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 the existing foundation, constructing a new, higher foundation, and resetting the building on the new foundation.” Jenifer Eggleston, Jennifer Parker, and Jennifer Wellock. “Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.” National Park Service, …

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