WHAT IS CONSTRUCTION STAKING?
Construction staking is performed to ensure a project is built per engineering plans. It involves creating a visual layout of the construction plans where structures will be built. Interpreting construction plans, we place stakes to mark the measurements of proposed elements. This includes not just building, but also roads, walkways, curbs, plumbing, and drainage grades. The staked reference points guide the construction.
It stands to reason that for a construction project to be completed according to specifications, construction staking must be performed with the highest possible levels of accuracy. With our many years of experience and proven track record, ALS can deliver accurate results on time and with accuracy.
IMPORTANCE OF CONSTRUCTION STAKING:
Landowners: When building or remodeling a residential structure, accurately placing its foundation, driveway, site improvements and utilities is vital. Also, construction staking is useful when ensuring that structures and improvements reside within the property boundaries and setbacks.
Commercial Contractors/Engineers: When translating plans and blueprints to actual structures, accuracy is key to preventing costly mistakes. A commercial construction project involves many elements interacting together, and the displacement of a wall or pipe can have serious repercussions across the rest of the project, causing time delays and expensive corrections. Construction staking helps reduce the risk of error by enabling everyone involved with the physical construction to see exactly where each element must be placed.
ROLE OF THE SURVEYOR:
Accurate staking is a critical step in ensuring the success of a project. Engaging an experienced and licensed surveyor will guarantee accuracy and reliability of results. During site development, the land surveyor takes the designer’s plans and stakes their correct location on the ground so the buildings, roads, fences, electrical and other underground utilities can be placed in their correct location.