Construction Staking

The construction staking process takes place after permits are issued. The contractor will typically need offset stakes so the grading, pipelines and foundations can be located at the correct locations and elevations, matching the approved plans. We usually work directly with the contractor to schedule our survey team so that we are ahead of the construction personnel.

We may also be asked to set a project bench mark as a reference point. We will set up the staking in our offices to minimize cost to the client, trying to place points in the field in areas where they have a good likelihood of being protected for ongoing use during the project.

In many jurisdictions, the Building or Planning Departments require that we certify the foundation location, floor elevation and/or roof peak elevation to ensure compliance with approved plans.