Flood Zone Research

Flood Zone Research

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Building Residential structures in a flood Zone when you also have a zero property line fire code requirement to meet. Please check with a licensed architect with a structural engineer on staff to review you plans. Special precautions Treated lumber recommended with stainless steel fasteners and install moisture barrier if you are on a concrete slab. Treated plywood or approved fire proof gypsum with fiberglass coating for exterior walls,( No Paper). TYVEC or equivalent moiture barrier over plywood or fiberglass gupsum. A good choice for siding would be cement based. Closed cell foam insulation approved by FEMA, interior high performance fiberglass coated gypsum board will also be required on interior wall Type x to satisfy fire requirements if necessary. (No Paper). Hydrostatic vents ,tie-downs at garage doors and other areas as needed. Windows and doors must also meet new building code requirements for your area according to expected wind speed in your zone. Stay tuned for more helpful information. Please comment if this has been helpful. Magnus Shier

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Native Charlestonian, born and raised on Edgewater Park Charleston SC Worked in the construction industry since I was 10 years old. Started out helping an engineer build seawalls at lake near Monks Corner, Ruscon Heavy Construction,Finish Carpentry with Ross and Edgewood Builders, Edgewater became incorporated in 1988. Our Showroom was built out by myself an a few friends. Anything worth doing is worth doing right the first time so we research the best products and professionall install them in house I will personally supervise your job and make the changes needed to make it as close to perfect as humanly possible.

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