|Whenever possible, vents
should be placed on all sides of the foundation. This will create an
intake/exhaust system that delivers a steady flow of air. One vent
should be installed for each 8 to 10 feet of foundation wall.
The Series 5 vents have a 1" removable
front frame (in addition to the removable back) that can be snapped
on after installation.
Some Series 5 units have a 2 inch oversized
frame as a replaceable option.
Temp-Vent Foundation Vent System
Series 5 (Two Piece Construction)
Help protect your foundation with Temp-Vent. The foundation is
critical to the integrity of the home. That’s
why foundation ventilation is critical. Unventilated foundations are
subject to built-up moisture that can eventually lead to costly
Temp Vent foundation vent systems help protect this critical area
of the home. What’s more, ventilation can help control conditions
that lead to mold, mildew, fungi, damp rot and unhealthy air.
But there’s more. If there’s one thing termites are
attracted to, it’s warm, moist, dead air environments such as
those found under houses in crawl spaces or unfinished basements.
Temp-Vent foundation vents are designed to provide ventilation
that can reduce moisture in these areas, which helps control
A crawl space dehumidifier with no drain or power needed!
Whenever possible, vents should be placed on all sides of the
foundation. This will create an intake/exhaust system that delivers
a steady flow of air. One vent should be installed for each 8 to 10
feet of foundation wall.
Most building codes require 1 square foot of open ventilation
area for every 150 square feet of crawl space. Temp Vent Automatic
Foundation Vents have 50 inches of net free area per vent.
Therefore, you should install one vent for every 50 square feet
of crawl space.
For crawl spaces with polyethylene installed, on 80-90% of the
ground, the ventilation requirement changes to 1 square foot of
ventilation for every 500 square feet of crawl space with a minimum
of 4 vents installed to provide cross ventilation. For crawl spaces
with polyethylene, install at least one vent for every 500 square
feet of crawl space.
Installation Tips for Automatic Foundation Vents:
- For proper ventilation, one vent should
be installed every 8-10 feet.
- Avoid dead air spaced by placing vents
within 3 feet of each corner.
- A minimum of 4 vents are required to
- Dense shrubbery should be trimmed for
the vents to be effective.
- A heavy duty coil for dependable operation.
- 8"x16" to fit into a standard block opening.
- A net free area of 50 square inches.
- The back of the vent is removable for easy cleaning and
The Series 5 vents have a 1" removable front frame (in addition to
the removable back) that can be snapped on after installation.
If installing vent in a below grade foundation, a vent well is
Click here for
vent well information.