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ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys for Commercial Real Estate

When you’re diving into commercial real estate transactions, one of the critical steps is getting an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey done. As licensed surveyors, we perform these surveys to give you detailed insights into a property’s boundaries, improvements, easements, and other crucial features. Let’s break down why these surveys are so essential. ALTA/NSPS Land Title…
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It’s National Surveyors Week!

Sunday marked the beginning of National Surveyors Week – a time to recognize and appreciate the important role that surveyors play in our community. Land surveying, to us, is more than just a technical process; it’s a means of defining spaces and painting a complete picture before breaking ground on your next project. This is…
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The Benefit of On-Call Municipal Contracts

Recently, on-call contracts have become an integral part of municipal partnerships, facilitating seamless collaboration between local governments and specialized service providers. On-call contracts are not only for large projects, but they also serve as a mechanism for small, specific tasks. One such task is surveying services. Examples of surveying services performed under on-call contracts have…
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Over Three Decades at the Galleria

If you live in the Birmingham area, you may frequent the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover for some last-minute gifts this holiday season! Did you know that Sain has been an instrumental force behind the engineering and surveying developments at the iconic Galleria for over three decades? Our involvement has spanned from the original survey of…
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A Day in the Life of a Land Surveyor

A typical day for a land surveyor often begins as soon as the sun rises. In this blog, our Survey Team will take you through a typical workday, shedding light on the often-underappreciated work that goes into making our cities and infrastructure a reality. Before most of Sain’s staff arrives at the office, our team…
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Questions to Ask a Surveyor

When engaging a surveyor to discuss your next project, it is crucial to provide them with relevant information to ensure an accurate and comprehensive survey. Whether you require a survey for a real estate closing, property dispute, insurance purposes, or construction, understanding the key considerations below will help you obtain the right type of survey…
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Meet the Survey Team

Let us introduce ourselves – we are Sain Associates’ Survey Team! Surveying is one of the most critical components of any new project. As a team, we give you the information you need to make the best choices for your project. We offer a wide range of land surveying services. Our portfolio includes work for…
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Mapping What We Cannot See with Hydrographic Surveys

The Standards of Practice for Surveying in the State of Alabama defines a hydrographic survey as the determination of data relating to bodies of water, including depth of water and configuration of the bottom, directions and force of current, and location of fixed objects for survey and navigation purposes. Most hydrographic work is used to…
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Did you know? Surveying Basics

One of the best ways to describe surveyors is to say that we are the eyes and ears of property owners. Many property owners, public or private, are not always familiar with the land they are trying to develop or improve. By doing a survey, we can show and note on a survey any easement,…
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