Establishing Property Corners Surveys for Garages, Additions,
New Buildings & Homes
ALTA & Boundary Surveys Surveys to Divide Property Construction Staking FEMA Certificates (Flood
Insurance Related)


What are ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys typically used for? Typically, ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys are used in conjunction with property sales and usually is limited to commercial properties. We have seen more and more residential ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys being requested in the recent years. The common conception is that ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys are
February 6, 2020 Advance Surveying

Where To Get an Elevation Certificate In Minnesota

Wondering where to obtain a certificate for flood insurance? Advance Surveying & Engineering can help. Read on for details about the “where” and “why” of flood insurance certification. Flood Elevation Certificates – What You Should Know Getting your certificate is easy. Just contact our local licensed land surveyor. Not only will we provide you with
January 8, 2020 Advance Surveying

Benefits Of Land Surveying During Winter

A lot of people don’t associate land surveying with wintertime – but the truth is, Advance Surveying & Engineering will produce a professional land survey any time of year. Though the air may be colder and the ground harder, it’s not uncommon to find our team in the field this time of year. And in
December 5, 2019 Advance Survey

Land Surveyor vs. Construction Surveyor

If you’re seeking a talented surveyor serving the Twin Cities, Advance Surveying & Engineering offers extensive experience to Minnesota homeowners, property developers, and businesses. Over our many years in the field, one of the most common questions we’ve received is, “What’s the difference between a land surveyor and a construction surveyor?”  What Is Land Surveying?
November 15, 2019 Advance Survey

Making Sure Your Property is Flood Proof

In many parts of the country, property and flooding go hand in hand. Even minor flooding caused by a thunderstorm can have serious financial and health consequences, so it’s important that homebuyers in Minnetonka understand a property’s potential flood risk prior to investing. Advance Survey & Engineering is here to help.  Consult FEMA Flood Maps

How to Find a Property Boundary Survey Before a Building Project

Before undertaking any kind of building project, whether it’s a renovation, an addition, or landscaping, it’s essential to have a property boundary survey. Of equal importance is employing the services of an experienced engineering company like Advance Surveying & Engineering, whose experts can interpret the survey’s property lines, easements, and other project-essential information.   Property Survey
September 16, 2019 Advance Survey

What Is a Topographic Survey and How Can It Be Used?

From federal topographic surveys to commercial and residential initiatives, there are several ways a topographic survey can be used. Advance Surveying & Engineering looks closer at this versatile tool.  What Is a Topographic Survey? Many people are familiar topographic globes and maps, both of which are three-dimensional in the sense that elevated terrain “rises” above
August 15, 2019 Advance Survey

An In-Depth Look At Preliminary and Final Plats

In simplest terms, a plat is a vital component whenever new parcels of land are created, or when the boundary between parcels needs adjusting. Of course, there are facets and nuances to the process which a licensed land surveyor like Advance Surveying & Engineering can help you navigate.  Let’s go in-depth on the topic of
July 16, 2019 Advance Survey

An In-Depth Look At FEMA Surveys

Advance Surveying & Engineering offers decades of experience across a range of disciplines. One of the many activities we’re involved in is the administration of a FEMA survey. This important survey and the subsequent certification it provides are must-haves for any property owner. What Is a FEMA Survey? A FEMA survey (the collective term for
June 14, 2019 Advance Survey

Five Things Your Surveyor Wishes You Knew

Almost everyone has seen a land surveyor (white helmet, bright yellow vest, cool-looking instruments), but few people can describe what a surveyor really does – beyond, you know, surveying. In this spirit, Advance Surveying & Engineering lists five things your surveyor wishes you knew. Scientists At Heart As scientists at heart, surveyors aren’t accountable to
May 30, 2019 Advance Survey