Elevation surveys are essential in flood-prone areas. They determine the elevation of a building's lowest floor relative to the expected flood levels. This information is critical for assessing flood risk and is often required for obtaining flood insurance. FEMA elevation certificates, derived from these surveys, are crucial for property owners in complying with local floodplain management ordinances and for insurance purposes. They play a key role in flood mitigation planning and in reducing the long-term risks and costs associated with flooding.

FEMA Elevation Certificates