Services

Van Horn offers many services. We find that most folks have land and want to know where it starts and ends or they want to develop their land.

What do I own/What are my boundaries?

Do you already have a piece of land and want to see what you actually own? Below are a few different options that may help.

Land Survey Plat (LSP)

 

A LSP shows only the boundary lines, easements and right-of-ways. With a LSP, the property corners are found and re-establishes any missing corners.  Optional information may include easements as disclosed in a title commitment (not required but recommended). The completed survey follows Colorado Revised Statute and is recorded with the County and becomes public record.

Improvement Survey Plat (ISP)

An ISP shows the location of all structures, visible utilities, easements, and right-of-ways.  With an ISP, the property corners are found and re-establishes any missing corners. Optional information may include easements as disclosed in a title commitment (not required but recommended).  The completed survey follows Colorado Revised Statute and is recorded with the County and becomes public record.

What can I develop/What can I build?

Do you have a vacant piece of land that you want to build your dream home on? Well below are some of the services we provide to help with that.

Site Plan

There are two kinds of Site Plans; Existing Conditions Site Plan and Proposed Conditions Site Plan.  An Existing Conditions Site Plan shows the placement of everything currently on the vacant lot like trees and visible utilities.  A Proposed Conditions Site Plan shows where the possible location of a house is to be built.  The Proposed Conditions Site Plan is the final product that will get turned into the County for a permit in order to start building.

Septic Design

While working with the excavator of your choice, we will design your septic system.  The design includes soils analysis, drafting of the Septic Site Plan, the design, and the needed inspections required by the County.  Once the design is approved by the County, a permit is issued and installation of the system can begin.

Structural

Our licensed structural engineer can assist you with a large variety of structural issues that include:  structures (steel, reinforced, concrete, wood), foundations, floors, roofs, retaining walls, supports and lifts, and code analysis.

 
 

Other Services

  • Bridge Design

    Designing of bridges, culverts and etc.

  • Legal Descriptions and Easements

    A legal description of a property is a way to define or accurately pinpoint where a particular piece of property is located. An easement is a right given to another person to trespass upon or use land owned by somebody else. They are typically used for roads or utility lines. Van Horn completes the Easement Exhibit, but you will also need a cover letter that has to be completed by an attorney. After completion, bot the legal description and Easement Exhibit are recorded with the County.

  • Elevation Certificate

    This is a certificate regulated by FEMA that determines whether or not a home or business is located in the flood zone. They are sometimes required by insurance companies who offer flood insurance.

  • Construction Staking

    This is used to help contractors with the location of utilities, bridges, roads, etc. Stakes are placed at the designated location. Staking can also be done on residential lots for placement of the house before building begins.

  • Condominium Plat

    This divides a building into individual units that can be bought and sold. It shows the improvements and the measured interior of the units. The plat includes the boundary of the development, any units or buildings to be located on the property along with the floor plans.

  • Annexation Plat

    This is done when a property is unincorporated and wishes to be included within the boundaries of the city or town. The completed plat is recorded with the County and becomes public record.

  • Subdivision Plat

    These are done when a client wants to divide a piece of land to create a new subdivision and may include new roads, drainage, utilities, etc.. We follow the Town or County’s standards. A survey plat is created with the information and property corners are set. After completion, the survey is recorded with the County and becomes public record.

  • Boudary Line Adjustment/Amended Plat

    The difference between a BLA and an AP depends on the legal description of the parcel. AP’s are completed for those within a subdivision with a lot or block number and a BLA are for those with a metes and bounds legal description. These are for clients who wish to adjust the lines of their property, either by combining lots, buying a portion of a neighbor’s lot, or splitting the lot into multiple parcels. This is a long process as guidelines from either the Town or the County have to be followed. A survey is completed with the new property lines and new property corners are set. After completion, the survey is recorded with the County and becomes public record.

  • ALTA Survey

    An ALTA survey is a highly detailed survey that can be complex. These are typically required by the title companies for commercial properties. It follows the standards set by American Land Title Association (ALTA) and follows the Table A requirements.The completed survey is recorded with the County and becomes public record.

  • Improvement Location Certificate

    An ILC is NOT a survey, but a certificate that is normally required by a title company during the sale of property. A title commitment is required as the Schedule B Exceptions are assessed. Improvements, easements and right-of-ways are located in relation to the boundary line. An ILC should not be relied upon as a survey for the building of fences, buildings, etc.

  • Topographic Surveys

    These are site maps that show the topographic features of a site by way of contour lines. They show natural features like rock outcroppings and hills. Topo is requested by those who need to know the overall site grade and elevations of the lot.

Van Horn Engineering & Surveying
1043 Fish Creek Rd.
Estes Park, CO 80517


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Office: 970-586-9388

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