How to remove your property from a flood zone
Almost 50% of all residential and commercial properties are incorrectly mapped to be in flood zone areas. This means higher insurance rates and lower property values. This costly mistake is caused because most flood zones classifications are determined by entering your address into a government database without manually reviewing the property in question.
More accurate results can be achieved by ‘hand-mapping’ individual structures within a flood zone. We deliver manually verified results that are done by trained flood map specialists that can qualify you for removal from the flood insurance requirement due to an incorrect determination.
While FEMA does it’s best to accurately map flood zones they must map very large areas at one time. This can cause the inclusion of small areas in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) that are actually higher than the base flood elevation. By obtaining a FEMA Elevation Certificate to document that a structure and the ground immediately surrounding the structure are higher than the base flood elevation, a property owner can request a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) to have the structure removed from the SFHA eliminating the need for insurance.