Dearden and Stanton Limited offers a variety of services in both the fields of engineering and land surveying in Orillia and surrounding areas. We have been providing professional services since our incorporation in 1964. On this page, you’ll find descriptions and illustrations of some of our most commonly requested services to give you a better idea of what is offered by Dearden and Stanton Limited. We understand that each project is different and we will work with you to ensure that you receive the services that you require. If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us today.
SRPR is an as-built survey of new and existing structures detailing the boundaries of the property and any rights of ways, encroachments or easements that may affect your property. Included with SRPR and a written report outlining any points of interest about your property. SRPR is most commonly when buying or selling a property.
A Topographic Survey is a document prepared from field data that defines the horizontal and vertical position of the surface and obvious underground features in and around a subject property. The architect and/or engineer can use a topographic plan to complete lot grading, site servicing and/or stormwater management design for the property.
A Lot Grading Plan is a pre-construction design document required before the issuance of a building permit that precisely defines the horizontal and vertical positioning of proposed structures and other improvements on a property. This allows the municipality to confirm the suitability of the proposed grading and drainage patterns after construction and provides a guideline document to verify the conformance of construction while in progress, and when completed.
Lot Grading Plans help in specifying design elevations, surface gradients, lot types and drainage-related information. The purpose of a lot grading plan is to provide proper drainage away from buildings for the benefit of property owners.
Our team at Dearden and Stanton Limited is proud to offer professional lot grading plans for property owners in Orillia. Whether you are constructing a residential house or a commercial property, we provide accurate plans. We first conduct a physical examination of the place and then build the plan which can act as the outset of a project. Property owners can also use this plan for the approval process from local authorities.
A grading plan shows different physical components of the site in five-foot increments. It shows the slope of the site and gives an accurate overview of the site to the supervisor. With the help of a grading plan, the site supervisor can analyze the strength of the structure.
At Dearden and Stanton Limited, we have been providing grading plans for Orillia residents for several years. We have gained expertise and knowledge in providing precise results. Count on us for your project planning needs and build your dream property!
We have served many corporate and municipal clients including the Canadian National Railway Real Estate Department, Casino Rama, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and more.
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A Reference Plan (R-Plan) illustrates existing boundaries, location and other pertinent tilt-related information that can be used for subdividing land or can be used to make a material change to what is registered on the title for a property. They are like registered plans but do not extinguish and re-write the underlying land registry fabric onto which they are superimposed. They only reference the underlying registered plan, which anchors them geo-spatially to the underlying legal fabric. The final Plan of Survey defines the property’s legal limits and/or boundaries and is deposited in the local Land Registry Office.
A reference plan is necessary for severance. It includes the location of fences, hedges, retaining walls or overhead wires concerning the existing boundaries of a building or place and any easements or rights of way that are evident. Buildings and other improvements are generally not depicted
Situations requiring reference plans could include one neighbour selling a piece of his property to another or a farmer carving out building lots from a larger parcel. There are many considerations like cost, time registry requirement, government involvement and tolerance for red tape and more while deciding the subdivision of land using a reference plan. As it is a legal document that can be referred to in any situation that requires a legally binding and geographically quantifiable land asset in question, it must be deposited to the Land Registry Office, where it is assigned a unique identifier for convenient referencing.
It begins with the creation of a draft reference plan depicting the proposed severance. Then the draft R-Plan is used in the application for consent which might be approved as is or with some revisions by the lawyers. Once the draft is approved, it is then submitted to the local Land Registry Office and assigned a unique identification number to make it part of the public record. After this, the lawyer must go through the process of changing the land description to assign appropriate parts on the r-plan to the appropriate parcels.
A prerequisite for property ownership is to know where the limits lie. Whether it is private property, commercial space or land used for mining and drilling, arguments might arise without clear boundaries. Even if the boundary lines are contradictory; landowners may need to consider carrying out a boundary survey for a clearer picture. This could include projects like building a fence, a retaining wall, a deck or even a house. By making sure you are building on your property, and by respecting the setback requirements of your local municipality, you can properly protect your investment.
