Our Services

Surveying

At GEL Geophysics, we understand that the availability of precise, accurate, complete, and timely survey information can make a difference in the overall success of a project. Our experienced Project Managers and Professional Licensed Surveyors have extensive experience performing essential surveying services. Our ultimate goal is to work closely with you to yield information that will add significant value to your project and keep the project on schedule and on budget. Our project portfolio includes managing projects for a diverse group of clientele such as: municipalities; transportation departments; developers; architectural; engineering; construction; and utility firms. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience managing complex surveying projects throughout Georgia and North Carolina. We have a Passion for Excellence…Devotion to our Profession…and a Commitment to Quality.

GEL Geophysics offers a wide range of surveying services and maintains a comprehensive list of the latest surveying equipment and drafting/mapping software. We also employ staff who possess the professional registrations and experience to ensure the technical accuracy of each project. By performing the survey services required for your projects using our licensed professional surveyors, your data will be reliable, accurate, and defensible.

SERVICES
ALTA / ACSM SURVEYS

GEL Geophysics can provide surveys according to standards adopted by the American Land Title Association and the American Congress for Survey Mapping.

UTILITY AS-BUILT AND POST-CONSTRUCTION SURVEYS

GEL Geophysics provides As-built surveys and prepares drawings to show the horizontal and vertical placement of utility systems. This information is often required for release of bonds or payments or for confirmation that utility lines are accurately located.

UTILITY SURVEYS

GEL Geophysics specializes in providing detailed locations for underground utilities through our extensive knowledge and experience with the Subsurface Utility Engineering process.

BOUNDARY SURVEYS

GEL Geophysics provides boundary surveys which are often necessary to confirm the location of property lines on projects. The location of property lines are an essential element on projects that involve the following:

• Subdivisions of land
• Design and development of improvements that are near or cross boundary lines
• Easements or rights of way
• Regulatory setback lines
• Purchase, transfer, or mortgaging of real property

TREE LOCATION SURVEYS

Counties and municipalities often have tree ordinances that stipulate how to perform site work around existing tree resources. GEL Geophysics provides tree surveys to identify size, species, condition and location of trees on a parcel of land. This information is critical to project planning and engineering to ensure the protection of trees and compliance with applicable regulations.

TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEYS

GEL Geophysics provides topographic surveys that capture the physical features of the earth, as well as the elevations of the subject property that are typically used for planning and engineering.

ROUTE SURVEYS

GEL Geophysics provides route surveys along rights-of-way for the use in planning and engineering. With multiple crews, we are equipped to provide this data for large and small parcels in a short period of time.

CONSTRUCTION LAYOUT SURVEYS

GEL Geophysics provides construction stakeout surveys and layouts of the existing conditions of the future work site, including topography, existing buildings and utilities.  From construction project control to building layout, GEL Geophysics' surveys help guide the construction of new projects and keep projects on schedule.

GPS SURVEYS

Using state-of-the-art Global Positioning System (GPS), GEL Geophysics can perform Static or RTK surveys.

Static GPS Surveying is used to establish survey control points with sate plane coordinate grid values at high precision.
RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) GPS Surveying is used to obtain survey data relative to a single reference station, using real-time corrections.

SETTLEMENT SURVEYS

GEL Geophysics provides elevations used to determine the vertical movement of foundations or structures over time.

VOLUME SURVEYS

Volume surveys are primarily used to measure the quantity of materials that have been moved on a site or stored on a project. The material may include soil, stone, coal, agricultural products, silt and others. In many cases, these numbers are used to determine a basis for payment.

WETLAND SURVEYS

A wetland survey is provided to determine the limits of United States protected wetlands under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. These surveys, used for site planning and engineering, are commonly a basis for permitting applications and mitigation of these protected areas.

PROPERTY SURVEY CONDEMNATION MAPS

GEL Geophysics performs Property Surveys for Departments of Transportation (DOT). When DOT projects require acquisition of property extending beyond the State’s existing rights-of-way (ROW), they must negotiate a settlement with the property owner. In the event a settlement cannot be reached between the two parties, the case will go to mediation and possibly to court. If either mediation or court are necessary, a Property Survey is required to provide the mediator or court with a Condemnation Map1. The map serves as an exhibit illustrating boundaries of the private property owned, the existing DOT ROW, and the proposed new boundaries for both. The map also illustrates the relevant project area, proposed damages to the property, and pertinent topographic features. The map is used to aid in reaching a monetary settlement for the property owner.

1The Condemnation Map is for illustrative purposes only and is not a recorded survey.

RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISIONS

GEL Geophysics has a comprehensive understanding of the land development process for both residential and commercial sites.

PHOTOGRAMMETRIC GROUND CONTROL

Photogrammetry is the science of making accurate measurements from photographs. GEL Geophysics uses high-speed imaging and remote sensing in order to detect, measure and record complex 2-D and 3-D motion fields to recover exact positions of surface points. 

GIS MAPPING

GEL Geophysics provides Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping to help clients organize large amounts of data. GEL Geophysics is equipped with GPS units that capture data, and can then be imported into GIS software used to compile large databases.

WHY CHOOSE GEL?

• Experience and Company Stability
• Quality and Dependability
• Responsiveness and Timeliness
• Robust Equipment and Software
• AutoCAD and Microstation Deliverables
• Competitive Pricing
• Peace of Mind
• GDOT prequalified in area classes: 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, 5.08, and 6.01b
• NCDOT prequalified for Hydrographic Surveys and Route Location Surveys

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