Surveying Flood Levels

Before buying property it is wise to check for flood risk

Unless your property is obviously in a high position, it can be difficult for the inexperienced to determine whether or not the property is flood prone.

Surveyors are experts. We can investigate records and enquire from authorities as to the flood risk for a particular property.

Observations can be made on the ground to determine the specific extent of the risk. Advice can be obtained on precautions required for new building or the likely depth of flooding which can be expected on existing buildings or land.

What does 1:5, 1:100 flood mean?

Flood levels and the extent of flooding have been recorded for over 120 years in NSW.

This data is the basis for determining the areas of land that are affected by flooding and the expected height of flood waters.

The frequency at which various heights of flooding can be expected is referred to as once in five years (1:5), once in twenty (1:20), up to a maximum of once in one hundred years (1:100).

Le Mottee Group provides a full range of services for all your surveying flood levels needs. Call us on 02 4987 1748