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1 NFIP LOWEST FLOOR GUIDE ABRIDGED National Flood Insurance Program SCROLL DOWN 1

2 NFIP LOWEST FLOOR GUIDE QUICK REFERENCE This is an abridged version of the 2013 Flood Insurance Manual Lowest Floor Guide. (LFG) It is designed for Surveyors to use in the field to help determine the proper building type and EC Diagram number to use. This abridged version only has the drawings from the LFG. The information table included below each drawing in Flood Insurance Manual has been removed. This makes it easy to quickly scroll down through the drawings to find an example similar to the structure being analyzed by the user. There are examples of each of the 10 Drawings of Buildings from the Elevation Certificate provided. When appropriate, there is a link from the Lowest Floor Guide to the Drawings of Buildings. Finally, the table of contents is linked to corresponding section of the Lowest Floor Guide examples. You may use the links or just scroll down rapidly to find your section. This version of the LFG may not be up to date. Check the latest Flood Insurance Manual Lowest Floor Guide for up to date information. To download the full version of the LFG, click here. 2

3 Lowest Floor Guide Quick Reference Gallery Links Click on the highlighted text below to JUMP to drawings. Or just scroll down to see the Lowest Floor Guide drawings. Elevated Buildings for Pre- and Post-FIRM Risks in Flood Zones B, C, X, A99, and D in Flood Zones A, AO, and AH in Flood Zones AE and A1 A30 With Construction Dates of 1975 to September 30,1981 In Flood Zones VE and V1 V30 Elevated Buildings for Post-FIRM Risks in Flood Zones VE and V1 V30, Construction Date October 1, 1981, and After Non-Elevated Buildings for Pre- and Post-FIRM Risks in Flood Zones B, C, X, A99, and D in Flood Zones A, AO, and AH in Flood Zones AE and A1 A30 With Construction Dates of 1975 to September 30,1981 In Flood Zones VE and V1 V30 Non-Elevated Buildings for Post-FIRM Risks in Flood Zones VE and V1 V30, Construction Date October 1, 1981, and After 3

4 Building Description 1 floor with unfinished enclosed area JUMP to the EC Diagrams 4

5 Building Description 2 floors with unfinished enclosed area. JUMP to the EC Diagrams 5

6 Building Description 2 floors with unfinished enclosed area JUMP to the EC Diagrams 6

7 Building Description 1 floor with finished or unfinished enclosed area JUMP to the EC Diagrams 7

8 Building Description 1 floor on slab JUMP to the EC Diagrams 8

9 Building Description 3 or more floors on slab JUMP to the EC Diagrams 9

10 Building Description 2 floors on raised-slab-on-grade or slab-on-stem-wall-with-fill JUMP to the EC Diagrams 10

11 Building Description 1 floor with finished or unfinished basement JUMP to the EC Diagrams 11

12 Building Description 1 floor without enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 5) Letters and numbers in parentheses, as (A8.c) or (C2.a), correspond to Section A or Section C of the Elevation Certificate. 12

13 NAVAGATION Building Description 2 floors, including hanging floor (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 5) Letters and numbers in parentheses, as (A8.c) or (C2.a), correspond to Section A or Section C of the Elevation Certificate. 13

14 Building Description 1 floor with unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) 14

15 Building Description 2 floors with unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) 15

16 Building Description 2 floors with unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 8) 16

17 Building Description 1 floor with finished or unfinished enclosed area JUMP to the EC Diagrams Enclosures must only be used for access, parking or storage. 17

18 Building Description Mobile home without enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 5) Skirting lets the water flow. 18

19 Building Description 1 floor with finished or unfinished basement (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 2) 19

20 Building Description 1 floor on slab (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 1A) 20

21 Building Description 3 or more floors on slab (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 1A) 21

22 Building Description 2 floors on raised-slab-on-grade or slab-on-stem-wall-with-fill (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 1B) 22

23 Building Description 2 floors on slab with attached garage (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 1A) 23

24 Building Description 1 floor on slab (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 1A) 24

25 Building Description 3 or more floors on slab (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 1A) 25

26 Building Description 2 floors on raised-slab-on-grade or slab-on-stem-wall-with-fill (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 1B) 26

27 Building Description 2 floors on slab with attached garage (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 1A) 27

