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The Benefits of Perc Testing

January 7, 2021 1:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you have a septic system on your property in Mobile, AL, you will at some point need to engage in percolation testing on the system, a process also referred to as “perc testing” for short. Perc tests are an important part of long-term septic system maintenance. But what exactly is perc testing, and why is it so important? Let’s take a closer look. Perc testing explained Percolation tests are performed by Mobile, AL engineers to measure how fast the water is capable of flowing through the soil on your property, a speed measured in “percolation rate.” The end of... View Article

What Can Change Your Property Line?

December 24, 2020 1:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Property line disputes are fairly common in communities throughout the United States. In some cases, these disputes could lead to lawsuits if the property owners are unable to come to a solution on their own, which could potentially lead to a court order for the boundary lines to be redrawn with the assistance of a professional land surveyor. In the vast majority of cases, the only thing that can lead to property line changes in Mobile, AL is a court order to have a property re-surveyed and the boundaries re-established. Here’s some information about the circumstances that can result in... View Article

Can a Flood Change Your Property Line?

December 10, 2020 2:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The risk of flooding can change a lot of things about your home: its selling price, insurance rates and even its property line. As you may already know, living in a high-risk flood area means that you need to purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This is to protect your investment. While you can opt out of flood insurance in some circumstances, you’ll need a property survey in Mobile, AL to prove your home isn’t at risk. If your home has been affected by a flood, you might need a flood claim survey to determine the... View Article

Why Do You Need Elevation/Flood Certificates on Flood Claims?

November 26, 2020 2:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Do you own a home in a high-risk flood area? If so, you’ll not only need to purchase separate flood insurance, but you’ll also need an elevation certificate. Because flood insurance rates are determined by flood risk, insurance companies need to know exactly how high above ground level your lowest floor is located. The higher it is off the ground, the lower your rates. That’s why it’s important to get an elevation certificate survey and flood certification in Mobile, AL. What is an elevation certificate? An elevation certificate describes your home and how likely it is to incur flood damage.... View Article

How to Determine Property Lines

November 10, 2020 11:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re a homeowner in Mobile, AL, you probably have a general idea of where your property boundaries are located, but if you don’t have a survey on hand, you might not know the exact locations of your property lines down to the exact measurements. The property line is the legal boundary of your property. It’s important to know exactly where your property line lies, because this dictates who owns (and is thus responsible for) which pieces of land. In some cases, the boundaries of a property are obvious, and can include roads, streams or ditches. But if there is... View Article