FEMA‘s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are provided after a flood risk assessment has been completed or updated for a community. This study is known as a Flood Insurance Study. The FIRM gives you the Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) and insurance risk zones in addition to floodplain boundaries. The FIRM may also show a delineation of the regulatory floodway.
Once the “insurance risk zone” (commonly referred to as the flood zone) is determined, actuarial rates, based on these risk zones, are then applied for newly constructed, substantially approved, and substantially damaged buildings. FEMA uses these rates to determine the insurance rate you will pay for flood insurance
FEMA discontinued the production and distribution of paper maps in 2009 as part of its Digital Vision Initiative. This affected all the Maps, boundary information, and study reports. However, clients can still view the products for free through their website or buy them in digital format.
To view these maps online, go toFEMA’s Map Service Centerand key in your address (hi-lited area shown here) search for your home. This will prompt you to then select the map that covers your area. The Flood Maps are somewhat cumbersome to use online. It is best to go through the tutorial on the bottom right of the address search page for an easier and more effective use of the GIS map.
Call Talladega Land Surveying at 256-854-9503 or contact us if you need help with this process or if you discover you are near a flood zone and need an elevation survey completed. We are here to help you minimize your flooding risk.
The tool below allows you to calculate the costs of flooding. Select a home size that approximates yours and then slide the blue button up or down for the expected depth of flooding.
Call Talladega Land Surveying TODAY for a free flood risk assessment of your home. We will review the flood maps in your area and advise whether we recommend a flood survey. CALL US TODAY at 256-854-9503 or fill out a contact form request. We Give You Peace of Mind.
Welcome to Talladega Land Surveying‘s website. This site is intended to provide you with information on Land Surveying in the Talladega, Sylacauga & Lincoln,AL and Talladega County area of Alabama. If you’re looking for a Talladega Land Surveyor, you’ve come to the right site.
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Land Surveyors are professionals who measure and make precise measurements to determine the size and boundaries of a piece of real estate. While this is a simplistic definition, boundary surveying is one of the most common types of surveying related to home- and land- owners. If you fall into one of the following categories, please click on the appropriate link for more information on that subject:
I need to know where my property corners or property lines are. (Boundary Survey)
I have a loan closing or re-finance coming up on my home in a subdivision. (Lot Survey)
I need a map of my property with contour lines to show elevation differences for my architect or engineer. (Topo Survey)
I’ve just been told I’m in a flood zone or I ‘ve been told I need an elevation certificate in order to obtain flood insurance or prove I don’t need it. (Flood Survey)
I’m purchasing a lot/house in a recorded subdivision. (Lot Survey – See Boundary Survey)
I’m purchasing a larger tract of land, acreage, that hasn’t been subdivided in the past. (Boundary Survey)
I need a survey of a commercial or multi-family site that meets the ALTA Land Title Survey requirements. (ALTA Survey)
If your needs don’t fall into one of the above, don’t worry, we’ll get to the bottom of it. CALL Talladega Land Surveying TODAY at 256-854-9503 OR better yet, fill out a Contact Form request to discuss your survey needs.