Northern Associates provides professional civil engineering services for residential, commercial and industrial projects. No matter what the size or scope of the work, we guarantee accurate surveys that are customized to your needs. Our mission is to ensure successful completion of your project – in timely fashion and at a reasonable price.
We also work with subcontractors to provide:
A Mortgage Inspection Plan, also known a Plot Plan, is frequently requested by real estate attorneys. It is prepared for presentation to lending institutions (and their title insurers) at real estate closings to guarantee the accuracy of a property’s structures and boundaries.
A Property Lines Survey defines the points where one homeowner’s land begins and ends. It can be used to resolve legal disputes that may arise when a structure, such as a fence or driveway, is built. The Property Lines Survey enables the property owner to legally place items on his or her property.
Many communities require a Certified Plot Plan in order to issue a Building Permit. The Certified Plot Plan establishes the property’s boundaries and ensures that the structure to be built will meet the local zoning regulations.
A Site Plan, generally used for commercial construction or renovation, is a detailed engineering drawing of the proposed work. It includes the building footprint, roads, parking, drainage facilities, sewer and water lines, lighting and landscaping. Authorities use the Site Plan to verify that local building codes are being met.
In order to convert an existing residence into a condominium, communities require an As-Built Plan, which details the dimensions and boundaries of the building and also delineates the individual condominium units.
American Land Title Association (ALTA) Plans are the most detailed property surveys available. Generally used for commercial construction or renovation, ALTA Plans are required to secure title and mortgage insurance. The plans include boundary lines, building locations and easement sites (access rights by utilities and others, such as water, gas, telephone and railways).
In low-lying areas, a Flood Elevation Survey is required by insurance companies to calculate premiums for flood insurance. In addition to land elevation information, the survey also includes an inventory and certification of flood openings (also called flood vents) in crawl spaces or basements.
For real estate closings, Northern Associates provides attorneys, home buyers and home sellers with the necessary documentation, such as Mortgage Inspection Plans, Certified Plot Plans and Title Surveys.
Northern Associates assists with the preparation of mortgage documents by supplying Mortgage Inspection Plans, ALTA Surveys and Title Surveys. We perform surveys for registered and unregistered land.
If you are building an addition or other structure on your property, Northern Associates provides the documents necessary for a Building Permit. These include Property Lines Surveys and Certified Plot Plans. We also take care of all inspections and site surveys.