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

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 on building sites in Coastal High Hazard Areas (Zones V, VE, and V1-V30).

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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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