The frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events in recent years have exposed many of the country’s treasured historic buildings along the nation’s coasts and rivers to damage caused by floods. This threat has driven urgency for flood mitigation strategies to protect history.
According to the National Park Service, “Some historic properties that have never flooded before may now be exposed to this risk, and those that flooded infrequently in the past may experience more instances of flooding or of water reaching higher levels than ever before.”
The NPS consulted with preservation experts, including Flood Panel, to develop new guidelines to help property owners adapt historic buildings to be more resilient to flood risk. The NPS Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings provide examples of projects, and more than 100 photos and illustrations, to help owners choose the best flood mitigation solutions that protect and preserve historic sites from flood damage. Read the NPS news release.
Flood Panel has extensive experience designing and building custom flood proofing solutions for historic buildings across the country. Flood Panel products and photos are featured on pages 50 and 51 of the NPS guide, including a photo from Revolution Mill, on the National Registry of Historic Places in North Carolina. Read the Flood Panel news release.
“Historic buildings pose a unique challenge for flood proofing. The solution must protect the site and preserve the history,” said Tom Osborne, President of Flood Panel. “We are honored to share our experience designing and building custom flood solutions for historic sites that do both.”
Flood Panel’s end-to-end approach to flood mitigation is ideal for historic sites. It includes building evaluation, custom design and manufacturing, plus expert installation, annual inspection and maintenance provided by its National Corporate Partner National Flood Protection.