The recent weather pattern of more intense storms and monsoon-like rains has made basement flooding a serious problem for homeowners throughout North Jersey – particularly for homes with drywall in finished basements. Once rainwater or groundwater enters the basement and water levels rise, any sheetrock that gets wet will most likely have to be removed.
Replacing wet wallboard even once is dreadful and costly enough. But having to replace it repeatedly requires a new approach; something that can withstand the occasional (or frequent) basement flooding episode.
One such product is the EnduraFlood™ Flood-Proof Basement Wall System.
A Stable, Durable Answer to Replace Wet Basement Drywall
Gypsum wallboard is a fantastic structural product for walls and ceilings as long as it doesn’t get too wet. When a basement floods, however, drywall walls can turn into a soft, unstable substance that needs to be removed at once for safety and to prevent mold growth.
The usual repair routine is to cut out the drywall and take out the insulation from floor level to two feet up on the wall. This typically requires hiring a contractor to come in and rip out the drywall, dispose of it, and then sheetrock, tape, spackle, and paint all over again to replace the damaged drywall. But that solution is only workable until the next flood occurs, and then the whole replace-and-repair process has to begin all over again.
EnduraFlood is engineered to replace wet sheetrock walls in the basement or garage. It’s a great-looking solution that is evocative of traditional wainscoting and adds an accent color to the drywall that remains above flood level.
Durable and tough. EnduraFlood’s sturdy concrete construction stands up to knocks, kicks and horsing around in the basement.
EnduraFlood can be installed in basements faster than sheetrock, no spackling and sanding means fewer installer visits and less repainting.
The EnduraFlood system can be removed for access to foundation wall, insulation, etc. and quickly re-installed.
Economical over the long haul. Patent-pending EnduraFlood is less costly compared to repeated basement flooding repair and wet wallboard replacement.
Installation by professional craftsmen.
The EnduraFlood Flood-Proof Basement Wall System is installed by trained technicians who fit the boards to account for wall outlets and other protrusions just like a drywall installer. Unlike wallboard installation, however, EnduraFlood is not finished with mud and tape, so there is no need for repeated visits from installers to sand and finish the new walls. It’s a much cleaner installation process.
As the EnduraFlood boards are placed, a special sealant is applied which bonds the panels together and with the remaining drywall, matching previous cuts for corners, plumbing, closets and any other structural details. The end result is a new water repellent lower wall system which can endure submersion in water for as long as it takes to pump the water out of your basement. And cleanup is easy with a bucket and any popular off-the-shelf cleaning solution.
If you’d like to learn more, the EnduraFlood Flood-Proof Basement Wall System is installed by Patch2Paint Handyman Services. To request a visit to your home and a quote, call (551) 497-5938.