How Can We Help You?

Our highly focused scope of services in the fields of civil engineering and land surveying include:


  • Horizontal and vertical control surveys
  • Boundary and topographic surveys
  • As-built surveys
  • American Land Title surveys (ALTA/ACSM)
  • House location surveys
  • Construction stake out
  • Surveys using GPS
  • Elevation certification for FEMA Flood Insurance
  • Coordination of aerial photogrammetry
  • Utility stake out
  • Subdivision plats
  • Dedication and easement plats
  • Condominium plats
  • Consulting, including quality assurance surveys and contractor layout validation


  • Land planning
  • Site development design
  • Preparation of Engineered site construction drawings
  • Water, sanitary sewer, and storm drainage design in plan and profile
  • Hydraulic modeling
  • Hydraulic grade line computations
  • Hydrologic studies
  • Stormwater management design
  • Best Management Practices (BMP) design
  • Floodplain studies
  • Coordination of environmental and geotechnical studies, architectural planning and with other disciplines
  • Landscape plan design
  • Erosion control design
  • Plan processing with local and State jurisdictions for plan approval and permitting
  • Bond estimates
  • Earthwork analysis
  • Construction cost estimates
  • Feasibility studies
  • Parking tabulations
  • Proffer analysis

In addition, we utilize computer assisted drafting and design (CADD) through state-of-the-art design and land surveying software as well as the latest hardware. We produce machine-plotted (CAD) drawings as required by clients, and deliver finished record plats and engineered plans in digital formats as needed.

  • Our Projects

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  • Testimonials

    "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ross, France & Ratliff, Ltd. for the civil engineering services that your firm has provided for Prince William County Schools new and renovated facilities."
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  • Photo Acknowledgement

    Special thanks to Roger Snyder for the aerial photography.