WSN VIDEO: Land of 10,000 stakes

If you liked playing with Tonka trucks in the sandbox when you were a kid then this video is for you. Get a sneak peek of our land survey field crew performing construction staking at a street and utility project site.

Construction staking ensures projects are built as designed and is an important part of any project. Contractors rely on the stakes for horizontal and vertical locations of project infrastructure. Our crews establish critical points using GPS and Robotic Total Stations to mark specific features — such as curbs, building footprints, utility lines, manholes, fire hydrants, catch basins, stormwater ponds, light poles, and more. If it’s going to be built, we stake it first.

WSN field survey crews perform construction staking each year on all sorts of projects, including municipal streets & utilities, commercial developments, landfills, cell towers, pipelines, and home construction. We pound about 7,000–10,000 stakes into the ground each construction season!

If you need construction staking services, don’t hesitate to contact WSN Land Surveyor Chad Conner, LS, CFedS, VP, at or 218-316-3632.