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SIGN INSTALLATION SURVEY

Consumer Site Surveys

Before many signs are installed, removed, or altered, a site survey can be a useful – or even required – as a way to make sure that your sign can be placed safely and in accordance with all local laws. We closely examine your site of your potential sign and create a report to help guide the fabrication and installation process.

As sign professionals at Blue Dot Signs, our knowledge of sign manufacturing and permit needs in NJ allows us to create accurate, detailed surveys to meet any building code requirements. We can also use these surveys to provide recommendations for the plans and design of your sign.

Types of Site Surveys

Site Survey Services at Blue Dot Signs

For any large signage project, a site survey by a professional is an important first step. We collect essential data during a survey which will show areas of opportunity and any potential challenges with your sign before fabrication begins. This makes it possible to make any changes and prepare your site for the final installation. During a site survey, we will create a report detailing:

  • Measurements – We take accurate measurements of the property and the installation site to ensure every factor is built to the correct size. Measurements are also needed for permit filing.
  • Photos – For permits and for reference, we take photographs of the property. This can help create a virtual picture of what the final sign will look like.
  • Electrical Needs – We determine where the power source is located for lit signs and any additional steps required to attach the sign to power.
  • Permit Needs – Many signs require a permit filed with the local municipality before installation can begin. Reports for permits will often require measurements, details of sign features, mockups, and other media. We offer research and permit filing to assist with this step as well.
  • Installation Area – We examine the location where the sign will be installed for any issues. If the sign will be wall mounted, we ensure the wall surface is smooth and stable. For pole or pylon mounted signs, we check for the possibility of digging into the ground to place the support.
  • Plan for Installation – In the early site survey, we will determine the equipment required for installation as well as any accessibility issues that could hinder the process.

A sign survey will also examine various factors that impact the readability of the sign. We consider the viewing angles, the distance between the sign and the viewer, and how long a viewer will be exposed to the sign while passing. The survey will help guide next steps in terms of design needs.

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The comprehensive overview of the site also makes it possible to develop a plan for installation. With these details, we can provide a more accurate estimate of the total cost up front for budgeting.

Site Surveys Required For Signages

Outdoor signs are the ones that most generally need a site survey, especially when they are larger. We often perform surveys for signs such as:

  • Channel Letters
  • Lightbox Signs
  • Vinyl Banners
  • Plaques

A site survey can also be required for sign removal or if you will be making changes to an existing sign that can impact viewers or the local landscape. Even if your sign does not require a site survey per local building regulations, it can still be a helpful step in choosing the best signage for your business. We can assist you in determining if a survey is recommended or required for the type of sign you plan to install.

Schedule a Site Survey with Blue Dot Signs

To prepare for your sign installation, start with a site survey by a company that brings expertise in signage. Blue Dot Signs serves customers in NJ and NYC, including all five boroughs, offering surveying services that are rapid so you can get your sign in place quickly, safely, and affordably. Send us an email at info@bluedotsigns.com to begin the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a site survey service?

    A site survey is a survey that our team does by visiting the site where you want the sign to be placed, the dimensions that the sign will have, if that sign would require any lighting, and also if you’ll need a permit to install the sign.

  • Do you survey the site after the confirmation of order?

    After you have confirmed your order, we see that if your sign needs a site survey or not or we have enough information to go through the process without the survey and if a survey is needed we send our team for that purpose.

  • What kind of signs require a survey?

    Mostly there are outdoor signs that need a survey because they are placed in such spots that need to get checked for special requirements. Some of the signs that need survey include lightboxes, vinyl banners, channel letters, and more.

  • How long does the whole process take?

    The whole process of site survey takes a day or max two and after that, the signs are sent to be made and then are delivered to you. We also install your signs if you want. The whole process takes about two or three weeks max.