Land Surveying Review and Research Company

Pre-Development Land Surveying Review and Research Services


New Era provides pre-development land surveying review and research services to help you properly evaluate the land our clients wish to design and construct their ideal project on. We excel at conducting a variety of land surveying and land research services to help you accurately forecast budgets and time for all types of land development projects!

Pre-development land surveying services

land surveying Review and Research Services

Land Surveying Review and Land Research Services from New Era

With over 30 years of experience, New Era provides the best pre-development land surveying review and research services with an emphasis on our core values of honesty, integrity and ethics to deliver the most reliable and trustworthy pre-development land research in all of Houston.

What does it mean to review your survey?

Land surveying is a crucial process in real estate, construction, and land development. It involves measuring and mapping the physical features of a parcel of land. A land survey review services typically involves examining and understanding the results of a land survey.

Our Process

Here are some key points we consider in a land surveying review and research process:

Boundary Lines

  • Verify that the survey clearly defines the boundary lines of the property.
  • Check for any discrepancies or overlaps with neighboring properties.

Legal Descriptions

  • Ensure that the legal descriptions provided in the survey match the legal documents of the property.
  • Confirm that the surveyor has referenced the correct landmarks or monuments.


  • Identify any easements or rights-of-way that may affect the use of the land.
  • Confirm that the survey accurately reflects the location and dimensions of these easements.


  • Review the topographic details to understand the natural features of the land.
  • Check for contours, elevation changes, and other relevant information for development or construction.


  • Verify the location of existing structures on the property.
  • Ensure that the survey includes accurate measurements and descriptions of buildings, fences, and other improvements.

Planning & Development Compliance

  • Confirm that the survey complies with local zoning regulations.
  • Check for any violations or encroachments that may impact land use.

Surveyor's Certification

  • Ensure that the survey includes a certification by a licensed and qualified surveyor.
  • Confirm the date of the survey and ensure it is current.

Monuments and Markers

  • Verify the presence and accuracy of survey monuments and markers.
  • Confirm that these markers are consistent with historical records and legal documents.

Water Features

  • If applicable, review details about water bodies, rivers, or streams on or near the property.
  • Ensure compliance with any water-related regulations.

Access and Right-of-Way

  • Confirm that the property has legal access, and the survey accurately depicts access points.
  • Check for any shared driveways or rights-of-way.

Future Considerations

  • Anticipate future developments or changes in the area that may impact the property.
We involve professionals such as land surveyors, real estate attorneys, and land planners in the review process to ensure accuracy and compliance with local regulations. Additionally, local laws and regulations may vary, so we consider the specific requirements of the jurisdiction in which the land is located. Get the best land surveying review and research services from New Era today!

Counties We Serve

Harris | Liberty | Chambers | Galveston | Brazoria | Waller | Montgomery | Fort Bend

Pre-development Land Surveying and Research

Here are the different developmental surveys

  • Boundary Survey
  • Existing Conditions Survey or As-Built Survey
  • Topographic Survey
  • Site Planning Survey
  • Elevation Survey and Elevation Certificate

We take your project to the finish line

New Era—the diamond tier choice amongst land surveying review and land research companies in Houston—we work with the best land surveyors and researchers for all types of land development investments and industries, from residential, agricultural, commercial, to enterprise level businesses and even for global pursuits in the City With No Limits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to land surveying review and research services:

What is a land survey?

A land survey is the process of measuring and mapping the positions and boundaries of a parcel of land. It involves determining the angles, distances, and elevations of points on the Earth’s surface.

Why do I need a land survey?

Land surveys are essential for various reasons, including property boundary identification, land development, construction projects, property transactions, and legal disputes.

What is a property boundary survey?

A property boundary survey defines the legal boundaries of a property, identifies corners and monuments, and provides a detailed map of the property lines.

How much does a land survey cost?

The cost of a land survey can vary based on factors such as the size and complexity of the property, the type of survey needed, and the location. It’s best to obtain quotes from licensed surveyors.

What types of land surveys are there?

Common types of land surveys include boundary surveys, topographic surveys, ALTA/NSPS surveys, construction surveys, and subdivision surveys.

What is an ALTA/NSPS survey?

An ALTA/NSPS survey is a comprehensive survey adhering to standards set by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). It includes detailed information for title insurance purposes.

How long does a land survey take?

The duration of a land survey depends on the size and complexity of the property, the type of survey, and other factors. Simple boundary surveys may take a few days, while more complex surveys may take weeks.

What is a benchmark in surveying?

A benchmark is a known, fixed point of reference with a precisely measured elevation. Surveyors use benchmarks to establish elevations on a property.

Can a land surveyor set property corners?

Yes, a land surveyor can set or re-establish property corners by using surveying instruments and records to accurately position and mark the corners of a property.

What is a FEMA elevation certificate?

A FEMA elevation certificate is a document prepared by a licensed surveyor that provides information about a property’s elevation in relation to the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). It is often required for properties located in flood-prone areas.

How often should I have my property surveyed?

The need for surveys depends on factors such as property changes, construction projects, and legal requirements. If there are significant changes to the property or if you’re involved in a real estate transaction, a survey may be necessary.

Can a land surveyor resolve property disputes?

Yes, land surveyors can play a crucial role in resolving property boundary disputes by providing accurate measurements and establishing the true boundaries of a property.

Do I need to hire a professional property surveyor or can I measure my own property?

Professional property surveyors have access to the right technology, tools, equipment and teams of people, ensuring a higher level of accuracy and professionalism required for a formal property survey. Formal surveyors who are professionally trained have a license number to sign off on legal paperwork.

What does pre-development land research help with?

Pre-development land research helps with 6 very important areas that will help determine the likelihood of success for any land development project: project feasibility, cost estimation, site suitability, regulatory & legal compliance (due diligence), risk assessment and market analysis.

What type of land development survey do I need?

To find out the best type of survey for your land development needs, it is best to partner with a company that has all the legal and practical resources that you need to successfully and accurately identify what your land and project needs to successfully start & finish construction.

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Trusted Pre-Development Land Surveying and Research Services in Houston

We help our clients move forward with confidence by providing legal counsel for property development projects: from pre-development to construction phases, New Era land surveying Review and research services help demystify Houston land pre-development processes, helping you to successfully navigate through the legal complexities with ease and peace of mind. We have the best land development attorneys in Texas to help you identify the correct steps, services and strategies to take your project to the finish line—including land surveying review and research services.
To provide the highest level of service to meet the needs of our diverse clientele (from property owners and farm development to commercial, industrial, enterprise and even global business pursuits—New Era matches clients to tailored, ideal solutions, customized and scaled to the unique needs of their project. Trust your project with New Era pre-development land surveying review and research services team and leave the rest to us, we will analyze every aspect of your land to ensure your take the right decisions and approach for your specific land development project.
We specialize in offering comprehensive land surveying review and research services to meet all your land development needs! New Era offers the best pre-development land research services and surveying review services in Houston. Trust us with your project as we will always work to keep the ball rolling to get you to the finish line. talk to our land surveying review and research services team, tell us what you need and leave the rest to us, we will help you make the right decisions to keep your project moving in the right direction.