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8- 16 PDH, How to protect your house from flooding,including 1 PDH Ethics

Credit: 16 PDH
Course Fee: $258.00

How to protect your house from flooding course topics:

Introduction

  • What Is “Retrofitting”?
  • Types of Flooding
  • How Flooding Can Damage Your House
  • Depth/Elevation of Flooding
  • Flow Velocity
  • Flood Frequency
  • Rate of Rise and Rate of Fall
  • Duration
  • Debris Impact 
  • Other Hazards

An Overview of the Retrofitting Methods

  • Introduction
  • Cautions
  • Substantial Damage/Substantial Improvement
  • Flood Protection Elevation and Risk
  • Human Intervention
  • Construction Terminology
  • Construction Type
  • Foundation Type
  • Retrofitting Methods and Costs
  • Elevation
  • Wet Flood proofing
  • Relocation
  • Dry Flood proofing
  • Levees and Flood walls
  • Demolition
  • Summary

Deciding Which Method Is Right for Your House

  • Introduction
  • Making Your Decision
  • Step 1 – Determine the Hazards to Your House
  • Step 2 – Inspect Your House
  • Step 3 – Check with Your Local Officials
  • Step 4 – Consult a Design Professional and Contractor 
  • Retrofitting Checklist
  • Decision Making Matrixes

Elevating Your House

  • Introduction
  • Considerations
  • Amount of Elevation
  • Existing Foundation
  • Hazards
  • Access
  • House Size, Design, and Shape
  • The Elevation Techniques
  • Elevating on Extended Foundation Walls
  • Alternative Elevation Techniques for Masonry Houses on
  • Slab-On-Grade Foundations
  • Elevating on an Open Foundation

Wet Flood proofing

  • Introduction
  • Considerations
  • Flood Protection Elevation
  • Hazards
  • Post-Flood Cleanup
  • Modifications Required for Wet Flood proofing
  • Installing Openings
  • Using Flood-Resistant Materials
  • Protecting Service Equipment

Other Methods

  • Introduction
  • Relocation
  • Dry Flood proofing
  • Levees and Flood walls
  • Demolition

Protecting Service Equipment

  • Introduction
  • Methods of Protection
  • Elevation 
  • Relocation
  • Protection in Place
  • Anchors and Tie downs
  • Back flow Valves

 

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