Category: FEMA Flood Studies

Buying New Land? Have a Land Use Planning Survey Performed

Land Surveying for newly purchased land

There’s so much that goes into buying new land to build a home or commercial structure on. We wish it were as simple as buying the land, signing on the dotted lines, and starting the building process, but unfortunately it’s far from it. With so many factors to consider, such as drainage, stability concerns, traffic… Read more »

What is a Flood Study and Why is it Beneficial?

Flood in yard of residential property

Suppose you’ve found “the perfect setting” to build your dream house, and there’s a small stream out back. Before you buy the land, you should have a flood study done. One of the most important things a person or company should know before buying a property is whether or not it’s in a flood hazard… Read more »

The Importance of FEMA (Flood Certifications)

The reason why flood certifications are so necessary is the fact that they act as confirmation of a real estate property or zone’s flood status.  As FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) uses maps to examine specific addresses or geographic coordinates, they are in turn able to certify whether or not a property is in a… Read more »

Land Surveying for a Flood

flood study land surveying

Flooding can leave you with a destroyed yard, flooded basement, and damage to the foundation of your home. These things can be a headache to homeowners but staying proactive before a flood happens is essential. Land surveying plays a big role if your property is susceptible to flooding. What Goes into a Flood Study? BLAZE… Read more »

FEMA Certification and Flood Insurance Critical to Home Protection

If you don’t live near a large body of water, you might be under the impression that you don’t need to have flood insurance for your home. But if the flooding that has taken place his winter has shown us anything, it’s that you can benefit from having flood insurance in almost any part of… Read more »

What Vermont Homeowners Can Do to Prepare for Floods

For homeowners, it can be unexpected and dangerous: flash flooding that can potentially harm or permanently destroy your property. In Vermont, it’s happening more often than you think. According to meteorologists, the record warmth we’re experiencing this season could bring with it an increased likelihood of floods statewide. Now is the best time to be… Read more »

What is the 100-Year Floodplain?

A 100-year floodplain or flood zone is a zone that has a one percent chance of flooding on an annual basis. There are areas on maps specifically signaled to be 100-year flood zones because that area should expect a flood at least once every 100 years — thus the one percent chance. These are areas… Read more »