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FLOODPLAIN SUPPORT

Consulting, Assistance
And Resources

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Education

We’ve spent years studying the science of flood mitigation and the effects flood waters have on poorly protected structures. In fact, we’re certified to instruct and provide learning credits to Architects, Builders, Certified Floodplain Managers, Code Officials, Engineers, Insurance Agents, Realtors, and Surveyors in many states.

AIA-HSW, CFM-CEC, + ICC-CEU CREDITS OFFERED

TOPICS COVERED

Floodplain Design and Construction, Specialty Glass, Flood Insurance

Business + Home Consulting

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Code
Assistance

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Community
Outreaches

Flood
Insurance

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Helpful Resources

International Code Council - Evaluation Service Report (ESR-2074)

Accepted by FEMA and all professionals nation-wide, our ICC Evaluation Report is the single document of certification that you need to provide to the Building Code Official, Land Surveyor, and Insurance Agent. This certification is available for download below and also comes in every SMART VENT retail box. Our ICC-ESR 2074 documents all of our model numbers, model sizes, certified flood coverage for each model, and more.

FEMA Tech. Bulletin 1: Requirements for Flood Openings in Foundation Walls and Walls of Enclosures

This Technical Bulletin explains the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements for flood openings in foundation walls and walls of enclosures below elevated buildings in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) that are designated as Zone A (A, AE, A1-30, AH, and AO) on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). The flood opening requirements are intended to equalize hydrostatic forces (loads or pressure caused by standing or slow-moving water) on walls, thus preventing damage to or collapse of the building.

FEMA Technical Bulletin 3: Non-Residential Floodproofing - Requirements and Certification (TB-3)

Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning watertight construction and the required certification for floodproofed non-residential buildings in Zones A, AE, A1-A30, AR, AO, and AH whose lowest floors are below the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). FEMA TB-3 focuses on Dry Floodproofing techniques such as flood barriers and flood windows.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Base Flood Elevation (BFE)?

Does my homeowners insurance policy cover flooding?

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Have a question about regulations or something else flood-related?

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