The adage “Measure twice, cut once” can certainly be applied to the importance of experienced construction staking. This precise work literally lays the groundwork for accurate construction projects.
Construction staking is the process of taking construction plans from paper to reality by mapping the plans out on the actual building site. Construction staking makes sure a project is built to the design specs — or to uncover any potential issues, allowing for changes to be made while still in the planning stages. This step can help to save on time and money in the long haul.
The land surveyor’s process of putting stakes in the ground correlates to the elements on the project blueprint, each representing the location and dimensions of the proposed improvements — the beginning of bringing a blueprint to life. Once the staking has taken place, construction can begin.
There are two main types of staking: Rough Grade Staking, and the more extensive Site Layout Staking. Morris Depew land surveyors have extensive training and experience in both and can discuss with you what type of construction staking your project requires.
Obviously, there is far more to this work than merely pounding stakes in the ground. We utilize the latest in construction staking technology to provide the most accurate results with great efficiency and reliability. Morris Depew provides all types of construction staking, from the staking of a new home, shopping centers, schools, churches, roads, utilities, banks, subdivision roads, drainage systems and more.