Smart Vent And IASM Provide Assistance And Flood Mitigation Solutions For Rebuilds And New Construction In Flood-Ravaged Texas and Florida

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Smart Vent providing education and flood-remediation solutions to families whose homes have been damaged by the recent hurricanes

Smart Vent, a leader in wet and dry floodproofing solutions, and the International Association of Structural Movers {IASM} announced today they have teams on the ground in flood-ravaged Texas and Florida to provided education and flood-remediation assistance to families whose homes have been damaged by the recent hurricanes and require significant rebuilding or a completely new build.

Many of the damaged homes are in areas that have a history of flooding, yet most of these homes keep being rebuilt to the same, inadequate standards that made them susceptible to major flood damage in the first place. Another large chunk of affected homes have no flood proofing whatsoever because they lie in areas with no history of flooding and, unfortunately, this means the vast majority had no flood insurance either, which is kind of like being kicked when they’re down.

“The only truly effective way to protect these damaged homes, and new ones built in the same areas, is by elevating the structures and installing mechanically operated and ICC-ES certified flood vents,” said Rod Scott, an independent consultant to IASM. “Homeowners can rest assured that builders who are members of IASM have the knowledge and expertise to raise or move structures as needed to reduce flooding risk.”

Smart Vent’s Certified Floodplain Managers and engineers on the ground in Texas and Florida have the knowledge and expertise to specify appropriate floodproofing solutions, zone determinations, and can conduct compliancy checks - assuring homeowners their homes are flood resilient. And its in-house insurance agency partner, Risk Reduction Plus, utilizes Smart Vent’s Flood Risk Evaluator, a service which enables customers with appropriate flood mitigation to qualify for the lowest flood insurance premium possible.

“These are our fellow Americans who have been hit so hard in Texas and Florida and it is our mission to provide the most relevant information and floodproofing options to them, which is why we put teams on the ground as soon as it was safe to do so,” said Tom Little, a Certified Floodplain Manager and vice president of Smart Vent. “Homeowners cannot sustain repeated losses and communities cannot afford to lose property tax revenue when home values plummet due to flood risk and lack of adequate remediation. Driving through these hard-hit communities it’s easy to see the homes that had adequate floodproofing and even easier to spot neighboring homes that did not.”

For more information go to: http://www.smartvent.com

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About SMART VENT PRODUCTS, INC.
Founded in 1997, Smart Vent Products, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of foundation flood venting systems and has an ICC-ES Certified product line with dual-function and insulated engineered models for residential and commercial applications. Smart Vent is providing over 100 million sq. ft. of certified flood protection around the world today. A new division called the Flood Risk Evaluator (http://www.yourfloodrisk.com) was recently born to evaluate and provide detailed reporting to property owners on what can be done to reduce rising NFIP flood insurance premiums. For more information about SMART VENT PRODUCTS, INC., call 1-877-441-8368 or visit http://www.smartvent.com.

About IASM.
IASM began as a “not for profit” trade association in 1983 when a collection of individuals engaged in the business of moving structures believed the time was right to form an organization to represent their industry. In the overall business scheme of life the structural moving industry (SMI) is not equal to other major industries. Nevertheless the SMI has an important role to play in the lives of thousands and thousands of individuals, companies, governments and society. Over two decades later IASM is composed of more than three hundred eighty-five (385) members in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Greece, New Zealand, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States

Media Contact:
Christian Scarborough
Inventive Public Relations
512-297-6426
christian@inventivepr.net

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