Flood Panel LLC Helps National Park Service Develop Guidelines to Protect Historic Sites from Flooding
JUPITER, Fla., July 8, 2021 – Flood Panel LLC, a leading manufacturer of commercial flood barriers in the U.S., consulted with the National Park Service on development of new guidelines to help property owners adapt historic buildings to be more resilient to flooding risk while preserving their historic character.
The NPS Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings provides examples of projects, and more than 100 photos and illustrations, to help property owners choose a flood mitigation strategy that best preserves the historic character, site and setting of the structure.
“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.”
The frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events in recent years have exposed more structures along the nation’s coasts and rivers to damage caused by floods. According to the NPS, “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.”
Flood Panel projects and products 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.
About Flood Panel
Flood Panel LLC, headquartered in Jupiter, Fla., designs, engineers and manufactures high-quality flood protection products for commercial construction projects, including various flood barrier designs, such as our Flood Log™ barriers, flood gates, flood panels and Dual Function Flood Doors. Flood Panel along with National Flood Protection, LLC, its National Corporate Partner, provides a consultancy approach that includes product design specific to each opening of the client’s building, distribution and installation services, structural engineers, architects, a complete range of flood product supplies, expert flood protection analysis and a highly-trained project management team for assistance from pre-construction through post-installation and maintenance. For more information, visit www.floodpanel.com