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Construction staking, also known as “Construction Layout,” is the process of analyzing and interpreting architectural and civil engineering plans and calculating appropriate offset survey points and elevations. It also involves placing stakes in the field that mark the location and elevation of proposed grades, detention ponds, utility structures, curb and gutter, buildings or any other improvements as shown on the approved engineering design drawing or architectural plans. These stakes are set for each stage of construction, from rough grading to project completion.

Our seasoned field superintendent and experienced crew chiefs oversee each phase of staking services, coordinating the activity between the contractor, engineer, architect and client to ensure job timeliness and accuracy.

Surveyor assessing construction staking

To achieve maximum accuracy and productivity, our field technicians use Trimble RTK GPS along with Trimble Robotic Total Stations with data collectors for all construction staking and site layout work. These field crews are fully supported by CAD technicians and our office staff of professional land surveyors with a proven track record of providing reliable staking services.

Diverse Project Experience

Compass Surveying provides professional construction staking services for a wide variety of projects including:

  • Site Development
  • Commercial | Retail
  • Subdivisions
  • Environmental
  • Industrial | Warehouse
  • Single-Family Residential
  • Schools | Churches
  • Municipal | Governmental

Construction site building frame

Start‐to‐Finish Construction Staking Services

It doesn’t matter which firm prepared the civil engineering plans for your project. We offer complete construction staking services including:

  • Anchor Bolt Surveys
  • Monitoring/Settlement
  • Benchmarks
  • Property-line staking
  • Building-column layout
  • Roadway staking
  • Curb and gutter staking
  • Site control/layout
  • Erosion control
  • Utility staking
  • Foundation staking
  • Light-pole staking
  • Foundation Surveys
  • Sidewalk staking

We can provide you with a lump‐sum fee or “not to exceed” budget for your project based upon our review of preliminary or final engineering plans or architectural drawings.

To further discuss the land survey service your project needs, contact us at (630) 820-9100 today to speak with a Compass professional.