create a detailed survey report that is useful for both legal and practical reasons.

Reasons to get a topographical survey

Property Development

Topographic surveys are essential for development projects as they provide vital data on elevations, contours, and physical aspects, aiding in the design and planning stages. This information allows engineers and architects to create accurate site plans.

Site Planning and Design

The survey data is crucial in determining the locations for buildings, parking lots, landscaping, and other site amenities.

Landscaping and Outdoor Design

Choosing and arranging plants, outdoor structures, and other elements for homeowners and property owners in landscaping and outdoor design.

Floodplain Analysis

Accurate elevation data is necessary for flood insurance, floodplain management, and regulatory compliance to identify flood-prone areas and mitigate flood hazards.

Drainage and Grading

Engineers use information on slopes, contours, and existing drainage features to create suitable grading plans and drainage systems, averting flooding, erosion, and water-related problems during and after construction.


For excavation projects, it is important to have accurate knowledge of the current levels and volumes of the land. This information is crucial in determining the required cuts and fills, as well as ensuring a balanced approach to earthwork operations and appropriate site preparation.

Environmental Assessments

The identification of wetlands, water bodies, vegetation, and other environmentally sensitive features is crucial in development projects to comply with environmental regulations and reduce ecological disruptions.

Infrastructure Projects

The survey results aid in the development of infrastructure projects including roads, utilities, pipelines, and bridges.

What is a Topographical Survey?

A topographical survey is a land survey that aims to create a detailed map of a property’s physical features and elevations to gain a comprehensive understanding of its terrain.

The surveyor collects data points using various tools like GPS devices, lasers, and traditional measuring tools to create a detailed map of elevation changes, water bodies, vegetation, buildings, and other important features. Architects, engineers, and city planners rely on these topographical surveys to design buildings and infrastructure that harmonize with the natural landscape.

For a topographical survey of your property, please reach out to Charlotte Surveyor Group.

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