A Topographic survey (referred to sometimes as a “topo” or survey with contours) determines the grade or the “highs and lows” on a piece of property. A topographic survey will show the flow of water and drainage on a property or may be used to assist with establishing proper grading for construction sites.
Services received when ordering a Topo
Engineers, architects, municipalities and even FEMA can complete a Topo. Grade shots are taken at intervals which requires that both horizontal and vertical data is gathered. The data is then interpreted to create contour lines which show the “highs and lows” on a property.
Who Uses Topographic Surveys?
Engineers, Architects and Landscape Architects