How A Floodplain Evaluation Can Help Prevent Flood Damage

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In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed approximately 800,000 homes leaving many families homeless. Flooding destroyed a large portion of these homes. Places like New Orleans is prone to flooding because they are under sea level and are close to the Mississippi River. Homeowners that live in this area or similar places are strongly suggested […]

Five Things To Consider When Moving Into A Flood Zone

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The process of buying a home can be extremely exhausting. The unthinkable can happen out of nowhere. You look at houses one after another until you find the one that best fits your needs. When you are house hunting one of the important things to check is if it is in a flood zone. When […]

Three Reasons to Hire a Professional Flood Zone Surveyor

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If your property is in a flood zone, it may be time to talk to a professional surveyor about your flood risk. Flood insurance premiums continue to rise as regulations continually change. Unnecessary flood insurance plagues many home and business owners, resulting in extremely high rates. Whether you have seen an increase in your insurance […]

Structural Modifications to Reduce Your Flood Insurance Premiums

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Homes and businesses located in floodplains continue to see the financial effects of the rise in flood insurance rates. Many property owners are frustrated with the high flood insurance premiums they must pay each year. If your home or business has been deemed at risk in a flood-prone area, it is important to understand what […]

How to Navigate Flood Insurance Claims

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Flood insurance helps you get back to your normal life. However, submitting a claim is never easy. Obviously, insurers need proof of damage and repairs before cutting a check. Equally, you need to understand the fine print of your policy to get the most out of your claim. Here are a few tips to help […]

All of Your Flood Zone Answers

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Are you considering buying a new home or business in a flood zone? You probably have some important questions. To make an informed decision, you need to explore issues such as safety, insurance concerns, and evaluation of flood zones. The best decisions are always informed ones, after all. How Dangerous Is It to Live in […]

Flood Zone Facts to Understand FEMA Determination

Has your institution determined that you are in a flood zone? Did you receive a letter from FEMA that provided you with new information about your property when it comes to flood zone determination? As a certified floodplain manager, we provide true floodplain determination through vertical measurement. A professional surveyor skilled in floodplain management is […]

All You Need To Know About Elevation Certificates

Flood zone surveyors have recently received an influx of calls in response to the FEMA letters that were dispersed to flood insurance carriers. Members of the National Flood Insurance Program who got these letters were informed of a change in policy regarding high-risk flooding. While many buildings that were pre-FIRM have been grandfathered in at […]

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Flood Zone Specialists has helped thousands of Michigan families,saving them tens of millions of dollars. We are not just surveyors. We are experienced experts with a deep understanding of flood insurance, flood management, and construction issues, and we are uniquely capable of providing authoritative consultation to homeowners, Builders, and Developers in need. Our team has […]