Middletown, Ohio (PressExposure) December 10, 2009 -- The problem with crawl space foundations is the musty, wet breeding ground for mold, mildew and moisture-borne gasses they provide that puts residential homeowners' health at risk.
Crawl space vents are the standard solution, and by allowing cross-ventilation, can make homes healthier for occupants, while protecting structures from the ravages of moisture.
Unfortunately, there is no standard size or thickness for concrete walls. Some are 5, 6 or 7 inches thick. Others are 8, 9 or 10 inches thick.
This creates stocking and inventory headaches for distributors, and for builders, keeping a truckload of different vents and thicknesses on hand wastes time, space and money.
That's why Marflex Building Solutions created Vortex Telescopic Crawl Space Vents, available with manual or automatic ventilation controls. The automatic model regulates airflow based on environmental humidity.
With just two sizes to fit most any wall spec, Vortex Telescopic Crawl Space Vents that can be adjusted to fit walls from 5-inches to 10-inches thick. A solid steel turnbuckle makes it easy to adjust Vortex vents to expand and fit various sizes of walls.
"Poured wall and masonry dealers love the inventory savings made possible by this innovation," said Brett Oakley, Chief Executive Officer of Marflex Building Solutions. "And homeowners love our American-made vents because they're made of high-density polyethylene that won't rust."
Vortex vents help poured wall contractors, too. The adjustability eliminates the need to order size-specific vents, and saves the time that frequently is lost when distributors don't have the appropriate vents in stock.
"Like all of our products, Vortex Telescopic Crawl Space Vents support our mission to create the safest, driest building envelope systems," said Oakley. "The also add to consumers' home values and reduce distributors' overhead costs."