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Field Calculations Not Needed with SMART VENTS

Eliminate the Liability of calculating potentially non-compliant flood openings. SMART VENTS have been nationally tested and certified for flood coverage based on performance, not net open area.

As a Surveyor, you are in charge of documenting the compliance/non-compliance of structures built in a Special Flood Hazard Area on FEMA’s Elevation Certificate. Compliant homeowners will receive the lowest premium available. If non-compliant, the Elevation Certificate will point out to the Insurance Agent what area the homeowner needs to change to become compliant and thus receive a lower premium. A frequent red flag for structure compliance is proper flood openings. 

NEW: Non-Engineered Opening Guide


  non engineered opening guide

This guide was developed by the collaborative efforts of Carolina Flood Solutions LLC, and Flood Risk Evaluator (F.R.E.™), a division of Smart Vent Products, Inc. An engineer conducted an independent evaluation of each Non-Engineered Opening vent included in this guide. Each vent was drawn to scale in AutoCAD® providing a 1/64th of an inch accurate calculation. The Non-Engineered Opening Guide guide assists in the compliance and measurement documentation of non-engineered flood openings for the elevation certificate in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Program.

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NEW: Flood Risk Evaluator Service for Elevation Certificates


FRE Sample Report

The F.R.E. Team of Certified Floodplain Managers reviews FEMA Elevation Certificates sent in by Surveyors. We then, send back a certified and insured Flood Risk Evaluation Report to you. The report will detail any possible steps, including mitigation, necessary for a home to be compliant and receive the lowest possible flood insurance premium. All this information is presented in a simple, detailed handout for you to present your clients.

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We’ve spent many years studying the science of flood mitigation and the effects flood waters could have on a poorly protected home. In fact, the SMART VENT Team is certified to instruct and provide learning credits to Architects, Builders, Certified Floodplain Managers, Code Officials, Engineers, Insurance Agents, Realtors, and Surveyors in many states.

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