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  • 1. The Foundation Flood Vent What it is, what it does, and why your customers would care
  • 2. The Basics: What is a flood vent?
    • During a flood event, immense hydrostatic forces are in action.
    • Flood ventilation operates under the principle of relieving (rather than resisting) that pressure.
    • Relief is required by code, by insurance companies, and the principles of good floodplain management.
  • 3. The Basics: What is a flood vent?
    • Very few marketable openings satisfy the requirements.
    • Smart VENT is (to our knowledge) the only engineered flood venting solution that satisfies the requirements of the ICC and FEMA/NFIP.
  • 4. The Basics: How does it work?
    • Smart VENT foundation flood vents are water-activated.
    • Some models have additional temperature-controlled louvers for air ventilation.
  • 5. The Basics: Why care?
    • The ICC building codes demand flood ventilation in all non-commercial structures located within a floodplain.
    • Size and purpose do not matter; we have vented backyard sheds and eight-foot square elevator shafts.
    Part I: Code
  • 6. The Basics: Why care?
    • Floodplain is growing constantly.
    • All homes that have a mortgage and are located within a flood zone must have flood insurance.
    • FEMA, through the NFIP, requires that insured homes have adequate flood ventilation.
    • Insurance premiums may decrease—often substantially—when a homeowner installs proper flood vents.
    Part II: FEMA
  • 7. The Basics: Why care?
    • Flood ventilation has been effective at helping to save structures in prior floods, including hurricane-driven floods.
    • There are a variety of things that homeowners assume will work to relieve flood pressure—these assumptions are almost universally incorrect.
    Part III: Function
  • 8. Windows
  • 9. Garage doors
  • 10. Air vents
  • 11. The Specifics: Why Smart VENT?
    • The Smart VENT support team is second to none.
    • Smart VENT takes pride in its ability to educate persons at all steps of the building process, from code officials to engineers to homeowners.
    • Smart VENT drives business to the dealer, but makes its representatives available to help at any step of the process.
    Part I: The Intangibles
  • 12. The Specifics: Why Smart VENT?
    • Smart VENT foundation flood vents are constructed of stainless steel; this is a marine grade of steel, resistant to the most corrosive conditions.
    • All of our foundation flood vents are engineer-reviewed, FEMA-accepted, and ICC-certified. They are regularly re-tested to update their credentials.
    • Each of the basic flood vent units covers 200 square feet, far in excess of what a similarly-sized non-engineered opening could claim.
    • The vents themselves are available in a variety of colors and styles, suitable for myriad settings and applications.
    Part II: The Product
  • 13. The Specifics: The Models
    • We have two basic styles: dual-action, and flood-only.
    • Both styles are available in several sizes and our full range of colors. (Some colors will require lead time.)
    • We additionally offer a small line of accessories for use with the flood vents, to allow use in special conditions.
  • 14. The SMART VENT- 1540-510
    • The dual-action style is most appropriate for traditional crawlspaces.
    • Air-ventilation louvers allow natural air ventilation.
    • Louvers open and close automatically, in response to changing temperatures.
  • 15. The FLOOD VENT- 1540-520
    • The flood-only style is used in garages, walkout basements, etc.
    • Insulated to minimize temperature exchange between inside and outside, with a two-inch thick foam core, and weather stripping between door and frame.
  • 16.
    • The Masonry Wall Buck is made of high strength PVC.
    • Shipped ready to install with a protective film and wood bracing for installing in forms
    • Accepts Smart VENT 1540-510 or Flood VENT 1540-520
    • Comes in a variety of sizes to accommodate different wall depths
    Masonry Wall Buck
  • 17.
    • The Wood Wall Vent 1540-570 is designed to fit between 16” wood studs.
    • Available in Insulated Model only
    • Used in storage areas, garages, etc where air ventilation is not desired
    Wood Wall Model: 1540-570
  • 18. The FLOOD VENT OHD – 1540-524
    • Our overhead door model is specially designed for easy installation into a garage or bay door.
    • Painted white for minimal aesthetic footprint in most garage doors.
    • Engineered to remain closed even when door is raised
  • 19. Sleeve and Trim Combo 1540-531 & Fire Damper 1540-530
    • The Sleeve and Trim Combo and Fire Damper are used in situations where a fire rating is compromised
    • Or to add a finished look to an interior wall
  • 20. Stacked Models
    • The SMART VENT 1540-510 and the FLOOD VENT 1540-520 can be stacked or quad
    • These applications are used when space is limited
  • 21. Smart VENT Inc 450 Andbro Dr Suite 2B Pitman, NJ 08071 877-441-8368 www.smartvent.com
    • Smart VENT is fully committed to success in any and every region it enters. Our world-class sales and support team considers education the most important factor in this success. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Smart VENT foundation flood vents. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to give your representative or the office a call.
    We want to help .