28 Building Description 2 floors with subgrade crawlspace with or without openings (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 9) Subgrade crawlspace floor is no more than 2 feet below grade, and the distance between the subgrade crawlspace floor and the top of the next-higher floor is no more than 5 feet. 28

29 Building Description 2 floors with unfinished basement (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 2) Basement floor is subgrade more than 2 feet, or subgrade no more than 2 feet and the distance between the basement floor and the top of the next-higher floor is more than 5 feet. 29

30 Building Description 1 floor with attached garage Garage is at lower elevation than principal building area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 1A) 30

31 Building Description Split level with unfinished or finished basement (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 4) 31

32 Building Description 2 floors with walkout at ground level Lower floor is not below grade on all sides Principal use of the building is on the elevated floor (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 7) 32

33 Building Description 1 floor without enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 5) 33

34 Building Description Elevated on piers, posts, piles, or columns with hanging floor 2 floors, including hanging floor (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 5) 34

35 Building Description 1 floor with unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) 35

36 Building Description 2 floors with unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) 36

37 Building Description 2 floors with unfinished enclosure/crawlspace (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 8) 37

38 Building Description 1 floor with finished or unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) 38

39 Building Description 1-floor Mid-Level Entry with unfinished enclosure (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 7) 39

40 Building Description 2-floor Mid-Level Entry with unfinished enclosure (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 7) 40

41 Building Description 1 floor with unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 7) 41

42 Building Description 2 floors with unfinished enclosure/crawlspace (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 8) 42

43 Building Description 2 floors with crawlspace (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 8) 43

44 Building Description 2 floors with crawlspace (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 8) 44

45 Building Description 2 floors with crawlspace (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 8) 45

46 Building Description Mobile home without enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 5) Skirting lets the water flow. 46

47 Building Description 1 floor No basement (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 1A) Letters and numbers in parentheses, as (A8.c) or (C2.a), correspond to Section A or Section C of the Elevation Certificate. 47

48 NAVAGATION Building Description 3 or more floors No basement (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 1A) Letters and numbers in parentheses, as (A8.c) or (C2.a), correspond to Section A or Section C of the Elevation Certificate. 48

49 Building Description 2 floors on raised-slab-on-grade or slab-on-stem-wall-with-fill (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 1B) 49

50 Building Description 1 floor with attached garage Garage is at lower elevation than principal building area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 1A) 50

51 Building Description 3 floors Finished basement (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 2) 51

52 Building Description Split level Unfinished basement (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 4) 52

53 Building Description 2 floors with walkout at ground level Lower floor is not below grade on all sides Principal use of the building is on the elevated floor (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 7) 53

54 Building Description 1 floor without enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 5) 54

55 Building Description 2 floors, including hanging floor (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 5) Enclosures must be used for access, parking or storage only. V Zone LIMIT 300 Square Feet. 55

56 Building Description Mobile home without enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 5) Skirting lets the water flow. 56

57 Building Description 2 floors with unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) Enclosures must be used for access, parking or storage only. V Zone LIMIT 300 Square Feet.

58 Building Description 1 floor with unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) Enclosures must be used for access, parking or storage only. V Zone LIMIT 300 Square Feet. 58

59 Building Description 1 floor with unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) 59

60 Building Description 1 floor with finished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) 60

61 Building Description 2 floors with unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) Enclosures must be used for access, parking or storage only. V Zone LIMIT 300 Square Feet. 61

62 Building Description 3 or more floors with unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) Enclosures must be used for access, parking or storage only. V Zone LIMIT 300 Square Feet. 62

63 Building Description 1 floor with finished or unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) 63

64 Building Description 1 floor with finished or unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 7) 64

65 Building Description 2 floors with crawlspace (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 8) 65

66 Building Description 1 floor without enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 5) 66

67 Building Description 1 floor without enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 5) 67

68 Building Description 2 floors, including hanging floor (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 5) 68

69 Building Description 1 floor with unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) Enclosures must be used for access, parking or storage only. V Zone LIMIT 300 Square Feet. 69

70 Building Description 1 floor with unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) 70

71 Building Description 2 floors with finished or unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) Enclosures must be used for access, parking or storage only. V Zone LIMIT 300 Square Feet. 71

72 Building Description 1 floor with finished or unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) Enclosures must be used for access, parking or storage only. V Zone LIMIT 300 Square Feet. 72

73 Building Description 3 or more floors with finished or unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) Enclosures must be used for access, parking or storage only. V Zone LIMIT 300 Square Feet. 73

