PITMAN, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 07/11/13 -- Smart Vent Products, Inc. (http://www.smartvent.com), a manufacturer of automatic engineered flood vents, announces it has teamed up with the Basement Systems Dealer Network with the goal of helping residents of flood-prone areas reap potentially significant savings on their flood insurance premiums. The new relationship ensures customers of Smart Vent and Basement Systems are better equipped to withstand the potential damage of floodwaters to their homes. The joint venture will positively impact hundreds of thousands of homeowners throughout North America.
Basement Systems, an international company specializing in basement and crawlspace waterproofing, has added Smart Vent's products to its extensive lineup of innovative solutions provided exclusively by its network of 300 contractors in the U.S., Canada and the UK. As part of its consumer education process, the network will advise its customers of the benefits of retrofitting their foundations with automatic flood vents, both in terms of mitigating structural damage and saving money on flood insurance.
The two industry leading companies will implement coop promotions on their respective company websites, product websites, in educational sessions, and during in-person presentations and in-home consultations.
"Educating consumers about preventing flood damage is one of our core missions, and we often rely on contractors and insurance agents to help spread the gospel. So teaming with the world's largest basement waterproofing company will greatly assist us in getting the word out," says Tom Little, Vice President of Smart Vent Products. "That in turn will help more homeowners save hundreds if not thousands of dollars on their flood insurance."
Flood vents should open automatically, allowing debris and floodwater to flow freely in and out but also keeping pests out. This equalizes the pressure of the water and prevents cracking or other structural damage to walls and foundations. Air vents don't work as flood vents, since they can easily clog with debris and louvers, grills and screens impeded the flow.
"It is not often a product comes along that not only protects a homeowner's greatest investment from natural disaster, but actually saves them money on their insurance premiums in the process. It's a true win-win," says Mike Delmolino, Vice President of Dealer Development for Basement Systems Inc.
About Smart Vent Products, Inc.
Smart Vent Products, Inc. is the worldwide leading manufacturer of foundation flood venting systems, and takes pride in having the only FEMA-accepted and ICC-ES Certified flood vent product line. Founded in 2001, all products are made in the United States out of marine grade 316 stainless steel. The company is fully committed to ideals of responsible corporate citizenship, and making efforts to educate consumers, design professionals, and government officials on floodplain management techniques. For more information, visit http://www.smartvent.com.
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