FEMA Best Practice Story Reveals No Flood Damage for Homes Due To Flood Vents During Hurricane Sandy
[SMART VENTS pictured in story and featured in homes] Surrounding neighborhood homes without compliant flood vents were not so fortunate. “If you look across the street, those garage doors were devastated,” Builder Ray Guzman said. “If we didn’t have those flood vents, the homes would not have been able to take the pressure from the water. They really saved us. We’re like a rose in the middle of a disaster.”
The Carol Marelli Story - Sea Bright, NJ House Lifting
View the compelling story of Carol Marelli of Sea Bright, NJ who had her home devastated from Hurricane Sandy and took the necessary steps in her own hands to get her family back on track to get back in their home.
Who we are: Architects, Builders, Code Officials, Homeowners, Insurance Agents, and Surveyors are all turning to SMART VENT® Foundation Flood Vents to protect homes from the devastation and destruction that a hurricane, flood or other natural disaster can cause.
Smart Vent Products, Inc. is the worldwide leading manufacturer of foundation flood venting systems which takes pride in having the only FEMA-Accepted and ICC-ES Certified Flood Vent and by using the best materials available.
SMART VENT Flood Vents are Engineered Openings and are certified to meet all Building Codes, FEMA Regulations and NFIP Flood Insurance Requirements.
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 Foundation/(CMU Block) and Wood Wall Models, Overhead Door Models are also available for situations when vents need to be installed inside garage doors. A full line of accessories are offered including Trim & Sleeve Kits, Fire Dampers, Pour-in-Place Buck Kits, 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, 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.
SMART VENT’s technical support group consists of Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM), Engineers, and a full team of Technical Field Representatives, all who are eager to assist you with your next floodplain project.