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Centerline Construction Chat: Renovation Series Part II – Mechanicals and Floodplain

Categories: Brunswick County Home Building, Centerline Construction Chat, Floodplain, Renovation | Posted: May 25, 2013

Hear from Jeff Satterwhite about what is required when you’re building on a Floodplain in terms of the various mechanical features for your home.

Renovation Part II – Mechanicals and Floodplain

St. James Plantation, NC – This part of the land (that Jeff is on) is on the floodplain, on the marsh – all mechanicals, electrical wires, switches, compressors – anything that has to do with mechanical or wires, has to be above the freeboard of the floodplain. This area is an AE-11 zone. So, in Brunswick County, you have to have 2 feet above the AE-11, meaning everything has to be above the 13 foot elevation. The ground elevation here is about 6 feet, which means all mechanicals have to be 7-8 feet above the floodplain in order to be compliant with the local and CAMA building codes.

Watch Previous Ceneterline Construction Chat videos to learn more about the Brunswick County, NC Building Process.

If you have any questions or comments about renovating your home, please contact us at (910) 620-8883 or