Smart Vent Foundation Flood Vents

Foundation Flood Vents ~ Parr Lumber

Parr Lumber is a distributor of the Smart Vent for the Pacific Northwest. Flood vents protect houses and buildings in floodplains by preventing water pressure buildup that can destroy walls and foundations.

When Are Flood Vents Required?

The NFIP Regulations and Building Codes require 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 (enclosures) are permitted under elevated buildings provided that they meet certain use restrictions and construction requirements such as the installation of flood vents to allow for the automatic entry and exit of flood waters.

This wet floodproofing technique is required for residential buildings. Commercial buildings have the option to wet floodproof, which can be more cost-effective compared to dry floodproofing.

Smart Vent Advantage

Smart Vents are the most advanced flood protection on the market.

Preserve the aesthetic beauty of a building by using fewer vents. One opening gives five times the protection. Smart Vents bring buildings into full flood compliance and have the potential to dramatically reduce NFIP Flood Insurance Premiums.

Smart Vents are simple to install or retrofit into new or existing foundations. Most applications can be completed in less than 30 minutes.

Smart Vent’s specifications and CAD drawings make it easy for architects to specify Smart Vents into their project. Smart Vent’s ICC-ES Certification guarantees approval with code officials, surveyors, insurance agents, and everyone else involved.

Smart Vent Products

Dual Function Smart Vent (1540-510)

Dual Function Smart Vent (1540-510) ~ Parr Lumber

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 square feet of flood protection per vent and is 16″ x 8″ (standard CMU or block size), constructed of marine grade 316 stainless steel, and is 3″ in depth. Powder coat paint options are available.

Smart Vent Stacker (1540-511)

Smart Vent Stacker (1540-511) ~ Parr Lumber

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 square feet of flood protection per vent and is 16″ x 16″ constructed of marine grade 316 stainless steel, and is 3″ in depth. Powder coat paint options are available.

Insulated Flood Vents (1540-520)

Insulated Flood Vents (1540-520) ~ Parr Lumber

This Insulated Flood Vent foundation model seals out cool or warm air with a solid door and weather stripping. The 2″ insulated core inside the vent door has an 8.34 R-value. This model is certified for 200 square feet of flood protection per vent and is 16″ x 8″ (standard CMU or block size), constructed of marine grade 316 stainless steel, and is 3″ in depth. Powder coat paint options are available.

Overhead Garage Door Model (1540-524)

Overhead Garage Door Model (1540-524) ~ Parr Lumber

This Insulated Overhead Garage Door model seals out cool or warm air with a solid door and weather stripping. The 2″ insulated core inside the vent door has an 8.34 R-value. This model is certified for 200 square feet of flood protection per vent and is 16″ x 8″ 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 depth. Comes standard in white powder-coated stainless steel.

Wood Wall Model (1540-570)

Wood Wall Model (1540-570) ~ Parr Lumber

This Insulated Wood Wall Flood Vent model seals out cool or warm air with a solid door and weather stripping. The 2″ insulated core inside the vent door has an 8.34 R-value. This model is certified for 200 square feet of flood protection per vent and is 14.5″ x 8.5″. It is designed to fit between wood studs on 16″ centers. Available in insulated-style only. This model is constructed of marine grade 316 stainless steel and is 3″ in depth. Powder coat paint options are available.


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