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What is a FEMA Compliant Flood Vent?

What is a FEMA Compliant Flood Vent? For years the question “What is a FEMA Compliant Flood Vent?” has been asked.  Many people have different opinions.  FEMA Compliant flood vents can be used on homes to make the house FEMA compliant which can help reduce a homeowner’s flood insurance premiums.   “Is a flood vent FEMA…
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Crawlspace Vapor Barriers – Important!

Crawlspace Vapor Barriers - Important! Vapor barriers in a crawl space are important because the earth adds an ample amount of moisture to a crawl space. Moisture causes mold, rot, and mildew. Most vapor barriers are 6 to 12 mil thick. When laying your vapor barrier you want to overlap and tape together each piece…
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Crawlspace Ventilation

Crawlspace Ventilation! Crawlspace Ventilation is used to remove bad air from the crawlspace and replace it with good outside air.  In fact the International Residential Building Code Section R408 requires ventilation for both vented and unvented crawlspaces. R408.1 Ventilation.  The under-floor space between the bottom of the floor joists and the earth under any building…
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Flood Insurance – Questions to Ask!

Flood Insurance - Questions to Ask Your Agent! To be proactive about your flood insurance, you should ask your insurance agent the following questions: What flood zone do I live in? What is my property's flood risk? Is flood insurance mandatory for my property? Will the lender require it? Even if flood insurance isn't required…
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