Smart Vent Products, Inc.
foundation flood vents

CONTACT INFO

430 Andbro Dr.
Unit 1
Pitman, NJ 08071
Phone: 877-441-8368
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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Flood Vents protect houses and buildings in floodplains by preventing hydrostatic pressure buildup that can destroy walls and foundations. This mitigation technique is referred to as Wet Floodproofing.

Smart Vent Products, Inc. was born in 1997 out of the idea to create a flood vent to comply with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and all National and State Construction Codes. Since 1986, flood vents have been a requirement for enclosed spaces below the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) but no one had stepped up to evaluate what was available to meet the requirements. At the time, the only available solution to relieve hydrostatic pressure was a foundation air vent. These air vent devices had some issues, including louvers, grills, screens, and other covers that impede the flow of floodwater and most importantly they would clog with debris yielding the vent useless during a flood event.

Fast-forward 11 years - a draftsman in Avalon, NJ is examining all the regulations and codes tied to relieving hydrostatic pressure. He knew that: a) A truly passive solution was required; the flood vent must work automatically without human intervention. b) The flood vent must be bi-directional, it must allow for the automatic entry and exit of flood water. c) The flood vent must allow debris to pass through and not get clogged in a screen or grill.

As we began to bring the pieces together, a design started to take shape. Further research showed that our design must also be rodent resistant and must be constructed out of a proven flood resistant material. We choose to use reliable 316L Marine Grade Stainless Steel in our designs, and we were off and running coming up with a solution. Many designs were performance tested until we came up with the perfect recipe for success. Along the way to producing the first ever line of Engineered Flood Vents the industry would see, we also developed the performance testing standards that are utilized in the flood venting industry today. This ensures that owners of homes and buildings in the floodplain have piece of mind that their foundations are properly protected.

We take our responsibility of protecting your largest investment to heart and very seriously. From performance testing through the ICC-ES to constant analyzation of product performance through 15-plus years of floods and hurricanes with remarkable results, our team has always been committed to outstanding engineering. We are proud to be manufactured, operated, and owned in the United States of America. From our humble beginnings in Avalon, NJ to our worldwide success today, our principles to provide the best products and customer service by knowledgeable and caring employees has never wavered.

Our knowledge and expertise, through our team of Certified Floodplain Managers and Engineers, has led us to our next chapter in floodplain problem solving. Rising flood insurance rates across the country are causing many financial hardships. A new division of Smart Vent Products called the Flood Risk Evaluator, was recently born to evaluate and provide a detailed report on what can be done to reduce these rising flood insurance premiums. Call us at (877) 441-8368 or email info@smartvent.com.

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 floats keep our flood vents rodent resistant.
  • Models for every application including retro-fit projects.
  • Certified Floodplain Managers provide industry leading service.
  • Our Flood Risk Evaluator™ (F.R.E.) division ensures you receive proper flood insurance rating with your Smart Vent purchase.

ALL PRODUCTS

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Dual Function Smart Vent - 1540-510 image

Dual Function Smart Vent - 1540-510

This Dual-Function SMART VENT foundation model provides flood protection along with natural air ventilation. Louvers inside the vent door pivot open and closed with temperature. Fully open around 75 degrees F, and fully closed around 35 degrees F.

This model is certified for 200 sq. ft. of flood protection per vent and is 16-in. x 8-in. (standard CMU or block size) constructed of marine grade 316 stainless steel, and is 3-in. in depth. Powder coat paint options are available.
SMART VENT Stacker - 1540-511 image

SMART VENT Stacker - 1540-511

This Dual-Function Stacker SMART VENT foundation model provides flood protection along with natural air ventilation. Louvers inside the vent door pivot open and closed with temperature. Fully open around 75 degrees F, and fully closed around 35 degrees F.

This model is certified for 400 sq. ft. of flood protection per vent and is 16-in. x 16-in. constructed of marine grade 316 stainless steel, and is 3-in. in depth. Powder coat paint options are available.
SMART VENT Multi-frame - 1540-150202E (1540-0039) image

SMART VENT Multi-frame - 1540-150202E (1540-0039)

This Dual-Function Multi-frame SMART VENT foundation model provides flood protection along with natural air ventilation. Louvers inside the vent door pivot open and closed with temperature. Fully open around 75 degrees F, and fully closed around 35 degrees F.

This model is certified for 800 sq. ft. of flood protection per vent and is 32.5-in. x 16-in. constructed of marine grade 316 stainless steel, and is 3-in. in depth. Powder coat paint options are available.

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Insulated Flood Vents - 1540-520 image

Insulated Flood Vents - 1540-520

This Insulated FLOOD VENT foundation model seals out cool or warm air with a solid door and weather stripping. The 2-in. insulated core inside the vent door has an 8.34 R-value.

This model is certified for 200 sq. ft. of flood protection per vent and is 16-in. x 8-in. (standard CMU or block size) constructed of marine grade 316 stainless steel, and is 3-in. in depth. Powder coat paint options are available.
FLOOD VENT Stacker - 1540-521 image

FLOOD VENT Stacker - 1540-521

This Insulated Stacker FLOOD VENT foundation model seals out cool or warm air with a solid door and weather stripping. The 2-in. insulated core inside the vent door has an 8.34 R-value.

