Patricia Skinner, Baker, Eugene | 8/15/2016 5:58:47 PM
The final elevation of your home or business may be set by building codes, subdivision covenants or engineering limitations. If you have a range of elevation options, your decision can be based on appearance of the elevated structure, how well a certain elevation will fit into the surrounding development or one of the factors mentioned above.
Note: Floodplain regulations prohibit the full enclosure of space below the base flood elevation (BFE) and the conversion of that area to habitable space.
See PDF for Base Flood Elevation illustration
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