FEMA Accepted, ICC-ES Certified Flood Protection by SMART VENT Foundation Flood Vents
Flood Vents protect houses and buildings in floodplains by preventing water pressure buildup that can destroy walls and foundations. This mitigation requirement is referred to as Wet Floodproofing.
Smart Vent Products, Inc. is the worldwide leading manufacturer of foundation flood venting systems and takes pride in having the only FEMA-Accepted and ICC-ES Certified flood vent product line. Architects, Builders, Code Officials, Engineers, Homeowners, Insurance Agents, Realtors, and Surveyors are all turning to SMART VENT® Foundation Flood Vents to protect homes from the devastation and destruction that floods can cause.
SMART VENT Flood Vents are Engineered Openings and are certified to meet all Building Codes, FEMA Regulations, and NFIP Flood Insurance Requirements. Founded in 2001, all products are made in the United States out of Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel. We are fully committed to ideals of responsible corporate citizenship, and making efforts to educate consumers, design professionals, and government officials on floodplain management techniques.
SMART VENT offers a full line of models to fit any application, residential or commercial. Models range from the Dual Function SMART VENT Series, offering flood protection and natural air ventilation, to the Insulated FLOOD VENT Series. Besides CMU Block/Foundation Models we offer Wood Wall Models (ideal for garage walls), Overhead Garage Door Models, and Pour-in-Place Buck Models for Poured Foundation Walls. A full line of accessories are available including Trim & Sleeve Kits, Fire Dampers, Rain Shields, and Powder Coat Paint Options.
Along with different models, SMART VENT offers a wide range of sizes & configurations to accommodate different building elements and square footage. Sizes range from 16-in. x 8-in. and 14 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., both certified to cover 200 sq. ft. per vent of flood protection, 16-in. x 16-in. certified to cover 400 sq. ft. per vent, 32-in. x 16-in. certified to cover 800 sq. ft. per configuration, and custom multi-frames for large commercial projects covering up to 3,000 sq. ft. per multi-frame.
You may know us just for our flood venting solutions but did you know that we have a Flood Loss Prevention Team of Certified Floodplain Managers dedicated to reviewing Elevation Certificates to determine non-compliance and what measures can be taken to retrofit the building into compliance?
We also work with Authorized Insurance Agents, Surveyors, and Installers to connect all the dots to ease the process of reducing your NFIP Flood Premium and minimizing your flood loss.
Is your home in a flood zone? Contact us for a Flood Zone Determination and Insurance Quote.
Need an Elevation Certificate? We can locate you a NFIP-savvy Authorized Surveyor as well. Visit our online Locator.