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ICC FLOOD VENT CAN REDUCE FLOOD INSURANCE COSTS
Published: August 15, 2019
ICC FLOOD VENT CAN REDUCE FLOOD INSURANCE COSTS ICC Flood Vent can reduce flood insurance costs by up to 85 percent. It’s time to prepare for more downpours warns NOAA (Climate.gov). Heavy rain has increased across most of the United States, and is only likely to continue to do so. In fact, climate change is projected to increase the size of the flood plain by as much as 45% in the next 100 year…
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Engineered Flood Vents on house
Published: August 13, 2019
Why Let Flood Waters In And Out Of Your Home If you live in a flood zone and have not properly vented your crawlspace or garage you are probably paying high flood insurance cost. Also, your home is at higher risk for damage in the event of a flood. If you have a current E.C. (elevation certificate) this will provide the information needed to start getting you home FEMA compliant. If you or your fl…
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ICC FLOOD VENT CAN REDUCE FLOOD INSURANCE COSTS
Published: August 8, 2019
NEW 16"X 8" ICC FLOOD VENT, 305 Sq.Ft. COVERAGE, $99
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Published: August 5, 2019
Installing ICC Rated Engineered Flood Vents When, installing ICC Rated Engineered Flood Vents there are a few rules. These FEMA guidelines will help ensure the flood vents will serve their purpose and help protect your home in the event of a flood. Also, installing ICC rated engineered flood vents can help reduce your flood insurance costs. The bottom of the flood vent opening cannot be higher th…
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Published: July 31, 2019
Why Install ICC Engineered Flood Vents On Your Home? Installing ICC Rated Engineered Flood Vents will help prtect your home in the event of a flood and help reduce your annual insurance costs? Our ICC Breakaway Flood Vent is rated for 305 sq. ft. of area making it the highest rated 16x8 foundation flood vent available. Getting your home FEMA compliant does not have to be expensive or complicated. …
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Published: July 25, 2019
What Is The International Code Council (ICC)? The ICC or International Code Council is a nonprofit organization that works directly with the government to "support the adoption and use of  the highest quality codes, standards, products and services of ICC."  ICC website 2019.  Link:  https://www.iccsafe.org/about/who-we-are/ The ICC Evaluation Service performs the evaluation and testing of pro…
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Published: July 23, 2019
Why Use 6 Mil Clear Reinforced Vapor Barrier? 6 mil reinforced vapor barrier has many uses. Most people use it to do a simple "wall to wall" floor liner in the crawlspace. Also, 6 mil can be as a wall liner when doing an encapsulation and wrapping piers.    
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Published: July 22, 2019
FEMA's Online Flood Map Service Center Is A Great Tool FEMA's online Flood Map Service Center is a great tool to find out what flood zone you are in or a home you may be purchasing. Link: https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search Type your address in the search bar and hit enter. When the map appears click "streets" in the right corner. The flood zone should appear. If you do not find the information you…
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Flood Vents - Flood Insurance!
Published: July 18, 2019
What Is A Special Flood Hazard Area? FEMA defines a SFHA or Special Flood Hazard Area as: The land area covered by the floodwaters of the base flood is the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) on NFIP maps. The SFHA is the area where the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP's) floodplain management regulations must be enforced and the area where the mandatory purchase of flood insurance applies. T…
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Encapsulation, Crawl space, crawl space encapsulation, vapor barrier, poly, crawl space vent, moisture control, moisture prevention, crawl space door systems, Virginia beach, Hampton roads
Published: July 17, 2019
What To Wear In Your Crawlspace? Even if your crawlspace is dry! You still want to wear a Tyvek suit and a Disposable Respirators. We prefer 3M N95 Disposable Respirator w/ Valve because the valve allows for fresh air exchange. Home Depot sells a Tyvek Suit for about $10.00 that are waterproof and have a hood. Well worth the money. Crawlspace work is stressful and you want to be comfortable and pr…
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Published: July 16, 2019
What Dehumidifier Do I Use For Encapsulation? If you have a crawlspace 1,200 sq. ft. or less most people will use a "compact" model with a condensate pump when encapsulating. If your crawlspace is 2,000 sq. ft. or more you would want a larger model. Such as, the Aprilaire 1850 with a condensate pump sold separately. Seaira Global have released the Watchdog NXT85c with a built in condensate pump. B…
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Published: July 15, 2019
Even If You Have Breakaway Walls You May Need Flood Vents FEMA defines a breakaway wall as: A wall that is not part of the structural support of the building and is intended through its design and construction to collapse under specific lateral loading forces, without causing damage to the elevated portion of the building or supporting foundation system. Any walls below the lowest floor in a build…
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Published: July 15, 2019
Need A New Crawlspace Door But Have Extruding Cables? Your metal or wooden crawlspace door needs replacing but it has cables coming out of it. No problem! Our ABS / UV Treated plastic door was designed with that issue in mind. Our crawlspace access doors are installed over your existing foundation opening. So, the cables do not need to be cut or redirected else where.      
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Published: July 12, 2019
Floodproofing And Your Home What is floodproofing? FEMA defines floodproofing as: Floodproofing Structural or nonstructural changes or adjustments included in the design, construction, or alteration of a building that reduce damage to the building and its contents from flooding and erosion. See "Dry floodproofing" and "Wet floodproofing." definition from: https://www.fema.gov/pdf/fima/pbuffd_appen…
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Engineered Flood Vents on house
Published: July 9, 2019
What Is A Flood Insurance Rate Map or FIRM? FEMA defines a FIRM as: The official map of a community on which FEMA has delineated both the special hazard areas and the risk premium zones applicable to the community. These FIRM's are important to a home owner because it shows if your home is in a flood zone and your insurance rates are based off of that information. Having a current Elevation Certif…
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Published: July 9, 2019
What Does Base Flood Elevation Mean? FEMA defines the Base Flood Elevation or BFE as: The computed elevation to which floodwater is anticipated to rise during the base flood. Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) are shown on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and on the flood profiles. The BFE is the regulatory requirement for the elevation or floodproofing of structures. The relationship between the BFE a…
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portable exhaust fan, exhaust fan, ventilation, Crawlspace Exhaust Fan for foundation ventilation, crawl space, crawl space ventilation, crawl space door systems, virginia beach, hampton roads, va
Published: July 8, 2019
Moisture In Your Crawlspace... Keeping moisture under control in your crawlspace will help keep your home healthy and save you money. Moisture in your crawlspace can be caused from duct work sweating on humid days, exterior grade being higher than the interior grade and moisture naturally coming up from the earth. You can help manage moisture in your crawlspace by installing a vapor barrier, using…
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Encapsulation, Crawl space, crawl space encapsulation, vapor barrier, poly, crawl space vent, moisture control, moisture prevention, crawl space door systems, Virginia beach, Hampton roads
Published: July 1, 2019
What Is Vapor Barrier aka Poly? Vapor barriers come in many colors and thickness but, all are used in a crawlspace to keep moisture off your sub floor. About 40% of moisture in the crawlspace comes naturally from the earth. Installing vapor barrier will help reduce this moisture. Vapor barriers come in different thicknesses depending on what you are going to accomplish in your crawlspace. A standa…
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Published: June 28, 2019
Benefits of a Crawlspace Fan!
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Published: June 27, 2019
What Is An Engineered Flood Vent? An Engineered Flood Vent is a vent designed to release hydrostatic pressure. Hydrostatic pressure is the weight of standing water. The more water that fills in a crawlspace or basement, the more pressure it experiences. More than three feet of standing water can collapse most homes foundation. Installing flood vents will aid in releasing this water pressure. Homes…
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