The highest ground surface (ground, grade, or dirt) next to the wall of the building is called:
The Base Flood Elevation (BFE) measurement is found in which section of the Elevation Certificate?
Buildings with subgrade crawlspaces are treated as non-elevated buildings for rating purposes.
A policyholder can change the flood zone his or her building is in by elevating the building above the Base Flood Elevation.
Marcus’s house is elevated on a full-story foundation in Zone A (Diagram 7). He uses the area for parking his cars. He does have proper flood openings in the walls of his foundation. Which measurement would you use to properly rate the building for flood insurance, according to the NFIP?
Which measurement is considered the LFE for a building in a V Zone with an enclosure, if the enclosure is less than 300 square feet, has breakaway walls, and is used only for parking, storage, and access to the building?
If the distance from the crawlspace floor to the top of the next higher floor is more than 5 feet, or the crawlspace floor is more than 2 feet below grade (LAG) on all sides, use Building Diagram 2 for a basement.
Solid (perimeter) foundation walls are an acceptable means of elevating buildings in V and VE Zones.
A subgrade crawlspace has its interior floor no more than 2 feet below the top of the next higher floor.
The levels of Corinne’s slab-on-grade house are staggered by a half story. The entrance is at grade level, and the living area is below grade on one side. This is considered what type of building?