Category Archives: Survey

Levee Repair Services

In the spring of 2019, record flooding hit Nebraska and Iowa. Nebraska saw the most intense and wide-spread flooding. Towns were evacuated, bridges and a dam collapsed, a nuclear power plant had to close and multiple roads were deemed too unsafe to remain operable. Even now, in October, the community is still dealing with flash…
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What Does A Land Surveyor Do & what Does It Take to Become One?

What Does a Land Surveyor Do? Land surveyors do a variety of tasks such as updating boundary lines and preparing sites for construction so legal disputes can be prevented. They produce plats of surveys and describe property. Land surveyors are involved with measuring properties and pieces of land to determine boundaries. Information about boundaries is…
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Technology and the Modern Day Surveyors

Surveyors have been a significant part of the Country’s history and continue to be an important part of the construction industry today. From George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln to Daniel Boone, William Clark and Meriwether Lewis, these individuals were some of America’s most famous Surveyors that played an essential role in: The westward…
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Construction Lending Requirements – ALTA Survey

In the first of Schemmer’s Construction Lending Blog Series we discussed Phase I ESA’s and how they are an essential piece of the puzzle when it comes to the Construction Lending Process.  The next piece of the puzzle that Schemmer can assist with during this process is an ALTA Survey. It’s always smart to play…
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Once a Surveyor, Always a Surveyor

Meet Brady Watson, PLS, Survey Manager for Schemmer’s Tulsa Office Once a surveyor, always a surveyor? You could say that’s the case for Schemmer’s Brady Watson, land surveyor for our Tulsa office. “Surveying is the only work I’ve ever done. Even through high school and college.” Brady’s father was a surveyor and growing up he…
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Schemmer meets your survey needs in Oklahoma

Answer: “A Hot Rod” That’s how it all started for us ... early founder Gene Gollehon started the firm as a civil engineering and surveying firm in 1959. A black Volkswagen “Bug” served as the firm’s first survey vehicle. Schemmer Land Surveyors in Oklahoma Decades later, Schemmer continues to provide our surveying clients with the…
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What are Pre-Engineered Buildings?

Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEBs) are the building components which are manufactured at a factory and assembled on site. Usually PEBs are steel structures and can be an alternative to conventional structural steel buildings. PEB structural components are fabricated at the factory to exact size, transported to site and assembled at site, usually with bolted connections. This…
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Design with Purpose. Build with Confidence.

Logos are a part of our everyday life, on a t-shirt, a TV commercial and signs as you drive through town. They can be big, small, colorful, simple or bold. All have their own unique attributes, but they are everywhere. Many of them often include taglines such as "Design with Purpose. Build with Confidence.," but…
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Land Survey Myths and Misconceptions

Are you purchasing a new property? Maybe you’re thinking about a new extension to your business or extending your parking lot? Have you thought about a land survey yet? It’s imperative that you hire a professional land survey firm if you’re thinking about starting any new construction project – or it could end up costing…
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