In the Zone

In the Zone

Why elevating electrical service equipment in flood plains/areas is critical.

Since the National Flood Insurance Act of 1994, new residential houses in flood zones have to have the first floor living space elevated according to the code of the locality where the new construction takes place. Existing homes being remodeled to more than 50% of their assessed value also must meet these guidelines. Building permits for updating existing homes that value the work more than 50% of assessed value in flood zones typically are issued only if the work conforms to FEMA stan

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