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For the millions of homeowners living along U.S. coastlines, including the Great Lakes, elevation may be the key to prevent damage from flooding due to rain and storm surges.
If you live in a moderate to high risk flood area, you may have to elevate your home to meet your community’s minimum elevation regulations for construction.
What are the rules for elevation? It is necessary to check with your local building officials before rebuilding in a flood zone, even in areas where the base flood elevation has not been established.
In some cases, homes and businesses in special flood hazard areas that are below base flood elevation and found to be substantially damaged must be elevated before a repair permit can be issued, per National Flood Insurance Program requirements.
One of the most common retrofitting methods for homes is elevation. In general, structural elevation involves lifting the home off the existing foundation or slab and building a new foundation or extending the existing foundation higher.
When a home is properly elevated, the main living area should sit above most flood levels. Several elevation techniques are available and may be dictated by the base flood elevation requirements and local zoning requirements.
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