After 16 years (1996-2012) of being Business Partners McTigue and Spiewak are taking their business ventures in separate directions. Both land surveyours are still offering their surveying services and can be reach at the links below.

If you would like to reach McTigue & Associates, Ltd. please click on the following link to his new web-site:
If you would like to reach Andrew Spiewak Land Surveyor, Inc. please click on the following link to his new web-site:
John D McTigue
Andrew F Spiewak

Land surveing

McTigue & Spiewak, Inc. provides all types of land surveying work. The professionals provide expertise in landsurveys of all types. For the homeowner or professional, we can prepare Condominium Surveys, Plat of Surveys,ALTA Surveys for real estate closings, refinancing or building permits, as well as Plats ofSubdivision/Resubdivision and many others.

A person may have occasion to employ a Land Surveyor only once in a lifetime. Since such employment is so infrequent, the average person is not aware of the logical steps to be followed when employing a Land Surveyor.

To help you to know the steps to follow, the answers to a few common questions are contained herein.

What is a Land Surveyor?

A Professional Land Surveyor is a person who is qualified by education and experience, and who has passed an examination for licensure required by the State of Illinois to practice Land Surveying in Illinois.

When might I need a Survey?

When buying or selling land, the location of which is not clearly defined on the ground.
Before land is divided.
If a lending institution requires a survey.
If a line or corner is not defined.
Before building close to a line.
Before a lot is conveyed from a larger tract.
Before developing the property.
When you believe someone has built on your property.

How much will a Survey cost?

Fees of Surveyors are on a level with other professions. The Surveyor's fees are dependent upon the size of the tract and other factors including, the terrain and vegetation, accessibility, and if reliable survey monuments exist in the area. Therefore, the surveyors will estimate the approximate of the survey for you prior to commencing the work. However, do not depend on the lowest priced survey to be the best survey. Obtain the services of a reputable Surveyor.

What can a Surveyor do for me?

Advise you whether you need a survey or not.
Examine your deed and adjoining deeds for problems.
Find and mark corners and property lines.
Establish new corners and property lines.
Survey subdivisions.
Make contour maps.
Cooperate with your attorney, title insurer, realtor, banker, architect, and engineer.
Locate improvements such as: wells, buildings, fences, right-of-ways, encroachments, etc.
Appear in court as an expert witness.

What does the Surveyor need from me?

The more information you can furnish the Surveyor, the more you may expedite the Surveyor's work. Such information includes:

The purpose of the survey.
A copy of your legal description from a reliable source.
Location of any known property corners.
Information about adjoining land owners.
Information about disagreements over corners and lines.
Agreement as to who pays and when.

What should I receive from the Professional Land Surveyor?

Plat or plats showing all desired information.

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Providing an indispensable service to attorneys, builders and land developersand southeastern Wisconsin, McTigue & Spiewak, Inc. is available for all types of land surveying work. Surveying...