New standards will make New Jersey beach homes more resistant, more expensive to build

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New Jersey will adopt the recently released Federal Emergency Management Agency advisory base flood elevation maps as part of its building standard.

February 22, 2013

New Jersey will adopt the recently released Federal Emergency Management Agency advisory base flood elevation maps as part of its building standard. The new maps mean much stricter building standards with some beach community homes mandated to be built much higher. Masonry foundations and traditional garages will be unlawful. Pilings and breakaway walls will be a must, making home construction more costly.

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