Construction Staking

Protecting Your Investment 

Whether you’re a project owner, contractor, superintendent or person-in-charge, Arizona Surveying understands what’s at stake and how important your construction project is to you. That’s why we don’t just pound stakes in the ground but apply quality control during every step of the layout process. We have an investment too–our reputation.

Surveyors are one of the last lines of defense between plans on paper and concrete/material in the ground. During the calculation and staking process, we take seriously the opportunity to identify any errors, discrepancies or areas of confusion so we can help mitigate them before they are translated through construction and become expensive issues.

We also know that good working relationships alone can often solve problems. We are well-versed in the art and language of construction site communication and work well with contractors, superintendents, foremen and laborers from every discipline.

Construction Staking

Road Stakes for Grading

Accuracy and precision matter. We utilize state-of-the-art calculation/layout techniques and land surveying technology including robotics and GPS. A Registered Land Surveyor is in responsible charge of every project and often is the person putting your stakes in the ground. From decades of working in every type of construction environment we are experienced and trained in construction site safety and are fully bonded and insured.


The key to a successful earthwork and site grading operation is moving dirt and material efficiently and on schedule. We try to be a part of that efficiency by identifying opportunities to place stakes and grades where they matter most. We work closely with superintendents, grade-checkers and operators to make sure they have the information and staking needed to ensure smooth, efficient and timely grading operations. We have calculated and staked all manner of earthwork and grading including site clearing limits, rough grading and excavation, vertical control, building pads, road grading, drainage and detention, fine grading and finish grading.


Accurately translating engineering designs to the ground is the foundation of successful sitework. This is the job of the surveyor and one we take very seriously. From initial plan inspections and calculations through actual staking and cut sheet production, we filter everything through a series of checks meant to catch and reduce errors. We’ve staked virtually every type of engineering improvement including site grading, site drainage and drainage structures, underground utilities, sanitary sewer, water, reclaimed water, storm drain systems and more.

Buildings and Structural Elements

There is little or no room for error when staking expensive buildings and other structural elements. We know this and therefore apply our highest level of accuracy and system of checks when staking assets such as bridges, office buildings, hotels, hospitals, houses, townhomes and any other high-value structure.

Representative Projects

-Construction staking services for the Navajo Nation Justice Center for BITCO/Kitchell Joint Venture. The Kayenta Justice Center is an 84 bed, 54,000 square foot, $30million detention facility located behind the Kayenta District Court in Kayenta, Arizona. Gross Fees: $47,000. Project value: $23 million. Kitchell is a repeat client.

-Construction staking for the NAU Student Academic Services Building for Hardison-Downey Kitchell, on the Northern Arizona University Campus in Flagstaff, AZ. Gross fees $35,000. Project value: $22 million. The project started in 2014 and will be completed in 2015. This is a repeat client.

-Construction staking and related services for the $65 million Navajo Nation Justice Center–Chinle Campus for Okland –Arviso in Chinle, AZ. Gross fees $150,000. The project started in 2013 and was completed in 2016. The client is a repeat customer.

-Innovation Mesa Business Accelerator Building, Phase 1, in Flagstaff, AZ, for FCI Constructors, Inc. Gross fees $25,000. Project value: $8 million. The project started in 2014 and was completed in 2015. FCI is a repeat customer.

-Window Rock Waste Water Treatment Plant, Window Rock, AZ, for RMCI Construction. Gross fees $27,000. The project value is $10 million. The project is started in February, 2015 and ended in 2015.

Arizona Surveying is proud to offer construction surveying, construction staking, construction layout, building layout, civil engineering design, calculations, pipelines, underground utilities, roads, grading, parking lots, landscaping, striping, curbs, sidewalks, vertical control, benchmarks, grid lines, earthwork staking services in Flagstaff, Prescott, Sedona, Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale, Scottsdale, Casa Grande, Yuma, Tucson, Kingman, Laughlin, Grand Canyon, Navajo Reservation, Hopi Reservation, Hualapai Reservation, Coconino County, Yavapai County, Maricopa County, Pima County, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and California.