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Coastal Construction Technical Data Sheets

Click any of the links below to download Coastal Construction Data Sheets:

Coastal Construction 1: Success and Failure
Coastal Construction 2: Requirements and Recommedations
Coastal Construction 3: using flood insurance and rate map
Coastal Construction 4: Lowest Floor Elevation
Coastal Construction 5: V-Zone Design and Construction Certification
Coastal Construction 6: How Do Siting and Design Affect Cost
Coastal Construction 7: Selecting a Lot and Sitting the Building
Coastal Construction 8: Coastal Building Materials
Coastal Construction 9: Moisture Barrier Systems
CoastalConstruction 10: Load Paths
Coastal Construction 11: Foundations in Coastal Areas
Coastal Construction 12: Pile Installation
Coastal Construction 13: Wood Pile to Beam Installation
Coastal Construction 14: Reinforced Masonry Pier
Coastal Construction 15: Foundation Walls
Coastal Construction 16: Masonry Details
Coastal Construction 18: Roof Sheathing Installation
Coastal Construction 19: Roof Underlayment for Asphalt Shingle Roofs
Coastal Construction 20: Asphalt Shingle Roofing for High-Wind Regions
Coastal Construction 21: Tile Roofing for High-Wind Areas
CoastalConstruction 22: Window and Door Installation
CoastalConstruction 23: House Wrap
Coastal Construction 24: Roof-to-wall and Deck-to-wall Flashing
Coastal Construction 25: Siding Installation and Connectors
Coastal Construction 26: Shutter Alternatives
Coastal Construction 27: Enclosures and Break-Away Walls
Coastal Construction 28: Deck Pools and Accessory Structures
Coastal Construction 29: Protecting Utilities
Coastal Construction 30: Repairs Remodeling and Retrofitting
Coastal Construction 31: References

Foundation Reference Guide

New flood elevations set by FEMA require many houses built in coastal areas to be raised between 2’ and 14’ or more above grade, depending on local topography and risk exposure. Local homeowners who build houses on elevated foundations should choose a system that resists wind uplift and lateral forces, is easily constructed, and allows water to pass beneath the finished house. Depending on the required flood elevation, several systems may be appropriate. This comprehensive guide to the options will help you make the best decision as to which is right for your new home.

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FEMA Technical Bulletin 1-93: Openings in Foundation Walls

Openings in Foundation Walls for Buildings Located in Special Flood Hazard Areas in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Program – Click here to download

Design and Construction in Coastal A Zones

FEMA recommends design and construction practices in coastal areas where wave and flood conditions during the base flood will be less severe than in V Zones, but still cause significant damage to typical light- frame construction.

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