Installing a Smart Vent Can Protect Your Foundation From Damage (and Save You Money)
Smart Vents are taking over. Architects, builders, code officials, engineers, homeowners, insurance agents, and realtors are all turning to Smart Vent Foundation Flood Vents to protect homes from the devastation and severe damage caused by a flood.
The Objective of a Flood Vent
The objective of a flood vent is to protect houses and buildings during a flood by preventing water pressure buildup, which can destroy walls and foundations. Properly installed flood vents can not only help you preserve your investment, but they can also save you money from overpaying for flood insurance.
Two Ways to Protect Your Home From Flood Water
Dry Flood Proofing
Dry floodproofing means certain techniques are applied to keep floodwaters from entering the property. This would involve sealing the structure with waterproof compounds to keep it dry below the flood protection elevation.
Wet Flood Proofing
Wet floodproofing is the process of utilizing engineered flood vents (Smart Vents) to protect houses and buildings from being damaged during a flood. Strategically placed flood vents allow floodwater to flow through an enclosure such as a garage or crawlspace.
Be Smart During a Flood: Use Smart Vents!
There are a variety of flood vents on the market. Some open and close automatically, some stay open on their own, some are extremely expensive, and some are made out of stainless steel, plastic, or wood. Smart Vent Products, Inc. is the leading worldwide manufacturer of foundation flood venting systems. Smart Vents are easy to install into new or existing areas. They are made out of stainless steel to ensure they meet or exceed flood and corrosion resistance code requirements.
To be in compliance, there has to be so much of an opening per square inch. There are less flood vent openings per square inch with a Smart Vent because a Smart Vent opens up wider and allows for a client to become flood insurance compliant.
Smart Vent Products We Carry
N. Square, Inc. is a distributor of Smart Vent products and proudly carries a variety of Smart Vent models to meet your specific needs. We carry certain products, but we can order anything.