Self Sealing Air Bricks
water will flow easily through any standard air brick and cause flooding
to rise up through the floor. Therefore if your property has air bricks
it's essential to include them in your flood protection plan.
Air bricks are there to provide underfloor ventilation and blocking them up to prevent water ingress isn't an option because condensation will form on the walls and floor timbers causing rising damp in the walls and wet rot in the timbers.
The SMART answer is to install StormMeister™ SMARTbricks the Self Sealing Air Bricks from StormMeister™. In
normal conditions air flows freely through the external vents in the
SMARTbrick then through the internal vents entering the void below your
When floodwater comes spherical floats inside the SMARTbrick rise with the floodwater to block the internal vents and prevent floodwater passing through the SMARTbrick. The graphics below left show how the SMARTbrick works
StormMeister™ Self Sealing Airbricks
When floodwater comes spherical floats inside the SMARTbrick rise with the floodwater to block the internal vents and prevent floodwater passing through the SMARTbrick. The graphics below show how the SMARTbrick works.
The top graphic illustration above shows the StormMeister™ SMARTbrick with the floodwater starting to rise and the spherical floats still at the bottom of the SMARTbrick. As the floodwater rises the spherical floats rise with the floodwater to block the internal vents above.
The second graphic shows how the spherical floats have risen with the floodwater to block the internal vents. As with the StormMeister™ Active Flood Seal the harder the floodwater pushes the tighter the spherical floats will seal.
William M. Snape Manufacturing Services (UK) Limited (the Company) in the manufacture and supply of StormMeister™ Flood Doors, Flood Barriers, and All Flood Protection Products will at all times adhere to their established Quality Assurance Systems and Procedures for product and/or service Conformance and Traceability and additionally to the Management Principles of ISO 9000:2000 as part of the Company's approach to consistent achievement in product development, customer service, and our Total Quality Management Philosophy.