74 Building Description 1 floor with finished or unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) 74

75 Building Description 1 floor with finished or unfinished enclosed area (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 7) 75

76 Building Description 2 floors with crawlspace (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 8) 76

77 Building Description 1 floor Mid-Level Entry with unfinished enclosure (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 6) Enclosures must only be used for access, parking or storage only. V Zone LIMIT 300 Square Feet. 77

78 Letters and numbers in parentheses, as (A8.c) or (C2.a), correspond to Section A or Section C of the Elevation Certificate. Building Description 2 floors on raised-slab-on-grade or slab-on-stem-wall-with-fill (see Elevation Certificate, Diagram 1B) 78

79 There are 10 Diagrams with the NFIP Elevation Certificate. Multiple illustrations are provided for some of the diagrams below. Diagram 1A Diagram 1B Diagram 2 Diagram 3 Diagram 4 Diagram 5 Diagram 6 Diagram 7 Diagram 8 Diagram 9 Click to jump to a diagram, Or just Scroll Down.

80 NFIP: Lowest Floor Guide Quick Reference

81 Attached Garage C2.d C2.g C2.a C2.f C2.e Highest Adjacent Grade Top of the Bottom Floor Lowest Adjacent Grade Machinery and Equipment

82 C2.a

83 C2.a Diagram 1b S T E M W A L L C2.a

84 NFIP: Lowest Floor Guide Quick Reference

85 C2a BASEMENT Ground Level

86 Top of the Bottom Floor C2.a C2.b Top of Next Highest Floor C2.f Lowest Adjacent Grade BASEMENT Highest Adjacent Grade C2.g

87 NFIP: Lowest Floor Guide Quick Reference

88 C2.b Top of Next Highest Floor C2.f Lowest Adjacent Grade C2.a Top of the Bottom Floor C2.g Highest Adjacent Grade

89 NFIP: Lowest Floor Guide Quick Reference

90 Top of the Bottom Floor C2.a Top of Next Highest Floor C2.b C2.f Lowest Adjacent Grade Highest Adjacent Grade C2.g

91 NFIP: Lowest Floor Guide Quick Reference

92 NFIP: Lowest Floor Guide Quick Reference

93 C2.b Top of Next Highest Floor C2.a Top of the Bottom Floor

94 C2.b Top of Next Highest Floor C2.a Top of the Bottom Floor C2.c Lowest Horizontal Structure

95 NFIP: Lowest Floor Guide Quick Reference

96 C2.b Top of Next Highest Floor C2.c Lowest Horizontal Structure

97 C2.b Top of Next Highest Floor C2.c Lowest Horizontal Structure C2.a Top of the Bottom Floor

98 C2.b Top of Next Highest Floor C2.a Top of the Bottom Floor If NOT Properly Vented

99 C2.b Top of Next Highest Floor

100 A8.b

101 Top of Next Highest Floor C2.b Top of the Bottom Floor C2.a In V Zones - Submit for Rate A8.b Crawl Space

102 NFIP: Lowest Floor Guide Quick Reference

103 A sub-grade crawlspace can be no more than 5 feet below the top of the next-higher and no more than 2 feet below the lowest adjacent grade. Reference: Lowest Floor Guide (29) (NEXT) A sub-grade crawlspace can be no more than 5 feet below the 5 ft top of the next-higher and no more Sub-Grade Crawlspace 2 ft than 2 feet below the lowest (

104 Top of the Bottom Floor C2.a

105 NFIP LOWEST FLOOR GUIDE QUICK REFERENCE This is an abridged version of the 2013 Flood Insurance Manual Lowest Floor Guide. (LFG) This abridged version only has the drawings from the LFG. The information table included below each drawing in Flood Insurance Manual has been removed. This makes it easy to quickly scroll down through the drawings to find an example similar to the structure being analyzed by the user. There are examples of each of the 10 Drawings of Buildings from the Elevation Certificate provided. When appropriate, there is a link from the Lowest Floor Guide to the Drawings of Buildings. Finally, the table of contents is linked to corresponding section of the Lowest Floor Guide examples. You may use the links or just scroll down rapidly to find your section. This version of the LFG may not be up to date. Check the latest Flood Insurance Manual Lowest Floor Guide for up to date information. To download the full version of the LFG, click here. 105

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