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How Land Surveying Can Help with Flooding

January 14, 2022 8:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Floods are not only inconvenient—they can also be extremely dangerous and even deadly. There’s no way to entirely predict or control Mother Nature, but there are some things we can do to hopefully minimize any potential damage from flooding. It all begins with land surveying. One way land surveying can help with flooding is by gathering data that can help assess the potential damage a flood may cause. This will help us to plan accordingly to help prevent as much of that damage as possible. Here are more ways land surveying can help with flooding. Determine flood zone The best... View Article

Will an Elevation Certificate Lower My Flood Insurance?

April 14, 2021 11:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Issued by the National Flood Insurance Program, elevation certificates provide several pieces of information that homeowners insurance companies will use to determine your rates. You will need this certificate to obtain flood insurance for your home. That said, flood insurance isn’t required for all properties, and is most often needed in areas with high flood risks. Even if the flood risks are minimal in your area, it may still be a good idea to purchase some form of flood insurance. The process for obtaining an elevation certificate can be pretty straightforward, depending on where you live. Those living in Guadalupe... View Article

Five Reasons Surveyors Are Necessary for Flood Mapping

December 8, 2020 11:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Flood mapping defines zones with flood risk. It numbers zones from one to five based on geography, presence of water bodies, weather and unique land features. Surveyors confirm boundaries between flood zones, so your property does not receive an excessive rating and make it challenging to secure flood insurance. With this much on the line, there is no doubt that surveyors are vital to accurate flood zone mapping in Guadalupe County, TX. Here are five reasons why this is essential: Land use: Flood risk influences land use. A zone with low risk offers fewer construction and insurance requirements, which allow... View Article

10 Texas Flood Plain Management Facts

January 18, 2020 12:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

How much do you know about flood plain management in Guadalupe County, TX? It’s important to have some basic knowledge to ensure proper management of these flood-prone areas. Consider the following facts to help increase your understanding of how and why certain areas of Texas are at risk of flooding and what action you may need to take: Flash floods: In all of the U.S., central Texas is the most flash flood-prone area, according to the National Weather Service. World records: The United States Geological Survey reports that Texas is a world record holder for rainfall rates. The state currently... View Article

Do You Need to Update Your Flood Plain Maps?

January 4, 2020 12:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Are the flood plain maps for your community up to date? You might be surprised at how old the current maps are, and how much the region’s landscape has changed since the maps were created. To ensure your flood plain maps for Guadalupe County, TX are accurate, consider the following questions. If you discover the maps are out of date, take action. Updating the maps will provide a reliable representation of what areas are at risk of flooding, help reduce the flood risk to current structures and improve overall community safety. When were the flood plain maps in Guadalupe County,... View Article