Restaurant redesign makes structure more resistant to floods

10/7/2013 | Vermont Public Radio

Dot's restaurant in Wilmington, Vt., was among those businesses heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Owners John and Patty Reagan hired structural engineer Bob Stevens to help redesign the building to be better able to withstand floods. One of Stevens' ideas was to make the back wall of reinforced concrete and put it at an angle "to deflect water around the building."

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