Our Top 8 Seasonal Spots This Summer
I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been going a little stir crazy from the beginning of social distancing and being stuck at home. With the weather getting nicer and with the summer season just starting out, I know I’m itching to get some fresh air! In light of...
Utilize the Space Below
Alright! You’re well versed by now (if you’ve been keeping up with our coastal blogs!) on the ins and outs of renovating and building on the coast. We understand that if you find yourself in a V-Zone, your house is going to have to be elevated out of the ground. So...
Can FEMA Be Wrong?
Of course! FEMA isn't always right. But how do you get your property out of the flood zone and in the zone it belongs?
3 Options when Renovating on the Coast
If you have been keeping up with our coastal blogs, you’re well versed in the challenges that come along with building and renovating on the coast. So, now, let’s dive in to see what happens in the real world. Often, clients come to us with what they think is a straightforward challenge; “we want to renovate our home, it is on the water, we have a survey, now what?!”
Building + Renovating in a V-Zone
Found out your property is in a V-Zone? Check out this post to see what that's all about!
Building + Renovating in an AE / AE Coastal Flood Zone
So, you did your research by looking up your property on FEMA’s website and found you are in a Coastal AE Zone. Now what? Let’s dive in to see what impacts the AE and AE Coastal jurisdiction has on your building and renovating techniques.
Base Flood Elevation, Elevation Certificates, Flood Insurance, Oh My!
If you tuned in to our last blog, you’re probably an expert in building and renovating on the coast, right?! Well, maybe not. Understanding the coastal challenges can be complicated! Let’s dive deeper to understand more about the Base Flood Elevation (BFE), Elevation Certificates and how it all comes back to affect your home insurance.
7 Questions to Ask Before Buying or Renovating on the Coast
We all can agree that living along the shoreline is awesome, but it comes with it's fair share of building and renovating challenges. So, before you pick up your hammer, or sign that purchase agreement, be sure you have the answers to these 7 questions. 1. What is...
2020 to bring a Big Impact to the Connecticut Coast
Impact or no impact, that is the question. A new year brings new changes. And for the Connecticut Shore Line, this could be a big one! We can all agree, building along the coast isn't cheap, so we tend to look for cost savings wherever we can. Windows are one of...
7 Things You Should Know Before Renovating Your Beach House
Before you hire an architect, a contractor, or attempt a heroic DIY, do yourself a favor and read this post. Even homes without water views can be in a flood zone, so it is always smart to have a professional check to see what impacts may be on your project before you begin.