Foundation Flood Vents

Photo Credit: Taylor Engineering, Inc.

Flood vents can reduce the overall structural damage caused by flooding. These permanent openings allow for water to pass into or out of a building's exterior foundation walls, lessening erosion impacts to the foundation elements.

FEMA – Reducing Flood Risk to Residential Buildings that Cannot be Elevated
Solution TimelineIntermediate
Adaptation InfrastructureGray
Degree of ProtectionLow
Relative Cost ($, $$, $$$)$$