The most popular questions and comments from Facebook users to our video, and the EnduraFlood responses
"The insulation will absorb water past your product onto the regular drywall. Does your company provide insulation that isn't moisture absorbent?"
The insulation can be accessed any time because the panels can be removed easily. 👍There are a number of types of insulation that don’t absorb water (as much as fiber glass batts do). One option would be closed-cell spray foam insulation. 👍 However even that style would require opening the wall so that the water in the crevasses and cavities can dry out.
"Should you paint both sides?"
It cant hurt to paint both sides, however its not necessary to paint the back.
"Only works if properly sealed and resealed when needed. One small gap and that's it."
Thank you for the comment. In fact, EnduraFlood is not sealed up because no amount of sealing will keep the water from getting into the wall. Instead, the panels can be removed easily so that the wall can dry out. Then the panels are easily reinstalled. That's it!
"Do you have some plug and play receptacles for that wall so they do not have to be removed?"
Electric outlets can be installed on studs as usual. The EnduraFlood boards are cut out around the box the same way as common sheetrock would.
"What a great idea as we will all be living in flood plane areas soon."
At this point, some 17 million homes in the US are at risk of flooding. Of those, around 3 million are at “almost certain” risk of flooding in the next five years.
"What about the insulation and wiring etc. Still have to remove the walls and let inside dry."
Yes, and thats the point of Enduraflood. Opening the wall is now easy. Simply remove the panels, let everything dry out, and put the panels back.
"I wish I would have known about this back in November after my house was flooded by 7in from Hurricane Ian and we had 2ft drywall cut out."
Thank you for the compliments and for helping us spread the word. Another hurricane will be hitting soon, somewhere, and we are trying to let as many people know as possible.
"But what about the mold?"
Thank you for the question. Since Enduraflood components are made from 100% inorganic materials, and since the boards can be removed easily, it is now easy to remediate any potential mold issues inside the wall cavity.
"Resistant is not water proof or mold proof."
Great point… it’s actually all of the above! All components are 100% waterproof and will not deteriorate or change in any way when exposed to water. And since all components are from 100% inorganic materials, they dont promote the growth of mold. Instead, any contamination or mold can simply be wiped off after the wall panels are removed…. Which is very easy due to the design. Hence.. EnduraFlood is flood resistant…
"Do you install regular dry wall above it?"
In most cases, traditional sheetrock is already installed in the upper section. The lower section is cut out, and replaced with Enduraflood.
"Do the panels come in different sizes?"
The panels come for heights of 24”, 36” and 51”. All panels are 48” wide.
"Quit building in flood zones"
Definitely a good choice! At this point, of the homes already built, 17 million are at risk of flooding, and of those almost 4 million homes are at “almost certain” risk of flooding in the next 5 years. Those can add peace of mind with Enduraflood walls !
"I believe they had been using this type of material in Puerto Rico, it is finally here, it is just like drywall but like in a plastic material"
In addition to being waterproof, the other difference to normal sheetrock is that EnduBoards can be removed easily, so that the wall interior can dry out. Then, the boards can be put back in place. No dusty mess like you would get from gypsum boards.
"What about the mold growing behind the drywall on the studs and plywood...."
Since you can easily remove the panels, you can dry out and clean out the wall cavity without demolition. When done, simply put the panels back in.
"Water would probably still get in the walls"
Yes, Water would still get into the wall. That’s why EnduraFlood panels can be easily removed so that the wall can dry out.
"What about the baseboards? Mold can grow behind them too! And the water gets to them first!"
Made from plastic and don’t swell, warp, bend, shrink or otherwise change after exposed to water
The insulation and wood behind it ain’t water proof and will mold
Correct! That’s why Enduraflood walls can be opened easily so that insulation can be changed and the wall can dry out… as shown in the video
"Let's get this straight, Resilient dosen't mean water cant damage it?"
Water definitely does not damage or change any of the EnduraFlood components. But, I it’s not just about the components themselves. It is also about the ability to now open and access the wall cavity, so it can dry out to prevent mold. This is what makes the entire wall system, including studs, and insulation flood resilient. Because you can recover more quickly afterwards.
Flood water is contaminated water typically, the panels would not just need to be removed and put back but cleaned and disinfected also, each panel. How is this done with so many removable panels to assure they are clean and disinfected?
Cleaning of the components is usually very easy, but it should definitely be done according to the conditions on site
"I had 3 feet of water on my first level from Hurricane Ian. I could not come to grips with putting the same material (drywall) back in and potentially having to do the same thing again in the event of another storm surge. So glad I found out about EnduraFlood panel. So much easier, quicker and significantly less messy than drywall. I think they look pretty good as well."
Wouldn't it still go through and or under baseboards into studs? The result can still be mold behind the panels?
Excellent point! Of course the water will go everywhere, including behind the wall. That’s why Enduraflood wall systems are designed so the panels can be removed easily. The wall cavity can be washed, dried, and then the panels are put back in place.