Flood Zone Inspections
Owning waterfront property is a dream for many, and a fair share of Long Islanders get to call that dream a reality. However, the downside of the dream come true is that according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 15% of residents own flood zone property in Long Island. Fortunately, GreenLInk Home Inspections offers engineering expertise and solutions to homeowners. Schedule online or contact us at (516) 774-4565.
Flood Zones and Flood Insurance
The south shore of Nassau and Suffolk Counties comprise the largest flood hazard zone on Long Island. Anyone living or thinking of purchasing a house in a flood hazard area should be familiar with flood insurance premiums that can be costly and require mitigation. An Elevation Certificate is the best method to control potential flood insurance premium increases. Contact GreenLInk for further information.Request Quote
Here are some of the solutions we provide for flood zone properties:
Elevation Certificates show the elevations of a house in relation to the Base Flood Elevation (BFE), which represents the estimated level to which flood waters would rise in a statistical once-every-100-year storm. Once the Elevation Certificate is established, John will discuss any possible mitigation factors such as flood vents to reduce flood insurance premiums.
In addition to elevation statistics, actuaries also assess risk to coastal property owners from damage cause by high winds. As a result, standards approved by the Department of Insurance of the State of New York require properties within 1,500 ft. of the coast to withstand high winds. Getting a Home Inspection with GreenLInk affords you access to Windstorm Certifications that can only be performed by a Professional Engineer.
If you are planning to add on or build on a flood zone property on Long Island, using helical piles to support the foundation is an option to solve poor soil conditions. John has designed helical pile foundation systems and supervised hundreds of helical pile installation projects. At the end of each helical pile installation project, a certified pile log is provided and needs to be stamped and signed by a Professional Engineer such as John.