Flood Codes and Certifications
Press Release : Flood Flaps(R) Earns ICC-ES Evaluation Report (See ESR-3560), effective September 1, 2014
- Accepted by FEMA and all professionals nation-wide, Flood Flaps ICC Evaluation Report is the single document of certification that you need to provide to the Building Code Official, Land Surveyor, and Insurance Agent.
- Our ICC ESR-3560 certification is available for download below and also comes in every Flood Flap Protection Crawl Space Vent retail box.
- Our Flood Flaps ICC ESR-3560 documents all of our model numbers, model sizes, certified flood coverage for each model, and more.
- Additionally, it includes our Florida Building Code Supplement (FBC and FRC) with approved use in High-Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ).
Flood Flaps® Engineered Flood Vents, manufactured by Flood Flaps®, LLC, recently received an evaluation report (ESR#3560) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that the Flood Flaps® Engineered Flood Vents Sealed Series and Flood Flaps® Engineered Flood Vents Multi-Purpose Series models meet code requirements. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others utilize ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving Flood Flaps® Engineered Flood Vents in construction projects under the IBC and IRC.
Flood Flaps® Sealed Series flood vents are perfectly designed for a conditioned enclosure application located within a floodplain. This series of Flood Flaps® flood vents is assured to keep air and moisture out of a conditioned crawl space, garage or other enclosed area, while still providing efficient flood relief when necessary. The patented rubber flaps and grill remain closed and secure until forced open by the pressure of rising flood waters, allowing flood water to enter or exit through the flood vent.
Flood Flaps® Multi-Purpose Series flood vents provide efficient flood protection and air ventilation to a crawl space or enclosure located within a floodplain. The patented grill, which includes an anodized metal screen to prevent pests from accessing the enclosure, will remain closed and secure until forced open by the pressure of rising flood waters, allowing flood water to enter or exit through the flood vent.
All Flood Flaps® flood vent models cover 220 square feet of enclosed area and have a certified flood debris clearance opening of 5.75” (when the rubber flaps and grill are activated by rising flood waters).
ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian explains why ICC-ES Evaluation Reports are so important. “Flood Flaps® Engineered Flood Vents can now reference the evaluation report to ensure building officials and the building industry that the product meets I-Code requirements,” Moinian said. “Building departments have a long history of using evaluation reports, and ICC-ES operates as a technical resource with the highest quality of product review for the building department. Final approval of building products is always in the hands of the local regulatory agency.”
ICC-ES thoroughly examined Flood Flaps® Engineered Flood Vents product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code-compliant. Doug Davinroy, President of Flood Flaps®, said the report issuance was a culmination of years of testing and coordination. “This is a big milestone for our company and we know our high performance flood vents will benefit the building industry, communities and home owners worldwide. The ICC-ES report provides validation of the high-quality control, materials and processes that Flood Flaps® provides to the building industry” Davinroy said.
A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs) and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. ICC-ES also issues environmental reports verifying that products meet specific sustainability targets defined by today’s codes, standards, green rating systems and ICC-ES environmental criteria. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council® (ICC®). For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org.
Accepted by FEMA and all professionals nation-wide, our ICC Evaluation Report is the single document of certification that you need to provide to the Building Code Official, Land Surveyor, and Insurance Agent. This certification is available for download below and also comes in every Flood Flap retail box.
Our ICC-ESR 3560 documents all of our model numbers, model sizes, certified flood coverage for each model, and more. Additionally, it includes our Florida Building Code Supplement (FBC and FRC) with approved use in High-Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ).
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