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Crawl Space Flood Vent Installation

When the weather is unpredictable and there’s a high risk of floods, it’s important to protect your home’s foundation from flood damage. Installing flood vents offers a practical solution to make sure your home’s crawl space can withstand flooding.

Tar Heel Basement Systems specializes in water solutions for your whole home, including the flood vents as part of our crawl space drainage system.

For over 30 years, homeowners in Raleigh, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem have trusted Tar Heel for expert crawl space encapsulation, which helps with issues like mold, structural damage, and musty odors.

What Are Flood Vents?

Smart Vent Flood Vent

Flood vents are a flood protection system created to balance water pressure during floods.

This special vent activates when it comes into contact with floodwater, allowing the water to freely pass through your foundation, greatly reducing the chance of structural harm.

Unlike regular vents, flood vents are designed to prevent clogging, ensuring proper water flow, even when there is debris.

Signs You Need Flood Vents

To maintain your home, it’s important to quickly spot any signs of crawl space damage. Early detection reduces damage and repair costs, ensuring your crawl space remains in good shape. Look for these signs:

Dirty, nasty crawl space with hanging insulation.

Regular inspections can identify problems quickly and ensure your home’s protection. Contact Tar Heel Basement Systems to handle this important job.

Are Flood Vents Necessary?

Yes, installing flood vents is crucial in the waterproofing process. They prevent water buildup in your crawl space by allowing floodwaters to flow through, balancing water pressure, and reducing structural damage.

What Are The Benefits of Flood Vents? 

Installing flood vents can lead to significant savings on insurance policies, enhanced safety, and compliance with FEMA requirements.

Cost Savings on Insurance Policies

Homeowners may be eligible for discounts on their flood insurance premiums when they install flood vents. These vents are recognized by FEMA and have ICC-ES Certification, making them compliant with the National Flood Insurance Program.

Contact your insurance provider to inquire about potential savings.

Enhanced Safety and Protection

Flood vents are specifically designed to balance water pressure during floods, minimizing the risk of structural damage to your home’s foundation. By allowing floodwater to flow freely through the vents, they reduce the chances of hydrostatic pressure buildup that can lead to structural harm. This innovative system helps protect your home from costly repairs and ensures the safety of your family.

Compliance with FEMA Requirements

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has specific requirements for flood venting systems in certain flood-prone areas, and our Smart Vent Flood Vents meet them. That means peace of mind knowing that your home is ready for the worst.

How We Install Flood Vents

To ensure a safe and dry crawl space, we follow these steps at Tar Heel Basement Systems when installing Smart Vent Flood Vents:

Tar Heel installer working to install vents.

We have more than 20 years of experience installing crawl space solutions like flood vents throughout Winston-Salem, Wilmington, and Raleigh. Rest assured, you can count on our meticulous process and getting the job done right the first time around.

Why Choose Tar Heel Basement Systems’ Smart Vent Flood Vents for Your Home 

Our Smart Vent Flood Vents are widely recognized by FEMA and have ICC-ES Certification, which makes them a trusted option for flood protection. They also have dual-function capabilities, which enhances their value and effectiveness. With our Smart Vent Flood Vents, you can feel confident that you’ve made a smart investment in safeguarding your home from floods.

Contact Tar Heel Basement Systems for Flood Vents

The weather in North Carolina can often be unpredictable. Don’t wait until the storm hits and flood waters rise.

Contact Tar Heel Basement Systems today to schedule your professional foundation inspection and get a Smart Vent Flood Vent estimate. Protect your home and ensure its longevity with our expert services in Raleigh, Winston-Salem, and Chapel Hill.

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    Crawl Space Flood Vent FAQs

    The cost of installing Smart Vent Flood Vents can vary depending on factors such as the size of your home and the number of vents required. It is best to contact Tar Heel Basement Systems for a personalized estimate based on your specific needs.

    Installing Smart Vent Flood Vents may make you eligible for discounts on your flood insurance premiums. However, it is important to consult with your insurance provider to determine the specific impact on your policy.

    Smart Vent Flood Vents can be installed in various types of homes, including crawl spaces and basements. However, it is recommended to consult with a professional from Tar Heel to assess your specific situation and determine the most suitable solution for your home.

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    Fayetteville Location

    3400 Walsh Pky, Suite 220
    Fayetteville, NC 28311

    Greensboro Location

    611 Summit Ave, Suite 5
    Greensboro, NC 27405

    North Raleigh

    208 Millbrook Rd. Suite C
    Raleigh, NC 27609

    Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill Location

    3333 Air Park Road
    Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

    Wilmington Location

    2155 Enterprise Dr. NE
    Leland, NC 28451

    Winston-salem / High Point Location

    2910 Griffith Rd
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103