This model is certified for 400 sq. ft. of flood protection per vent and is 16-in. x 16-in. constructed of marine grade 316 stainless steel, and is 3-in. in depth. Powder coat paint options are available.
FLOOD VENT Multi-frame - 1540-150202E (1540-0239) image

FLOOD VENT Multi-frame - 1540-150202E (1540-0239)

This Insulated Multi-frame FLOOD VENT foundation model seals out cool or warm air with a solid door and weather stripping. The 2-in. insulated core inside the vent door has an 8.34 R-value.

This model is certified for 800 sq. ft. of flood protection per vent and is 32.5-in. x 16-in. constructed of marine grade 316 stainless steel, and is 3-in. in depth. Powder coat paint options are available.
Wood Wall Model - 1540-570 image

Wood Wall Model - 1540-570

This Insulated WOOD WALL FLOOD VENT model seals out cool or warm air with a solid door and weather stripping. The 2-in. insulated core inside the vent door has an 8.34 R-value.

This model is certified for 200 sq. ft. of flood protection per vent and is 14.5-in. x 8.5-in. It is designed to fit between wood studs on 16-in. centers. Available in Insulated-style only. This model is constructed of marine grade 316 stainless steel and is 3-in. in depth. Powder coat paint options are available.
Overhead Garage Door Model - 1540-524 image

Overhead Garage Door Model - 1540-524

This Insulated OVERHEAD GARAGE DOOR model seals out cool or warm air with a solid door and weather stripping. The 2-in. insulated core inside the vent door has an 8.34 R-value.

This model is certified for 200 sq. ft. of flood protection per vent and is 16-in. x 8-in. making it ideal to retrofit into an existing garage door. This model installs with supplied back plate and bolts, constructed of marine grade 316 stainless steel, and is 3-in. in depth. Comes standard in white powder-coated stainless steel.

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Multi-Frames (for commercial applications)

SMART VENT has a team of engineers and Certified Floodplain Managers on hand to help you with your next commercial project. We have the capabilities of designing and manufacturing custom frames to accommodate our 16-in. x 8-in. & 14 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in. flood vent doors. These custom frames allow you to get the required flood protection for the project square footage with fewer openings.

These frames and flood doors are available in powder coat colors: white, wheat, gray and black. We offer full CAD capabilities that allow you to implement the custom frame design easily into your project drawings. We will assist in proper vent placement and help with all phases of the project to assure the flood vent system is installed correctly and is to your specifications. To start the custom frame design process, please contact our technical support team at 877-441-8368.
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Trim & Sleeve Kits/Fire Dampers

The Trim Flange unit fits into the rough opening to provide a clean finished look on the interior wall. Trim flanges are available for use with standard masonry flood vents (1540-533) and Wood Wall Models (4" depth 1540-573 and 9" depth 1540-573-9) come standard in white.

The stainless steel sleeve lining is available in a 7 inch sleeve that can expand up to 12 inches, and a 10 inch sleeve that can expand up to 15 inches.

SMART VENT manufactures two UL-certified Fire Damper models. A masonry installation model (1540-530) and a wood wall installation model (1540-537).

These fire dampers are certified to provide two hours of fire resistance. It is intended to be used in a situation in which fire proofing is required on a wall in which flood venting is installed, usually in a garage or vestibule. A fusible link holds a galvanized steel door in place. At 165F (73.9C), the link melts to permit the door to drop, blocking the path of the fire. Compatible with SMART VENT and FLOOD VENT models - The Fire Damper can safely be installed in the same cavity for either of the flood protection models, without interfering in their operation. Trim flange and inner sleeve are required for installation as well as a 8-inch minimum wall depth.
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Pour-in-Place Vinyl Bucks

The SMART VENT Pour-in-Place Vinyl Buck is made of high strength PVC. Each wall buck accepts SMART VENT models 1540-510, 1540-511, 1540-550 and FLOOD VENT models 1540-520, 1540-521, 1540-560 flood vents. Fully assembled units are shipped ready to install with a protective film and wood bracing that protects the buck and flood vent when the wall is poured. The SMART VENT Pour-in-Place Vinyl Buck comes in several widths to accommodate most standard wall thicknesses.

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New Dry Floodproofing Products

Flex-Wall™ provides a second to none dry floodproofing option:
  • Point-of-use Storage: eliminating the need for off-site storage and fees
  • Rapid Deployment in minutes with minimal manpower and no heavy equipment.
  • Scalable Designs: can be sized to fit and opening or threat
  • Robust Construction & Advanced Materials: constructed with layered Kevlar structural webbing with a coated fabric water retention layer

Flex-Wall Information Slides
Flex-Wall Flyer
Flex-Wall Spec Sheet 1
Flex-Wall Spec Sheet 2
Flex-Wall Log Impact Test Video


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Last Update: 2017-02-28