Flood Vents

Flood Vents in Holbrook, NY

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Flood Vents in Holbrook, NY

What is a Flood Vent?

Smart Vent's line of ICC-ES Certified, Engineered Flood Vents protect houses and buildings during floods by preventing hydrostatic pressure buildup that can destroy walls and foundations. This mitigation technique, referred to as Wet Floodproofing, allows floodwater to freely flow through an enclosure such as a crawlspace or garage.

How does it Work?

The SMART VENT door is latched closed until flood water is present. Rising flood water activates the internal floats, which unlatch and open the door. Smart Vent's 3-inch clearance, when open, helps let floods debris pass through unlike a typical air vent will call.

When Are Flood Vents Required?

The NFIP Regulations and Building Codes requires that any residential building constructed in Flood Zone Type A have the lowest floor, including basements, elevated to or above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).

Enclosed areas are permitted under elevated buildings provided that they meet certain use restrictions and construction requirements such as the installation of floods vents to allow for automatic entry and exit of flood waters.

This wet floodproofing technique is required for residential buildings.

With commercial buildings, elevation and the use of wet floodproofing techniques is the suggested form of mitigation. This technique can be a more cost-effective solution, and reduces the impacts the building has on surrounding floodplain in comparison to dry floodproofing techniques.

SMART VENT Advantage

Reliable, +15 years of experience in flood venting protection with over 80 million square foot covered. Made in the USA out of flood resistant stainless steel construction. ICC-ES Certified, FEMA Accepted models ensure approval with Code Officials, Surveyors, and the National Flood Insurance Program. Patented internal activation float system keep our flood vents rodent resistant. Models for every application including retro-fit projects. Certified Floodpain Managers provide industry leading service. Our Flood Risk Evaluator TM (F.R.E.) division ensures you receive proper flood insurance rating with your Smart Vent purchase.

Visit our store in Holbrook, NY or browse our catalog today to find the flood vents you have been looking for!

GTS Builders Supply

4701 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Holbrook, NY 11741

Mon - Fri: 6:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 6:00 am - 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed