Surveying Services and the Different Types of Surveys

Surveying services come in various forms. Talk of property surveys, regional and town planning, the fit of mechanical machines and construction survey services. Therefore, a surveyor is in the middle of the design stage and building stage of a project.

Survey service providers tend to focus one area so that they deal with one type of surveyor services.

The land surveyor makes use of machines such as theodolites, levels, total stations, GPS and drones.


Surveying in Land Demarcations

Land surveyors who do divisions of land parcels are called cadastral or title surveyors. The South African Geomatics Council calls them Professional Land Surveyors.

Title surveys deal with boundaries and registration of land parcels. The most notable product of a land surveyor is a title deed. Title deed is a document of ownership rights of a piece of land.

Title survey data is filed and kept at the department of surveyor general, a public office that signs off and approves title surveys.

Sub divisions of farms, plots and residential land forms one of the most common type of title surveying.

Another type is the consolidation survey, where two or more registered land parcels are joined together to form one legal document.

Surveying In Infrastructure Development

Surveyors who focus on building projects are known as engineering surveyors, civil surveyors or site surveyors.

Site surveyors perform setting out surveys to align buildings, level and position of members of a building.

Roads, bridges, tunnels and stadia needs services of a surveyor before and during construction. First, surveyors take sizes and shapes of the land parcels to come up with maps. These maps are useful for the design of buildings. Then engineers use the spatial data to design buildings. Civil engineers need spatial data to come up with designs and drawings for site works. Finally, when an engineer has seen how the land terrain looks like and made his design, he needs the surveyor to put it to the ground.

During the building phase, setting out surveys takes place. Surveyors mark out points, lines and levels to guide site works.

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Surveyor Companies Provide Base Date for The Design of Civil Projects: Pre-Construction Planning Phase

Construction firms all over the world rely on surveying services to plan and execute civil and building projects.

Survey companies take measurements prior to construction works and provide data that guides the scope and extent of the project.

Our survey consultancy gives you the best services in preparing your project. We perform detailed topo-surveys to aid designers to make cost effective and accurate designs.

In addition, we have latest devices in the market to deliver and present fast, accurate, and reliable survey services. Furthermore, our rates for land survey services are budget friendly yet the service is world class!

Therefore, we believe that we are the best land surveying company for you in the region. Our topo- surveys gives you accurate information on natural land features, man-made features, and buried services.

Our services include: –

Topographic surveying

Boundary line surveys

Setting out surveys

Below surface services detection surveys

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Engineering surveys

Monitoring surveying on structures

How Our Survey Company Can Help in Project Execution

Guide teams in accurate position of structures by setting out locations, elevations, and gradients of various parts of a structure.

Help mitigate the risk of potential future regulatory enforcement actions

Minimize or eliminate costly delays

Improves efficiency in project execution

Supply of survey data in various forms that enables the accurate definition of project scope

Ensure project is within its legal boundary

Avoid accidental damage to buried services by carefully detecting and mapping. Additionally, this service further improves the potential to meet time deadlines by preventing reworks. Another additional benefit with the service is better cost management as the risk of damaging buried services is lower or eliminated.

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  • Our land survey services are complete in terms of surface measurements and below ground detection, we are an all in one service provider.

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We support land information management by providing detail surveys to help with plans and designs.

If you need help in guiding contractors on site, we can station a construction surveyor to lead with markings and to obtain quality in positions. Our land survey firm works all over South Africa. Therefore, we are present for surveying firms in Gauteng as much as survey companies in Durban for instance.

Our company assists in mine surveys as well. We do surveys for your volume audits.

Book our surveying organisation for reliable services in route planning and construction, such as pipelines, roads and railwyas.

Products of Our Surveying Companies

Engineering Surveying Companies work hand in hand with civil engineers and other engineers in the construction phase of civil projects. Engineering surveyors obtain and process data for the design of earth works projects and others such as roads, bridges, railway, shopping malls and land development.

Our land surveying consulting firm uses top instruments and software to produce maps.

These maps show ground shape and size. Our products include diagrams, plans, land outlines, contours, man-made as well as natural features of an area with accurate relative positions.

Full time engineering surveyors use equipment such as Total Station, GPS, automatic and dumpy Levels in their day to day measures. Our equipment and tools undergo regular calibration checks to re align for top results.


Surveyors also go by the name topographic surveyors, if they are surveying for land for detail maps.

They are also known as Geomatics surveyors. Therefore we are a Geomatics company in as much as we are topographic company.

Our team has the following skill set-

Maths calculation skills such as trig maths.

The ability to understand drawings and make conclusions.

Logical reasoning

IT skills and ability to learn software

Problem solving

Attention to detail