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Jefferson County homeowner claims incorrect survey caused home to flood

February 10, 2009
Texas homeowner says his cabin would not have flooded if surveyors who established his property's elevation had done their homework.


By KYLE PEVETO
February, 5, 2009
 
James Majors' Hillebrandt Acres cabin would not have flooded if surveyors who established his property's elevation had done their homework, the homeowner said.
 
Majors, 43, of Port Neches, will present a complaint against Soutex Surveyors, Inc. of Port Arthur to the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying for issuing an incorrect elevation certificate for his home on Hillebrandt Bayou in 2003.
 
The surveyors acted in good faith, the company president said, but the error may be rooted in a natural phenomenon discovered last year.
 
"I want someone to hold up to their objectives, to say, 'I made a mistake'," Majors said by phone Thursday. ...