Elevating The Row House This is where it is and presumably that’s where FEMA has suggested the Flood elevation will be. Sandy was a category 1, so you know with a two or three I think there would definitely be an issue here and it does make me anxious knowing that this house won’t have that protection. It didn’t make sense to put money into renovating a house if it didn’t address the major issue which was the bottom floor was below the flood plain elevation. We’re standing in what used to be the basement level, which is still the basement level, this actually represents the bottom of what was the old ceiling tis floor used to be about three to four feet lower than what it is now. Basically the structural frame of ever was raised about the same, two to three feet. Raising up the homes in any of these areas makes complete sense. To get the bottom floor out of the flood plain to raise the building a couple of feet, as long as zoning permits it just makes sense. He’s going to save himself money on his flood insurance compared to what he would have paid had he not done anything. He’s going to save money there, two or three hundred dollars a month. But also he’s going to avoid getting damage if that one hundred year event does occur. He’s not going to have to go through that rebuilding process and cleaning it up.