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Historic homes may prove to be more resilient against floods

Ongoing research may mean changes to flood renovation of historic homes. It is common practice for renovations after flooding to require the use of modern flood-resistant materials. Historic hardwoods, plaster, and other building materials may be salvageable but little research has been done on these materials. Concurrent studies underway by both Virginia-based Building Resilient Solutions and the National Park Service at the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory may provide the evidence required to change those practices.

Read more in the article below from AP.