Pre-Construction Survey California

Concerned about potential harm from your construction to its surroundings?

Unsure how to assess this?

Look no further.

ADA Consultants, Inc. provides specialized pre-construction surveys designed to meet California’s landscape and building regulations. Our expert team ensures your project aligns with precision and compliance, minimizing any adverse impact on its surroundings.

Reach out to schedule your survey and ensure a secure and prosperous construction venture!


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What is a Pre-Construction Survey?

Pre-construction surveys (PCSs) are comprehensive evaluations of properties nearby a construction site to document pre-existing conditions, damages, or irregularities within the exterior, roof, or other structure elements of these properties prior to the groundbreaking.

By conducting a pre-construction survey, construction professionals and property owners can create an accurate baseline record to track any pre-existing changes or damages compared to changes caused by construction activity during and after the project.

Why Do You Need a Pre-Construction Survey in California?

Prevent disputes

By documenting pre-existing conditions, surveys help reduce conflicts between property owners and construction teams by creating an objective basis for comparing previous conditions with those existing now.

Risk mitigation

Anticipating potential issues ahead of time provides proactive risk mitigation so construction activities can be planned and conducted to limit any negative repercussions.

Historical preservation

When surveying areas with historical significance, surveys can help preserve structures by documenting existing conditions and providing guidance during construction activities to minimize impact.

Insurance coverage

A comprehensive pre-construction survey may be required by insurance providers to facilitate the procurement of adequate coverage for potential construction-related risks.

Compliance with local regulations and building codes

A survey ensures compliance with local laws and building codes to facilitate a smooth construction process and avoid potential legal complications.

Dilapidation Survey

Dilapidation surveys involve conducting extensive inspections of structures in the vicinity of the construction site, whether commercial or residential, to document and assess their current state before beginning construction activities nearby.

ADA Consultants, Inc. provides dilapidation surveys throughout California with an aim to reduce potential disputes by offering objective baseline assessments that allow transparent communication among parties involved with construction processes. With our help and expertise in dilapidation survey services, construction-related matters will become more accessible and accurate.

Pre-Pour Survey

Pre-pour surveys are an integral step in construction projects, providing critical information on formwork, reinforcement, and site readiness prior to concrete pouring.

At ADA Consultants Inc., our skilled team conducts thorough pre-pour surveys in California, ensuring a seamless construction process that adheres to design specifications. By meticulously examining the base, piers, steel, and formwork before concrete is poured. This proactive approach ensures adherence to the construction plan, identifies potential issues that could compromise structural integrity, and contributes to the longevity and resilience of your projects.

Our Process

Project scope definition

We start the process by accurately outlining the scope of your project, identifying project boundaries, and pinpointing specific areas or buildings that the upcoming construction activities will affect.

Site visit and inspection

Our surveyors conduct an exhaustive on-site inspection, scrutinizing every corner of a property with great care and diligence. We meticulously record detailed descriptions, measurements, and photographic evidence of on-site conditions during this visit. Special consideration is given to any existing damage, cracks, or signs of wear and tear, as well as roof conditions such as leaks or missing shingles.

Document review and reporting

After each survey, our professionals carefully review and approve its documentation before producing our report for distribution to relevant parties such as property owners, construction professionals, and regulatory authorities. They all receive access to an in-depth yet accurate survey report highlighting necessary areas.

Reasons to Choose Us

Expertise in comprehensive assessments

Our team has extensive experience and expertise in conducting thorough pre-construction surveys (PCS). We pride ourselves on meticulous inspections covering all property facets, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of pre-existing conditions.

Cutting-edge technology

Leveraging the latest surveying technology, we employ state-of-the-art tools for accurate data collection. This not only enhances the precision of our assessments but also expedites the survey process, saving you valuable time and resources.

Local knowledge

Our team boasts years of service in California’s diverse environment. As such, they possess vast local expertise that allows us to navigate its particular challenges precisely, guaranteeing your pre-construction survey is compliant and exceeds state regulations.

Proven excellence

Our commitment to excellence is not simply an empty promise; it has been reinforced through the testimonials of satisfied clients who attest to it. These reviews speak volumes for our reliability, attention to detail, and dedication to providing high-quality services.

Timely and efficient service

Time is of the essence in the construction industry. We are committed to delivering timely and efficient pre-construction surveys, ensuring your project stays on schedule. Our streamlined processes and prompt response to client needs set us apart.

Satisfied Customers

As a seasoned architect, I strive to build a competent team of professionals on every project I am involved in.  With that said, the CASp consultant I would highly recommend is Troy Milburn, the CASp of Certified ADA Consultants, Inc. located in Granite Bay, CA.  
Currently, Troy is assisting with an extremely complex project in a local Historic District.  Upgrading an Historic Building up to the current accessibility codes is no easy task, but Troy has been outstanding in providing sensible and thorough guidance to make our project ADA compliant.  My client, my team, and I are thrilled to have Troy Milburn on this project, and I will be engaging Troy on future projects.

Reggie Konet, AIA NCARB
Konet Architecture
Folsom, CA 95630

Troy Milburn and his CASp team have provided consulting services for me over the years on varies hotel projects large and small. They range in size and complexity from large scale renovations needing top down comprehensive interior and exterior ADA compliance oversight to small scale barrier removal in hotel public restrooms or clearances for furniture layouts in an ADA guestroom etc. His keen knowledge and ability to interpret current Fed and California ADA requirements is unparalleled! His decisive CASp leadership along with his personable attitude allows him to work seamlessly with all project stakeholders. He’s always availably and ready to answer questions large or small. I highly recommend Troy and his team at Certified ADA Consultants, Inc.

Kress Fischer
Executive Director of Design & Construction
400 South El Camino Real
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San Mateo, CA 94402-1731
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I have been working with Troy Milburn for Many years now and always enjoy the surprise of a customer providing one of his reports, because they are always well detailed, complete and if there is something I’m not understanding Troy is always a phone call away where he can walk me through his thoughts.

Working with Troy and Certified Ada consultants is always a pleasure and it makes the job a success, the customer Ada compliant, and very happy!!

Roy Sampson

Johnson & Sampson Construction, Inc.
Dba J&S Asphalt
4512 Yankee Hill Ct.
Rocklin, Ca 95677
Office: 916-624-8855
Cell: 916-417-6950
Fax: 916-624-8879

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Troy on several project types including: hotels, restaurants, retail stores, and building lobbies. He’s great at understanding the nuances of the each type of project and the needs of our clients.

Additionally, he’s always flexible, accommodating, and great to work with.  I highly recommend working with them for your commercial project’s needs.

Anthony Roxas, AIA, NCARB 

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Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of pre-construction surveys depends on project size and complexity. We offer competitive yet transparent pricing plans, so contact us now for a custom quotation that satisfies all your project specifications!

As it’s recommended that pre-construction surveys take place well in advance of planned building commencement dates, ample time should be left for their conduct, report generation, and any required actions as a result of the findings.

Yes, pre-construction survey reports can serve as valuable evidence in disputes regarding properties being surveyed. They give a clear insight into any pre-existing conditions in the studied properties.

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