Flood Flaps® ICC-ES ESR-3560, effective September 1, 2015
Flood Flaps® Engineered Flood Vents, manufactured by Flood Flaps®, LLC, renewed its 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 to provide superior performance 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 unmatched value in the form of efficient flood protection and air ventilation to a crawl space or enclosure located within a floodplain for an affordable price. The grill, which includes an anodized metal screen to prevent pests from accessing the enclosure, remains in its secured position 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 5.25” (when the rubber flaps and grill are activated by rising flood waters). They also do not require preventative maintenance like other compliant flood vents and will not rust.
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 ICC-ES report provides validation of the high-quality control, materials and processes that Flood Flaps® provides to the building industry” Davinroy said.