Wells Land Survey,
LLC
712 FM 562
Anahuac, Texas  77514
409-267-3002
Wells Land Survey, LLC located in Chambers County
provides first quality title surveys, land surveys, boundary
surveys, elevation certificates, topographic
surveys,construction staking and platting services.
Chambers County
Wells Land Survey, LLC
recognizes the impact the
Biggert-Waters Act will
have on households
throughout our
community, and we are
committed to helping
property owners prepare
by offering discounted
Elevation Certificates in a
timely manner.
ELEVATION
CERTIFICATE SPECIAL

Receive $30.00 off  When
two or more elevation
certificates are ordered in
the same neighborhood.

Call your neighbors!
Is you home in the
flood zone?

FEMA is in the process of updating the flood maps for Chambers County.
Take a look at the
preliminary maps.

New maps will put thousands properties  into "velocity zones," or V-Zones –
the highest risk for flooding. While some properties once in flood zones will
find themselves high and dry.

Wells Land Survey, LLC professional land surveyors can perform these
elevation surveys to determine the finished floor elevation of your structure
relative to the base flood elevation.
“If you’re rebuilding after a flood, be sure to consult FEMA FIRM maps prior
to construction, building in compliance with base flood elevation standards
could protect your financial future." Tim White, RPLS, President of Wells
Land Survey, LLC.
Flood insurance premiums are expected to rise. A new law intended
to strengthen the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) makes
several changes to the way flood insurance premiums are calculated.

  • The law, known as the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act,
    phases in increased flood insurance rates for homes in flood
    zones. Premiums have the potential to increase by 25 percent
    per year, for the next four years until the full-risk rates are
    reached.

  • You may not realize that the flood insurance rates you are
    currently paying may be discounted by the government. The
    law phases out the government’s support for flood insurance
    policies – except for those protecting primary residences. You
    will no longer receive discounts for second homes and
    commercial buildings.

  • It eliminates grandfathering. In the past, many buildings were
    allowed to keep their original flood-risk rating even if the zone
    designation was changed in a later flood zone map. Beginning
    in 2014, all buildings will be rated using the latest maps.

Certain events will cause an immediate increase in flood
insurance premiums.  
The loss of subsidies and grandfathered status will be phased out
over a four or five-year period. However, your rates will immediately
increase to full-risk rates if you allow a flood insurance policy to
lapse. If you buy a property in a flood zone that are below the BFE,
you will pay full-risk rates immediately.
Flood zone maps are changing throughout the country.
Even if you don’t have to have flood insurance now, you may be
required to have it under the new maps. That means buildings
might now be in a flood zone that weren’t before, or they may now
be in a higher-risk zone. The Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) is updating maps throughout the country to reflect
current flood risk.
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