Categories for Elevation Certificate

How Elevation Determines Flood Risk

May 4, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Floods are a terribly destructive force that can not only damage the land around your home or property but can also damage and destroy the buildings on the property. Determining the flood elevation of a property can help you decide if you need flood insurance and assess your own flood risk. So what is flood elevation and how does it affect your property? Keep reading to find out. What Is a Negative Flood Elevation? When determining the risk of a flood there are three types of elevation to consider. The first is base flood elevation. This is the typical elevation and... View Article

The Costs of Rising Water

November 16, 2019 12:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

There are a lot of factors you need to take into account when purchasing property. After all, buying real estate is likely to be the most significant financial decision you’ll ever make in your life, so it’s important to arm yourself with as much information as possible to guide you in that process. It’s easy to become focused on the structure itself and overlook other important issues, including floodplain designations. For many buyers, floodplain designations never even cross their mind. However, if a piece of property is located on land that has been determined to be a special flood hazard... View Article

Four Things to Know Before Buying a Home in a Flood Zone

December 13, 2018 11:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Buying a home is a big financial commitment. Making the decision often involves extensive research, consideration and possibly even a pros and cons list. This is even more true when you’re considering purchasing a home situated in a flood zone. Flooding events in the United States cause billions of dollars in damages each year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and flood insurance costs can surpass more than $9,500 a year depending on the flood zone. The key is to ensure the buyer fully understands what they are getting themselves into before deciding whether buying in a flood... View Article

What’s the Difference Between a No-Rise Certificate and an Elevation Certificate in New Braunfels, TX?

October 3, 2018 10:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As you’re going through the project planning phase, you’ll need to make sure your building will be designed to conform to all the codes in your area. During this process, you may very well need to apply for certain types of certificates, depending on some of the characteristics of the land you’ll be building on. Two examples of these types of certificates include no-rise and elevation certificates in New Braunfels, TX. Here’s a bit about each of them and how they differ from each other. No-rise certificates Any project located in a floodway must undergo proper review to determine if... View Article

Obtain a FEMA Elevation Certificate When Purchasing Flood Insurance

September 6, 2018 6:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Flood insurance is absolutely vital for homes and businesses at risk. With the billions insurers are paying out, you will need to also obtain a FEMA elevation certificate when you purchase flood insurance. This important document will be very useful if you ever have to file a claim on your flood insurance. When you need an elevation certificate in New Braunfels, TX, you don’t want to pick just any firm to conduct a preliminary survey. Bettersworth & Associates, Inc. is in the business of delivering real results for our varied client base. Our depth of experience will ensure that you... View Article