Floodproofing is one way to minimize property loss due to floods. Floodproofing may involve building walls or levees, elevating or moving structures, or sealing the structure.
Reduce or avoid flood losses by building above the Base Flood Elevation.
Pinellas County enforces specific building regulations to protect people and buildings from flooding while maintaining natural floodplain functions.
Building new construction above the Base Flood Elevation is cost effective and Pinellas County requires that new or substantially improved buildings be built at least 1 foot above the base flood elevation. Building above that may discount your flood insurance premiums even more. Find out what the Base Flood and Design Flood Elevations are BEFORE you develop your plans.