Wednesday, February 18, 2015

HLS on the Radio

We hope everyone had a wonderful President's Day Holiday!  Our staff is all very excited about the newest Hogan Land Services campaign... have you heard it yet?

That's right, we are running a radio ad on the Sonoma County KZST and KJZY!  Over the years Hogan Land Services has helped out thousands of clients all over California, and we want to share with everyone what we can do for you!

Whether you wave next time you see the Permit Mobile, or decide to give us a call regarding that home improvement project, we thank you for tuning in!

Our dedicated staff of professionals are excited to share our knowledge and help homeowners and developers reach their land development and services needs.

See you on our next view from the field!

Hogan Land Services Team

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

An Update on Wet Weather Testing

The 2015 season of Wet Weather testing has been a busy one!  We have successfully completed multiple Wet Weather Percolation tests over the last month and a half.  The testing window for Wet Weather Percolation testing opened the first week of January and is projected to remain open until March.

Coincidentally, the window for Groundwater testing just opened this past Monday, February 9.  If you are in need of a Groundwater test, now is the time to call us to get on the schedule.  

Are you unsure if you property requires one of these tests? Contact our office and we will explain the process and if these Wet Weather Tests align with your project needs.

To leave you with a laugh, we never know what we are going to encounter in the field.  This horse was clever enough to drink the fruits of our labor.  At least the water wasn't going to waste!

See you on our next view from the field!

Hogan Land Services Team

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Above the Flood Line

Have you ever heard of an Elevation Certificate?  Perhaps if your insurance has been asking you to get one, it is a very familiar term. If not,  FEMA, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has developed certain guidelines for communities located in  flood hazard areas to allow homeowners to obtain flood insurance.      
So what exactly does this mean?  Certain areas have been designated as  "SFHA's" or Special Flood Hazard Areas by FEMA.  The SFHAs indicate there is a potential for the area to be affected by rising water levels and flood zones.  An Elevation Certificate is a document prepared by a Land Surveyor to provide accurate information to insurance providers about the relationship between a homeowners house and property and the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).  The BFE is determined by FEMA and is subject to change. Therefore, specific information about a house or property may show the risk of flooding is less, and thus lowers or removes the obligation to obtain insurance that some loan providers require.
Our experienced Land Surveyors have completed many Elevation Certificates over the years.  If your insurance is asking you for one, or if you have questions about the process, the professionals at Hogan Land Services are here to help.

See you on our next view from the field!

Hogan Land Services Team