What is an Elevation Certificate

An Elevation Certificate (EC) is a form that was developed by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Its purpose is to act as the official record to document the elevation of a building. The form must be completed by a professional land surveyor or engineer. Is...
How to Read an Elevation Certificate (part 2)

How to Read an Elevation Certificate (part 2)

Part 2 An Elevation Certificate (EC) contains a wealth of information regarding a property and its risk of being flooded. The EC is performed by a Professional Land Surveyor or Engineer. This article further discusses the second half of the EC, please refer to the...
How Do I Read An Elevation Certificate? Part 1

How Do I Read An Elevation Certificate? Part 1

Part 1 An Elevation Certificate (EC) contains a wealth of information regarding a property and its risk of being flooded. The EC is the form provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine the risk of flooding. The EC consists of 4 pages. Pages...
How to Read a FIRM Map

How to Read a FIRM Map

A Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) can be an invaluable asset when looking for information regarding the location of flood zones. These maps depict and show where the water sources in a community are located, along with where it is projected that the water will go in...
What is a FIRM? Pt 2

What is a FIRM? Pt 2

Part 2 FIRM is an acronym for Flood Insurance Rate Map. In Part 1 we discussed Physical Features, Legends and Benchmarks. Next we will explore 3 more areas to be familiar with: Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA), Base Flood Elevation (BFE), and Community Information....
What is a FIRM? Pt 1

What is a FIRM? Pt 1

Part 1 of 2 FIRM is an acronym for Flood Insurance Rate Map. A FIRM is used by a multitude of professions who can benefit from the information that the map provides. Those who use FIRMs include professional Land Surveyors, Engineers, Insurance Agents, Community...