Flood Damage-Resistant Materials

Photo Credit: Taylor Engineering, Inc.

Flood damage-resistant materials such as non-paper-faced gypsum board and terrazzo tile flooring for building materials and furnishings located below the base flood elevation help to reduce structural and nonstructural damage and post-flood event cleanup. The useful life of flood damage-resistant materials ranges between 10 and 20 years with annual maintenance costs depending on the type of material.
Solution TimelineIntermediate
Adaptation InfrastructureGray
Degree of ProtectionMedium
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