Many neighborhoods and properties in New York City are located in coastal and low lying areas that are at risk of flooding.
Awareness of this risk has risen with the destruction and tragedy of Hurricane Sandy. In our inspection reports we analyze the FEMA flood maps and report the designated risk to the subject property. If the property is in an area of elevated risk you may be required by your mortgage lender to obtain flood insurance at an additional expense. For properties that were flooded by Hurricane Sandy there will be damaging effects for years to come.
If you are considering purchasing a property that may be in a FEMA flood zone or may have been flood damaged it is critical to get a complete inspection report. Issues ranging from mold growth, to foundation damage, to electrical system corrosion due to salt water penetration will be persistent.