What Are Environmental Surveys? | Corona, CA

Environmental surveys can encompass groundwater sampling, a crucial component to
understand when considering the potential use of a given area. Well surveying is implemented to understand the direction and gradient of groundwater flow. The state of California is interested in understanding the potential impact and monitoring the present impact of actions previously taken, on the groundwater quality throughout the state.
In order to conduct a thorough environmental survey, the wells and/or borings are surveyed for their horizontal and vertical locations.

Our experienced team of professionals will evaluate the vertical elevations at the top of the monitoring well vault, the top of the well casing or surrounding port, and the ground surface. Horizontal locations are measured at the center points.

This information can be uploaded to GeoTracker, the state’s Water Board GIS data system.
This system contains records for known cleanup sites and Department of Defense sites, as well as unregulated projects such as irrigated lands, oil and gas production, operating permitted USTs and land disposal sites.


To learn more about topographic surveys, please contact us at (800) CALVADA or
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What Are ALTA/ NSPS Land Title Surveys? | Corona, CA

The American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) require surveys to be conducted so they may assist title companies, lenders, and borrowers identify the potential risks of investing in a given property. As such, the requirements for these surveys include defining the boundaries of the property, easements, existing improvements, flood zones, general zoning, parking, encumbrances, and potential encroachments. These are all risks that any property can be subjected to, and the ALTA and NSPS are unable to provide their clients with the advice they seek without a thorough understanding of these details. That is where the experienced professionals at CalVada can help.

The results of the survey must be acceptable to a title insurance company if they are to properly insure a given property. This means that the property must be free and clear of matters (except that disclosed by the survey and indicated on the accompanying plat or map), and that specific and pertinent information be clearly communicated between all interested parties.

Our experienced professionals understand the requirements that need to be met for the proper evaluation of a property, ensuring your survey is accepted the first time.

To learn more about topographic surveys, please contact us at (800) CALVADA or visit www.calvada.com.

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What is a Telecommunication Survey? | Corona, CA

Telecommunication surveys are namely conducted for the telecommunications industry. They are conducted to understand the existing conditions of a particular space and locate telecommunications structures and equipment.


These particular surveys are conducted so interested parties such as architects, engineers, and telecommunication providers can create a site plan. Site plans inform such parties of particular points of interest they should account for the plan, and to ensure they acquire the certifications necessary to properly proceed with their intended use of the space.


This data is paramount, as it informs how best to orient, build or modify telecommunication structures and utilities. How our team of experienced professionals conducts a Telecommunications Survey is not dissimilar to a topographic survey, commonly employed by landowners seeking to construct or modify their space for residential or commercial use. Our surveyors begin with a visit to the site, where they establish horizontal and vertical controls that serve as the basis of future work.

They locate surface improvements such as buildings, curbs, sidewalks, and gutters, to name a few. Once this data has been collected, our office staff utilizes this information to provide the client with a high-quality AutoCAD Civil 3D image of the data. It serves as a precise visual of the site’s existing conditions so their team can efficiently navigate the next steps of their intended use of the space.


To learn more about topographic surveys, please contact us at (800) CALVADA or
visit  www.calvada.com.


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Topographic Surveying: A Guide | Corona, CA

The topography of a space refers to the arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area. Conducting a survey on that area allows one to understand the existing conditions of a site, the contours, locations, and elevations of the space.

The Role it Plays

Conducting a topographic survey before starting any kind of change to the site is paramount to your ability to do so properly. Engineers, developers, architects, and telecommunication providers all rely on the information provided by a topographic survey to understand how they must proceed with any desired improvements you seek.

How Cal Vada can Help

When you work with the experienced professionals on the Cal Vada team, our surveyors will visit the site and employ the highest quality methods with the latest technology. Our team will establish the horizontal and vertical controls of the space, and locate all surface improvements such as curbs and gutters, as well as all other improvements that may exist on the site. In an open space, we will observe surface contours and underground pipe invert elevations for all drain inlets, storm drain manholes, and sewer manholes.

Once collected, this data is processed by our office staff to produce a high-quality AutoCAD Civil 3D image of the space. Exhibits are prepared in PDF format which provides a clean and precise vision of the site’s existing conditions.

To learn more about topographic surveys, please contact us at (800) CALVADA or visit www.calvada.com.

Calvada proudly serves Corona and all surrounding areas.

The Importance and Process of Boundary Surveys | Corona, CA

Boundary surveys arguably provide one of the most important pieces of information a prospective property owner can gather. When properly performed, a boundary survey will allow a current or prospective property owner to understand the exact coordinates of their property line so he or she may build their structure with confidence and identify potential encroachments. Not only would an owner not want to extend beyond their property line, but should someone encroach upon theirs, the results of this survey may become an important piece of evidence in court.

So, how are boundary surveys conducted? Our team of experienced professionals begins by acquiring all the necessary documentation required to conduct research and pre-calculations. Once they have a general understanding of the area, a field crew visits the site to assess existing monumentation and conduct survey measurements. That information is then passed along to our office staff to review and determine boundary coordinates. The results of that determination then go back to the field crew who then set the property’s corners and prepare a Record of Survey.

The Record of Survey is then filed with the County Surveyor and results are provided to the property owner. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality boundary mapping services. Our clients can proceed with confidence knowing that their property corners are located accurately.

To learn more about boundary surveys, please contact us at (800) CALVADA or visit www.calvada.com.

Calvada proudly serves Corona and all surrounding areas.