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Flood Insurance – "Free of Obstruction" requirements in Zone V?

[caption id="attachment_3718" align="alignleft" width="264"] Flood Insurance - "Free of Obstruction" requirements in Zone V?[/caption] Flood Insurance - "Free of Obstruction" requirements in Zone V? FEMA Technical Bulletin 5, Free-of-Obstruction Requirements for Buildings Located in Coastal High Hazard Areas (2008), provides guidance on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations concerning obstructions to floodwaters below elevated buildings and…
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Sunvent Industries Attacks Flood Vent Engineers!

Sunvent Industries Attacks Flood Vent Engineers! Lori Joseph, the president of Sunvent Industries, reported a Florida flood vent engineer to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.  This is not the only flood vent engineer that Lori Joseph reported to their professional board, there were seven (7) others.  I will report on them later.  She claims…
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Crawl Space Doors are Required!

Crawl Space Doors are 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…
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Crawl Space Ventilation – Requirements!

Crawl Space Ventilation - Requirements! Did you know the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) has certain requirements for crawl space, under-floor, ventilation?  This information is covered in IRC, section R408.1, titled Ventilation. "The under-floor space between the bottom of the floor joists and the earth under any building (except space occupied by a basement) shall…
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