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Guides for veneer wall flood damage repair & prevention

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New contruction & repair guidelines for homes subject to flood damage through brick veneer walls:

This page provides copies of FEMA and other expert sources recommending constuction or repair details that reduce future damage to buildings located in flood prone areas.

This article series discusses brick or stone veneer wall construction and flood damage repairs. Page top photo: rudimentary flood vents at the base of a brick veneer masonry wall in Venice, Italy.



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Codes, Standards, Recommendations for Veneer Wall Repair in Flood Zones

Brick wall drainage in Venice Italy (C) Daniel FriedmanThis page includes research, building codes, standards, and references for recommended construction methods to minimize flood damage to veneer-wall constructed buildings. We also cite experts who have provided technical review of this article series.

Some of these standards are best-applied to new construction while others provide detailed repair advice for buildings being repaired or re-constructed after suffering flood damage.

These references support the following masonry veneer wall structure repair articles:

BRICK VENEER WALL REPAIRS in FLOOD PRONE AREAS - three approaches to building or repairing brick veneer walls in areas subject to flooding

and

BRICK VENEER WALL FLOOD DAMAGE REPAIR - a detailed field report on repairing a flooded brick veneer wall home in Texas in 201

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Photo: at this building in Venice, Italy, we see both foundation flood vents used where the buiding structure includes open space below grade and elevated drain openings in the brick cavity wall.

 

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Continue reading at BRICK VENEER WALL REPAIRS in FLOOD PRONE AREAS - home, or select a topic from closely-related articles below, or see our complete INDEX to RELATED ARTICLES below.

Or see BRICK VENEER WALL FLOOD DAMAGE REPAIR - a detailed field report on repairing a flooded brick veneer wall home in Texas in 2017

Or see FIBERBOARD SHEATHING FLOOD & MOLD FAQs - questions & answers posted originally at this article

Or see FIBERBOARD SHEATHING MOLD CONTAMINATION - mold contamination of fiberboard wall sheathing products; approaches to removing and repairing wet or moldy sheathing board.

Or see FLOOD DAMAGE REPAIR PRIORITIES

Or see SHEATHING, GYPSUM BOARD - another product often found behind brick veneer walls and one facing similar flood damage repairs

Or see STUCCO WALL WEEP SCREED DRAINAGE

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