Foundation Layout


Licensed & Certified Surveying

Arek Surveying provides clients with a wide array of surveying services, including foundation surveying. Another term for a foundation survey is a foundation layout. Our services extend to clients across the 5 NYC boroughs, including Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and even Nassau County. A foundation layout is helpful for many in the construction industry, as it yields results to ease the building of a new property. We are a licensed and certified surveying company and offer many different surveying options. 


What Is a Foundation Layout?

A foundation layout is vital when it comes to construction projects. Most notably with residential construction projects. It is often the first step in many home projects, as it is used for both planning and insurance purposes. The outcome for many of these types of projects are reliant on the care and effort that was put in with the survey. It needs to be precise.

Everything that gets built on your house for any home project will be based on the layout. That makes it crucial to the construction process. Any preliminary mistake initially can cause issues down the road. Getting it right will help you immensely when it comes to any changes you or the contractors may want due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Foundation Layout Methods

Getting your foundation layout square and to the correct dimensions is a key element while in the midst of any sort of construction project. There are two popular methods that can be used to properly handle a job like this:

  • 3:4:5 Triangle Method

  • Diagonal Method

The 3:4:5 Triangle Method is able to produce a perfect 90-degree corner. It forces your foundation layout to be a perfect rectangle instead of a parallelogram. The Diagonal Method of a layout works the same way as the 3:4:5 method, except you only measure the opposing diagonal corners until you get them the same distance apart. Once these diagonal lines are equal, you will have a perfect triangle.

Call For A Free Surveying Consultation

Arek Surveying has years of experience in the surveying field and provides clients with trusted and reliable surveying options. These layouts are vital for many construction projects, as they provide a clear and concise look of the grounds. For more information about our surveying options, please contact us today. We proudly serve clients across the five boroughs of NYC and beyond. 

Foundation Layout surveys are available in all New York and New Jersey Counties: Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Westchester, Yonkers, Richmond, Suffolk County, Nassau County, Rockland, Bergen, Essex, etc.