This foundation vent is made exclusively for foundations and crawl spaces to fit the typical 16” x 8” missing concrete block crawl space vent opening. These foundation vents consists of two separate parts; the frame which is attached to the foundation, and the grille which is removable. Both parts are cast from an exterior grade urethane resin that won’t rot, rust, corrode or grow mold. The grille can be removed by unscrewing four knurled knobs, in order to seal off the foundation in cold weather months by inserting a sealing plate behind the grille, or to put in a fiberglass screen mesh behind the grille in the warm weather months to allow ventilation into the crawlspace. The homeowner can service these vents from the outside of the house without having to crawl into the crawl space. Each grille provides 73 square inches of ventilation with the fiberglass screen mesh installed. All installation hardware, plus sealer plate and fiberglass screen mesh is included. These foundation vents are easy to install in new construction and existing structures as well, plus they are virtually maintenance free. They are available in three unique styles; Arts & Crafts style grille, Louis XIV style grille and Empire style grille.
Each foundation grille is offered in 11 different finishes. Most of our finishes starts with a thin plate of either a metallic powder as in Rubbed Bronze, Dark Bronze, Antique Brass, Aged Copper, Nickel and Pewter , or a pigment as in Chinese Red, Antique Cherry, Old Wood, Old Wood Gold, and Umber Gold. During the casting process the powders or pigments bond to the resin. This “cold-fusion” process is similar to powder coating, but uses a chemical bonding process rather than by an electromagnetic charge . Then aging glazes or painted highlights are applied to create the specific look of each particular finish. Our unique finishing process not only creates great looking faux-finishes, but forms a tough durable finish for years to come.
- Tensile Strength: 7,660 psi
- Flexural Strength: 10,230 psi
- Compressive Strength: 11,400
- Heat Deflection: 212 degrees F
- Shore D Hardness: 80
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“My wife loves them. I am in the middle of a HUGE complete outdoor landscaping makeover, including flagstone deck installation. My contactor loves them as well.
Frankly I view them as I would a fine piece of art inside the house. They definitely put the bow on the box so to speak.
|Dimensions||24 × 18 × 4 in|
Aged Copper, Antique Brass, Antique Cherry, Black, Chinese Red, Dark Bronze, Nickel, Pewter, Rubbed Bronze, Umber Gold
- Under the following circumstances, products may not be returned for credit:
- They are marked on.
- They are modified in any way.
- They have been exposed to excessive sun or moisture.
- They have job site damage.