The Post-Sandy Look

You may have noticed the towering heights of  homes under construction on the island.  While waiting for the final FEMA maps to be published, officials in Avalon and Stone Harbor issued building permits based on the preliminary data approved by Governor Christie.

Near the bay,  this includes the much discussed “V-Zone”.

The cottage pictured was lifted and placed off to the side so that pilings could be driven into the ground.  The house was placed back on the pilings, and will now be totally renovated.   The lower level can be cosmetically covered with break away walls.

V zone construction allows water to flow freely under a home- preventing structural damage caused by the pressure of flood waters on a solid block foundation.


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