Hydrographic Survey Services & FEMA Elevation Certificates
Hydrographic Survey Services
A hydrographic survey is a survey of a body of water, shorelines and related upland areas. Hydrographic survey services produce bathymetric maps, which include topographic information showing the shape and depth of the bottom terrain. These maps are used for navigation, engineering, and environmental studies.
Hydrographic surveys can be performed using a variety of methods, including echo sounders, sonar, laser, and GPS. The type of survey method used depends on the specific project requirements.
FEMA ELEVATION CERTIFICATE SERVICES
FEMA Elevation Certificate
A FEMA Elevation Certificate (EC) is a document that shows the elevation of a property and structures in relation to the base flood elevation. ECs are used by insurance companies to determine flood insurance rates. They are also used by FEMA to determine if a property is eligible for certain types of disaster assistance.
An Elevation Certificate is required for properties in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) that are newly constructed, substantially improved, or undergoing significant renovation. The certificate is used to show compliance with local floodplain ordinances, to determine proper insurance premiums, and to support a request for a Letter of Map Revision based on Fill (LOMR-F).
Our team of experts can help you obtain the necessary data and documentation to meet your project requirements. We can also provide guidance on how to interpret and use the data to support your project goals.
C.T. Male Associates provides surveying services throughout New York State. In addition to our corporate offices in Latham NY, we have locations in Syracuse, Johnstown, Glens Falls, Poughkeepsie and Red Hook NY.