Why You May Need an As-Built Survey for Your Remodeling Project

Why You May Need an As-Built Survey for Your Remodeling Project

As-built Survey are needed to show the home or structure as it was constructed.

As-built drawings are made for use by architects or designers to develop the project into a complete set of working drawings and are often used when seeking project approval for a remodel or addition from your local Building or Planning Agency. Also will be use by your Field Forman, Inspectors, Owners, Subcontractors, throughout each phase of construction.


As-built survey gather the dimensions information from an existing building by way of field observation, photographs and data measuring.

As-Built Floor Plans may include some or all of these elements.

  • Visible Base Building Elements
  • Walls & Partition Walls
  • Doors & Windows
  • Stairs
  • Built-in Cabinetry & Millwork
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • HVAC
  • Electrical Switches & Fixtures
  • Telephone & Data Jacks
  • Visible Mechanical Elements
  • Door, Sill & Header Heights
  • Equipment

 Here are a few reasons why you may need an as-built survey.

  • A successful remodeling project starts with a detailed and accurate plan about the starting point.
  • Helps avoid schedule delays brought on by change orders. Change orders cost everyone money.
  • Avoid costly project delays because something was overlooked in the plan. A well thought out plan helps everyone understand exactly what’s involved in the project.

If your project requires a As-Built Survey, we will begin by doing an thorough review of the existing conditions of the space and taking detailed measurements of current dimensions including foundation, framing, electrical switches & fixtures, plumbing fixtures, plumbing supply and waste lines locations, HVAC system, including equipment, ducting and venting, window and door locations.

Our As-built Survey requirements are that all elements listed must be visible and/ or accessible. Electrical and mechanical elements are show as all diagrams, panel schedules, circuits, wire sizes, duct sizes and locations, etc are excluded. Some items may not be measured and drawn due to specific project conditions.