Remodel Building Codes and Flood Zone Regulations
Doc explains some of the building codes and flood zone regulations you may face if doing a remodel project. Don’t rely solely on your contractor but do some of the research yourself. It’s a great idea to meet with the local code office and review your plans before you start your project.
Building Codes and Flood Zone Regs Video
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Base Flood or 100-year Flood means a flood having a recurrence interval that has a onepercent chance of being equaled or exceeded during any given year (1-percent-annual-chance flood). The terms “one-hundred-year flood” and “one percent chance flood ” are synonymous with the term “100-year flood”. The term does not imply that the flood will necessarily happen once every one hundred years.
Base Flood Elevation means the elevation shown on a FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map for Zones AE, AH, AR, AR/A, AR/AE, AR/AH, and AR/AO that indicates the water surface elevation resulting from a flood that has a one percent chance of equaling or exceeding that level in any given year.