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Surveying Texas Since 1980 Family Owned, Customer Devoted

Firm # 10045400

(281) 699-8756

Construction Staking & Site Layout Surveys

We perform construction staking and site layout to interpret construction plans and mark out reference points prior to starting your project -- locate building corners, building envelopes, driveways, drainage structures, and other improvements.

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Why Do You Need a Site Layout Survey?

Predominantly utilized for commercial construction, construction staking, widely also referred to as site layout surveys, is the process of visually interpreting construction blueprints using stakes as reference points.  The stakes placed by surveyors will not only mark the dimensions and location of the structure to be built, but potentially roads, electrical lines, water lines, etc.  With the visual markers in place, your contractors are able to maintain accuracy and compliance with the plan.

Why is Construction Staking Important?

Construction staking is integral to new construction plans in order to prevent costly mistakes.  While you may have a general contractor for your construction project, there are often times you will need a third party contractor to come in for drainage or electrical.  Without construction staking, it’s easy for their to be misplacement of a pipe or a wall by mere measurements.  In turn, causing high repercussions that will undoubtedly impact the progress of the project.  For this reason, it is critical that everyone involved can readily view the site’s layout without the necessity of the physical plans.  Construction staking reduces the risk of error, time delays, and expensive corrections.  


What is a construction survey and how does it benefit projects? -

A construction survey involves precise measurements and mapping of a construction site to ensure accurate placement of structures and infrastructure. It helps contractors, engineers, and architects plan and execute projects efficiently, minimizing errors, delays, and cost overruns.

Which stages of construction require survey services? +

Survey services are essential throughout the construction process, including site selection, design, excavation, foundation work, structural alignment, and final as-built verification. Each stage benefits from accurate survey data to ensure quality and compliance.

What types of construction surveys are available for projects? +

Various construction surveys cater to specific project needs, such as topographic surveys, site layout surveys, earthwork and grading surveys, as-built surveys, and control surveys. Choose the right type based on project requirements and objectives.

How do our construction surveyors ensure accuracy and precision? +

Our construction surveyors use advanced technologies like GPS, total stations, and 3D laser scanners, combined with industry best practices, to deliver accurate and reliable survey data for project success.

How much does a construction survey typically cost? +

Construction survey costs vary based on factors like project size, complexity, location, and surveyor fees. Expect to pay from several hundred to several thousand dollars, depending on specific project needs and survey types.

How long does a construction survey usually take to complete? +

The duration of a construction survey depends on the project size, complexity, and the type of survey needed. Small projects may take a few days, while large or complex projects can take several weeks or even months.

Are construction surveys required by law or regulations? +

Construction surveys are typically mandated by local building codes and regulations. They help ensure compliance with zoning, setback, and height restrictions, as well as environmental and safety standards.

Can construction surveys help with project cost management? +

Yes, construction surveys provide accurate data for informed decision-making, reducing the likelihood of errors, delays, and rework. This helps optimize resource allocation, manage costs, and minimize potential disputes.



James Hopkins

Project Manager

South Texas Surveying provided exceptional construction survey services for our commercial development project. Their precision site layout surveys and construction staking ensured our project was completed accurately and efficiently. Their team's professionalism and dedication to quality truly impressed us. We highly recommend South Texas Surveying for all your surveying needs.

Jane Brown

Civil Engineer

Our engineering firm has partnered with South Texas Surveying on multiple construction projects, and their services have consistently exceeded our expectations. Their precise site layout surveys and construction staking have been invaluable to the accuracy and efficiency of our work. We can't recommend South Texas Surveying enough for your land surveying needs.

Thomas Anderson

Construction Manager

We enlisted South Texas Surveying for our commercial construction project, and their expertise in construction staking and site layout surveys was outstanding. Their team's dedication to accuracy and efficiency significantly contributed to the project's success. We will definitely continue to rely on their services for future projects.

Will Harris

Project Coordinator

Working with South Texas Surveying has been a remarkable experience. Their meticulous attention to detail and use of new technology in construction staking and site layout surveys have made a significant difference in our project outcomes. Their professional approach and commitment to customer satisfaction are truly commendable.


With over 40 years of experience surveying Texas properties, we provide reliable and fast commercial land surveying services.

As a bonded and insured company, we specialize in ALTA/NSPS land title surveys, Category 1A Condition II surveys, residential surveys, topographic surveys, construction surveys, platting services, and elevation certificates. Our expertise spans diverse property types, such as acreage tracts, apartment complexes, shopping centers, hospitals, office buildings, industrial sites, cell towers, and more.

At South Texas Surveying

We prioritize our clients' needs, delivering accurate and efficient results for every project. Our family's reputation is built on a commitment to excellence and client satisfaction. Learn more about our comprehensive surveying solutions tailored to meet the demands of commercial land development projects.

Need to Hire a Surveyor?

Call one of our experienced surveyors or contact us online to discuss your needs and receive a custom quote.