Blog

Crawl Space Doors are Required!

Crawl Space Doors: Required! [caption id="attachment_5813" align="alignleft" width="300"] 24x36 Crawlspace Door[/caption] The International Residential Code "IRC" requires access to the crawlspace which is sometimes referred to as under-floor. "Access shall be provided to all under-floor spaces.  Access openings through the floor shall be a minimum of 18 inches by 24 inches.  Openings through a perimeter wall…
Read more

Net open area of a flood vent?

[caption id="attachment_3673" align="alignleft" width="300"] Net open area of a flood vent?[/caption] Net open area of a flood vent? How is the net open area of a flood vent measured? FEMA Technical Bulletin (TB) 1, Openings in Foundation Walls and Walls of Enclosures (2008), states that the term "net open area" refers to the permanently open area of…
Read more

Flood Risk – Video

Flood Risk - Video Is your house in a flood zone? What is your Flood Risk? If so, you need to be aware and learn what you can about flood insurance and what measures you can take to help protect your house against floods. I want to share this excellent video with you.  It talks…
Read more

Flood Insurance – Why does my mortgage lender require me to buy it?

Flood Insurance - Why does my mortgage lender require me to buy it? Under federal law, the purchase of flood insurance is mandatory for all federal or federally related financial assistance for the acquisition and/or construction of buildings in high-risk flood areas (Special Flood Hazard Areas or SFHAs). The amount of flood insurance coverage required…
Read more