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A Guide to Dry Floodproofing Homes

COURSE NO: S06-005
A Guide to Dry Floodproofing Homes
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides guidance in evaluating, planning, and implementing dry floodproofing measures on a home. It explains how a dry floodproofed home is made watertight below the level that needs flood protection to prevent floodwaters from entering. It also explains sealing the walls with waterproof coatings, impermeable membranes, or a supplemental layer of masonry or concrete.


Dry floodproofing measures can be described as a combination of operations plans, adjustments, alterations, and/or additions to buildings that lower the potential for flood damage by reducing the frequency of floodwaters that enter the structure. The process of dry floodproofing involves: determining design flood protection level, evaluation of the structural systems for strength and suitability for dry floodproofing, evaluation, selection of sealants, shields, drainage collection systems, sump pumps, and backflow valves and the provision of emergency power to operate necessary drainage systems.


This 6 PDH online course is applicable to civil, structural and geotechnical engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the planning and design of floodproofing homes.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the principles of protecting a structure from flooding
  • Knowing the steps of the emergency action plan
  • Familiarizing with the inspection and maintenance plan for dry floodproofing
  • Learning about selection and design of sealant and shield systems
  • Knowing the construction considerations of sealant and shield systems
  • Learning about drainage collection systems
  • Learning about backflow valves
  • Understanding emergency power
  • Learning about non-residential construction
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled, “A Guide to Dry Floodproofing Homes” which is based on Chapter 5 of the FEMA publication, Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures, as well as a case study on the Borges residence from Chapter 6 of the same publication. 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
A Guide to Dry Floodproofing Residential Structures (7.3 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this FEMA publication.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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