House elevation on Union Street, Nantucket

Elevation of the Entire Structure

What is elevation? National Park Service “This adaptation method involves raising the height of a building by lifting the building from theexisting foundation, constructing a new, higher foundation, and resetting the building on the newfoundation.” Jenifer Eggleston, Jennifer Parker, and Jennifer Wellock. “Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.” National Park Service, November 2019. https://www.nps.gov/tps/standards/rehabilitation/flood-adaptation-guidelines.pdf. …

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