Flood Zone Architecture
Since Super Storm Sandy our firm has been involved in rebuilding homes that were damaged and destroyed by Sandy. Building in the flood zone is not ideal but if you are going to do it you should do it right. This has to be taken seriously you are risking your life if you do not build a proper flood ready home. We are dedicated to designing homes and buildings in the flood zone that will survive the next natural disaster. Climate change is causing these super storms and floods will continue to be a problem. We cannot ignore this and build houses without rethinking the basic design. We design in the flood zone for flood, hurricane, and fire proofing. A couple of the homes we built in the flood zone were actually fire rebuilds. The original homes were destroyed by fire and we rebuilt better than before. Learn more about rebuilding after fire damage.
Build something that lasts. Build durably you will be grateful you did.
Houses in flood zones should be flood proofed as well as hurricane proof and fire proof. Learn more about hurricane proof house design. Houses need to have suitable structural value to survive a flood. The homes should be elevated to allow flood waters to pass underneath and avoid hydro static pressure. We highly recommend if your budget allows to avoid combustible materials in case of fire. In Breezy point a hundred houses were destroyed during Sandy by a fire that occurred as a result of the storm.
We also push sustainable design. We want to build homes with as little environmental impact as possible. Energy efficiency, sustainable materials, alternative energy are all great options for your new home. But the most important thing is building to last. It is not sustainable to have to build your home twice. Get it right the first time.