Crawl Space Door Systems Engineered Flood Vents are FEMA Compliant Federal Court ruling 11/1/2017
It is important for you, the consumer, to know the truth about flood vents. You have a variety of Engineered Flood Vents to choose from when getting your home FEMA compliant.
The truth about flood vents is that ICC Flood Vents and State Certified Flood Vents are Engineered Flood Vents. Flood vents are designed and rated in accordance with 44CFR60.3(c)(5), FEMA’s Bulletins, International Code Council, American Society of Civil Engineers and National Flood Insurance Program’s criteria. None of these entities endorse products but, they collaborate to uphold codes, standards, and processes for the flood industry.
However, FEMA does regulate the standards for the National Flood Insurance Program. This is important because one of the steps a home owner can take to reduce their annual flood insurance cost is to install Engineered Flood Vents in their home's foundation and attached garage. Getting your home FEMA Compliant can help reduce flood damage to your home during a flooding event.
For more information about ICC Rated and State Certified Flood Vents or online purchase:
For more information about the lawsuit:
September 24, 2013 Smart Vent filed a lawsuit against Crawl Space Door Systems, Inc. in the NJ Federal Court, case 1:13-cv-05691-JBS-KMW. At the same time Crawl Space Door Systems, Inc. filed a counter-claim against Smart Vent.