Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 by Brad Wazlavek
Why install flood vents?
SmartVent is the brand name for the foundation flood vents installed by DryZone. Our crews have been installing these vents for years, but recently they have come more into the public eye due to flood insurance regulations. If you read these blogs or know the ins and outs of foundation vents, you’ll know that letting the moist air into your crawl space is a bad idea. So why then would you want to install vents that let water in during a flood? The answer is simple, to save your home from major foundation damage. Most of the time these new vents will stay closed and prevent nasty outside air from getting into the crawl space. When the unthinkable happens and the flood water comes to your house, these vents open up and relieve the pressure. This will save your home’s foundation from catastrophic failure.
Why choose DryZone to install flood vents?
There are a number of reasons that DryZone is well qualified to install your new SmartVent flood vents. First, DryZone experts know the requirements for installing these vents properly. If they aren’t installed properly, there is a good chance they won’t work when you need them. Also, if they aren’t installed properly it can hurt your chances of winning an insurance claim. No one at DryZone is an insurance agent, but to use broad terms this means that there are a certain number of vents required based on square footage and these vents must be installed in the right locations. We have even heard from several homeowners that having DryZone install their flood vents ended up saving them on their flood insurance premium. Another reason to choose DryZone is that SmartVent regularly communicates with our Systems Designers regarding updates in product line and install techniques. This is a very valuable asset. Think of it like having Michael Jordan on speed dial to give you basketball tips.
DryZone is the industry leader in crawl space repair, so when SmartVents became available to us many years ago, everyone here welcomed the opportunity to learn and help homeowners even further. After Hurricane Sandy swept through the area, everyone wanted to get these vents installed. Don’t wait until it is too late. Call today and get a free inspection to see how flood vents could help your home.
For more info, check out our SmartVent page.