Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:22
Kuiken Brothers is now stocking Smart Vent Flood Vent 1540-510 at our Succasunna, NJ location. Check out the video below for a quick overview on how this will help you meet code if your next new construction or remodeling project happens to be in a flood zone.
These vents are used for a home with a crawlspace or any enclosed area that desires natural air ventilation and flood protection.
The vent door is latched closed until it comes in contact with flood water. Entering flood water lifts the patented internal floats which unlatch and allow the door to rotate open. This allows the flood water to automatically enter and exit through the frame opening, relieving the pressure from the foundation walls. Certified flood debris clearance is demonstrated with a 3" diameter opening when the flood door is activated.
A bimetal coil automatically opens and closes the ventilation louvers as temperature changes. No electricity is required. The louvers will be fully closed at 35F and fully open at 75F. In the event of a flood the internal floats lift to release the flood door to rotate open and relieve the hydrostatic pressure regardless of the louvers' position, open or closed.
If you would like more information on Smart Vent Foundation Flood Events, please contact your Kuiken Brothers Sales Representative or fill out the Contact Us Form and a sales representative will get back to you as soon as possible.