People generally perform boundary surveys before they buy, split, improve or build on the land. The professionals will conduct a thorough survey of the boundaries measuring as accurately as possible and then a land surveyor will create a boundary draft. The drawings can include:
Lot Dimensions: Usually generated from the deed, subdivision plats and survey drawings.
Improvements: It includes changes on land made by previous owners including houses, sheds, garages, pools, and other permanent changes.
Fences: To determine the location of the property but cannot be considered as the outline of the property.
Easements: Only be included if the land surveyor has a copy of the title commitment.
The necessary components of a boundary survey comprise of:
Extensive registry research about deeds: It includes public and private research that comes from various resources like municipal offices, other land surveyors, historical societies, state agencies, information from the owner of abutting land, and the county commissioner’s office.
Deed sketch: A worksheet will be created by the surveyor identifying record calls along each boundary line to show the intentions of the original grantor for the property.
Field reconnaissance: Surveyor will explore the property and mark the corners, gathering all the information required to complete the drawing.
Data entry and analysis: Data is entered and reviewed, validated, and the mathematical accuracy verified. The surveyor determines acreage, easements, encroachments, corner locations, rights of way, and various other aspects.
Preparing the final plan: It contains the results of all final findings and recommendations. The plan is now a legal document, insured and prepared in compliance with the requirements of the state Board of Licensure.
Visit the site: Surveyors will visit the site and mark all the boundaries as a sign to people that the land has been officially surveyed.
Defining boundaries is an important legal task for the division of property and land. The general steps that are carried out in the survey are the following:
Each corner of the property is verified and relocated, if not clear where the corner is.
Surveyor will mark each corner which generally consists of a two feet tall rebar or iron pipe for easy location.
After marking is done, the surveyor will spray pink paint to ensure the clear visibility of the corners.
Wooden stakes or flags can also be put near the corners with labels to locate property corners.
The person commissioning the survey can choose whether they want improvements to be shown on the boundary drawing. This could include things like homes, buildings, sheds, pools, fences, or other permanent structures.
The surveyor will finally take note of all potential encroachments.
The cost for each project differs depending on the various property factors and how the company changes. Some of the common things that can influence the cost of a boundary survey include:
Accessibility and terrain of parcel land to be surveyed
Seasonal variations of the land
Shape and size of land parcel
Reason for a boundary survey
Come to Dearden and Stanton Limited for your boundary survey in Orillia. As your trusted commercial surveyor, we would like to survey your land.
An M-Plan is used to create a large number of lots within a parcel of land in which the boundary of the property has been certified. Once an M-Plan is registered the original property fabric is replaced by the new property identification information.
Storm Water Management design defines the method of drainage collection and control, including both rate and quality control, and ensures that released drainage does not damage private or municipal property, minimizes or eliminates flooding or impacts to the groundwater table or downstream drainage systems, prevents erosion or pollution, and does not negatively impact aquatic life or habitat. Storm Water Management requirements are often site-specific depending on the watershed, approval authority’s specifications and the methods of storm drainage controls proposed.
Mr. Stanton has prepared several reports and has appeared as an expert witness regarding Boundary and Title disputes. He is very familiar with the process of completing Reports and Plans for submission in a Boundaries Act. Mr. Stanton has been cited in the following Ontario Court decisions regarding boundary issues:
The following is a list of some of the Surveying Services offered by Dearden and Stanton Limited:
When considering building a house and/or garage, or putting an addition on to an existing house, you will most likely require a building permit. The following are the steps we perform in order to help you to the building permit stage.
Permit Application Stage
Construction Layout Stage
We make all the necessary calculations in our office based on the final building plans that have been provided to us by our client and/or builder. Construction layout typically requires two or three field visits. Additional field visits might be necessary depending on the requirements, or complexity of the project.
The following is a list of some of the Consulting Services offered by Dearden and Stanton Limited: