Highest Adjacent Grade Law and Legal Definition

According to 44 CFR 59.1 (Title 44 - Emergency Management And Assistance; Chapter I - Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department Of Homeland Security; Subchapter B - Insurance And Hazard Mitigation; Part 59 - General Provisions; Subpart A – General), highest adjacent grade means “the highest natural elevation of the ground surface prior to construction next to the proposed walls of a structure.”