FEMA code, in conjunction with state and local building codes, can often be confusing and conflicting. Even engineering and architectural firms that have dealt with FEMA code for decades still find it confusing and frustrating.
So when it comes to FEMA’s flood mitigation policy, these firms along with developers, builders, property managers and property owners defer to Flood Mitigation Hampton Roads.
Our staff includes Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) who are experts in flood mitigation design and consultation. Clients building in flood zones count on their expertise to bridge the gap between the construction process and the onslaught of flood mitigation code from FEMA, state and localities. If the builders get it wrong, you’re stuck with the problem.
Our fees are based on the scope and complexity of the project. If it is a property modification, clients start with a mitigation assessment, which allows for a property visit, and a brief report outlining a time table, scope of work, and a rough estimate of costs rounded to the high side in order to eliminate any financial surprise except maybe on the down side.
If it is new construction in a flood zone, we can review drawings and designs to make sure the property is 100% compliant and therefore resistant to either storm surge or rising water – which makes you eligible for the lowest flood insurance rates. We have saved new home owners many thousands of dollars per year on flood insurance by recommending revisions to their existing plans.
Please call us today if you have any flood mitigation questions.