TYPES OF MITIGATION
Removing your home from its foundation and lifting it above the BFE, or, Base Flood Elevation, can protect your home from flood damage while potentially reducing your flood insurance premiums drastically.
Dry Floodproofing consists of methods that protect structures, making the building watertight and more resilient to flood loads. This can include perimeter systems, passive barriers, door/window barriers and point-of-use systems that can be deployed at an instance of flooding.
Wet Floodproofing is a method of mitigation where water is expected to move in and out of the lower, unfinished portion of a structure. This is done using flood vents that allow the free flow of water in and out in order to reduce the hydrostatic pressure caused by flood water.
RAMIFICATIONS & NEEDS
By not taking any of the mitigation measures listed above, you may be leaving your home susceptible to costly repairs, or even total destruction, from a flood event. Be sure to check out our list of partners to see companies that can help with your mitigation efforts.
The evidence is there--flood risk is increasing nationwide. With this increased risk comes higher insurance premiums along with property values and millions of structures being negatively impacted. FMIA and its partners aim to make lasting change that preserves these property values and helps keep insurance costs low.
A lot goes into knowing which mitigation methods are right for you and your assets, ranging from budget, location in a flood zone, as well as the type of structure. Your local Flood Mitigation Specialist can help assess your flood risk and provide real solutions that can protect your home and even greatly lower your flood insurance rates. Our resource page has many helpful links and information that can help you better understand your needs.