WEEK 12 of House Elevation Project Once upon a time we had an ordinary house in the suburbs of New York City. Seasons passed, our children flourished, and all seemed well with the world. Then our house suffered through extraordinary amounts of rainfall, on several occasions. With nowhere else to go, the water rose up and up and up. We grew to appreciate our flood … Continue reading House Elevation: Capturing a New Room Post Lift
WET FLOOD PROOFING: This is generally the least expensive floodproofing technique, but it’s also the least effective in the long term. The strategies here result in a home still suffering through a flood, but strive to decrease the damage to the home and your contents. Permanent or contingent measures applied to a structure and/or its contents that prevent or provide resistance to damage from flooding … Continue reading Wet Flood Proofing: an Oxymoron?
Our builder, architect, and lift expert all reviewed the proposed new elevation height, comparing the blueprints with the tree markings (see picture below). The base elevation is a key piece of the puzzle when determining how high you need to lift your property to meet FEMA guidelines. In order to lower your flood insurance premiums, you must follow FEMA guidelines for base flood elevation (BFE). … Continue reading House Elevation: Base Flood Elevation (BFE) and How High to Lift