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When unpredictable weather brings increased flood risks, safeguarding your home’s foundation against flood damage becomes more critical than ever. Smart Vent Flood Vents offer an innovative solution, blending technology with practicality to ensure your home’s crawl space stands strong against floodwaters.  

JES Foundation Repair specializes in whole-home water solutions, including the Smart Vent, as part of our larger crawl space drainage system. JES has been trusted by homeowners in the mid-Atlantic for more than 30 years for expert crawl space encapsulation, addressing issues such as mold growth, structural damage and musty odors.  

By reading this page, you’ll discover what a game-changer Smart Vent Flood Vents will be for your home’s overall safety and stability.  

What is a Smart Vent? 

A Smart Vent Flood Vent is an advanced flood protection system designed to equalize water pressure during flood events. This unique vent activates when in contact with floodwater, allowing it to flow freely through your foundation, significantly reducing the risk of structural damage. Unlike traditional vents, Smart Vent’s clog-free design ensures effective water flow, even amidst debris. 

Signs You Need a Smart Flood Vent? 

Your home may need a Smart Vent Flood Vent if you notice signs of water damage, such as: 

These signs indicate moisture problems which will inevitably lead to more significant issues if left unchecked. Regular inspections can identify potential vulnerabilities, ensuring your home is always protected. 

Is Crawl Space Waterproofing Necessary?

Absolutely. Waterproofing your crawl space is crucial in preventing water damage, mold growth, and maintaining the structural integrity of your home. Smart Vent Flood Vents play a vital role in this process, offering both flood protection and ventilation. 

What Are the Benefits of Installing a Smart Vent Flood Vent? 

Installing Smart Vent Flood Vents can lead to significant savings on insurance policies, enhanced safety, and compliance with FEMA requirements. They offer strong reassurance, allowing homeowners to know their  homes are prepared for flood events. 

How We Install a Smart Vent Flood Vent 

The installation of Smart Vent Flood Vents is a key component of our larger encapsulation process. Here are the steps we follow at JES Foundation Repair to ensure a safe and dry crawl space: 

  • Conduct a thorough inspection to assess crawl space conditions.  
  • Seal open crawl space vents with Smart Vent and update crawl space access doors if necessary.  
  • Regrade the dirt floor and dig trenches around the interior crawl space perimeter.  
  • Place the CrawlDrain™ system in the floor trenches.  
  • Surround the drainage system with gravel.  
  • Position a sump pump at the lowest point.  
  • Lay down drainage matting over the dirt floor, directing water to the drainage system.  
  • Insulate the crawl space walls with specialized insulation panels.  
  • Encapsulate the area with a durable vapor barrier, covering the walls and floor.  
  • Install a crawl space dehumidifier.  

Our installation process begins with a thorough inspection to assess crawl space conditions and identify the best installation points. We then expertly install the Smart Vent Flood Vents, ensuring they’re perfectly positioned for maximum effectiveness. 

Why Our Smart Vent Flood Vent is the Best Choice for Your Home 

Our Smart Vent Flood Vents stand out due to their FEMA acceptance, ICC-ES Certification, and dual-function capabilities. They are a reliable, long-term investment in your home’s safety and resilience against floods. 

Contact JES Foundation Repair for Crawl Space Waterproofing Today! 

In the face of unpredictable weather and potential flooding, proactive measures to safeguard your home’s foundation are essential. Don’t wait for the next flood to arise. Contact JES Foundation Repair today to schedule your professional foundation evaluation and to get a Smart Vent Flood Vent estimate. Protect your home and ensure its longevity with our expert services. 


The cost of Smart Vent Flood Vents varies depending on the size of your home, the number of vents needed, and specific installation requirements. Generally, prices can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. At JES Foundation Repair, we offer a free estimate to provide you with an accurate cost tailored to your home’s specific needs. 

Yes, installing Smart Vent Flood Vents can significantly lower your flood insurance premiums. These vents are FEMA accepted and ICC-ES Certified, which can lead to an average savings of up to 83% on flood insurance policies, as they demonstrate your proactive approach to flood risk management.  

Smart Vent Flood Vents are versatile and can be installed in a wide range of homes. They are especially beneficial for homes in flood-prone areas or with crawl spaces that require both flood protection and ventilation. Our team at JES Foundation Repair can assess your home’s specific conditions to determine the best installation approach. Contact us today to schedule your free inspection

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8361 Town Center Ct
Nottingham, MD 21236


311 Central Rd.
Suite 2-02
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Hampton Roads & NE NC

2569 Quality Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Northern VA & DC

7940 Gainsford Ct.
Bristow, VA 20136


309 Quarles Rd
Ashland, VA 23005

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2033 Cook Dr.
Salem, VA 24153

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456 Old Courthouse Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522


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Winchester, VA 22601