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Endura Wall System

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Endura – Standing the Test of…Everything!

No matter what type of application you’re looking for: commercial, residential or industrial/agricultural, the Endura Wall System is a solid choice. The Endura Wall System is an environmentally friendly, durable, mold proof, rot proof, rodent proof, cost competitive, sound deadening, fire resistant alternative to traditional building materials. The Endura Wall System is suitable for many different construction projects, including: single family residential, multi-family residential, institutional, commercial, office, and industrial buildings.

 

1. BLOCK

The block is the primary structural element; however, it also has dramatic thermodynamic properties in its design which features off-set webbed cross-members and a middle linear wall. The offset webs constrict heat flow across the block. Te middle wall also increases compressive strength.

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2. EPS INSERTS

Two layers of EPS molded insulation, are installed as the block is set with one set interlocking the block. These not only effectively insulate the wall, but also help produce the impressive STC 61 sound rating of the system.

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3. SURFACE BONDING

Surface bonding is applied to both sides of the block. It unifies the block into a solid wall panel as well as creating a water-proof and airtight surface. As such, it is also impervious to termites, insects, rodents, and other pests. The fact that it has the same expansion-contraction coefficient as the block also reduces the possibility of cracking. It becomes a part of the block.

 

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Advantages of the Endura Wall System


  1. Cost competitive
  2. Up to 70% energy savings
  3. Dramatic thermal dynamic performance
  4. Waterproof & airtight
  5. Highest quality construction
  6. 4 hour fire rating
  7. Engineered for seismic conditions
  8. Dry stacked
  9. Sound deadened – rating STC – 61
  10. Load bearing structural integrity
  11. Abuse resistant
  12. Low life-cycle costs
  13. Mold proof
  14. Eco friendly – super green
  15. Quick installation
  16. Easy installation with semi-skilled labor
  17. Aesthetically beautiful – no block lines show (with colour-coat)
  18. Lower insurance costs
  19. Can be used for residential, commercial, institutional, and governmental construction
  20. Hurricane and tornado rated (160 mph)
  21. Compatible with other systems
  22. Rodent, vermin, and termite proof
  23. Rot proof
  24. Architecturally adaptable
  25. Condensation resistant
  26. Electrical and water supply lines are accommodated inside the walls
  27. Culturally acceptable everywhere
  28. Uses existing infrastructures
  29. Uses “native” materials
  30. Longest life expectancy
  31. Ballistic tested and certified
  32. Zero water penetration rating
  33. Exceeds most recent ICC code

 

 

How Does Endura Stack Up To Other Building Options?

We’re often asked how the Endura Wall System compares to other building materials. As you can see from the table below, Endura stacks up quite nicely. If you are looking for a product that is waterproof, extremely durable, rodent proof, termite proof, sound deadening, has high R-value and is fire resistant, then the Endura Wall System will be a perfect fit for you.
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FAQ


Is This An ICF (Foam Block System)?

NO! Endura is a concrete block (CMU—concrete masonry unit) with two layers of foam insulation inside the wall. With the concrete mass on the inside and outside of the wall, finish costs are lower, durability is much higher, and thermal performance is more constant.

If There Is No Mortar Used, How Does The Wall Stand Up?

Any CMU wall depends on the compressive strength of the block or brick and the reinforcement grid of rebar and grout for structural performance. Mortar is a levelling and space-filling medium.

How Can I Hang Pictures On The Wall?

Pictures (or other wall hangings—such as cabinets) can be easily attached with masonry hangers (screws) or, in the case or pictures, adhesive hangers work extremely well and do not damage the wall. Plus, there is no need to locate and be dependent on studs. Items such as molding use liquid nail.

Isn’t Endura A Lot More Expensive?

NO! Endura can compete on initial costs with any structural and effectively insulated when compared to an installed wall that:

  1. Is framed—or otherwise constructed
  2. Has outside sheeting
  3. Vapour barriers inside and out
  4. Is insulated
  5. Has electrical installed—or at least conduit
  6. Is sheet rocked, taped, and mudded on the inside
  7. Has a brown coat on the exterior

How Does Endura Perform In And Earthquake?

Endura is a structurally engineered system that conforms to the highest seismic standards.

Where Are The Components Manufactured?

The block is manufactured using Endura molds, at more than 30 locations in the United States. Endura produces the surface bonding and currently has the insulation custom run. Internationally, Endura works with a license holder in creating a production center.

Does A House Look Like A Commercial Building?

Homes built with Endura look the same as any home that you desire both on the inside and out. The same applies to any other building application.

Are There People Who Can Install It Properly?

Endura is extremely labor friendly. If a project is being built in a new area, EMSI will either make available a trainer or an installation crew with guaranteed price, schedule, and quality.

Is This A New Product?

The product maybe new to a customer or an area but it has a 29 year history of use.

Why Haven’t I Heard Of It?

As with many different building methodologies, you may not have heard of it, general advertising has never been an element of marketing it.
For more details on Endura Wall Systems visit one of our stores in Lethbridge or Calgary AB or call 1-877-563-4252
You can also visit the Endura Wall System website HERE
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How to Update Your Home

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Blog Post by Amanda Aiuto from our Calgary AB store

 

We’ve all done it. We look around the house and are bored of what we see. We think to ourselves certain rooms or aspects of our home just aren’t working anymore. This is usually around the time the husband hears those dreaded words “I think we should move”. You feel like a new space will give you the new spark, will make you feel refreshed. Realistically, we can’t always move when we feel we want something new. Thankfully for us we have an endless list of options to make any space feel brand new and bring back that feeling when you first moved into your home.

Kodiak Mountain Stone is always here to help with any project we can. Often you could think of our products as something for the exterior of your home or a fireplace surround and while those can be just the thing to make you fall more in love with your home and give it that curb appeal that is just the beginning of the endless design possibilities. Through the years we have enjoyed watching our clients come up with countless creative ideas on how to improve the esthetics of their homes. If you’re at a standstill on what to do. You have come to the right place. Below is a list of rooms and some great ideas on how incorporate our products into your design.

 

 

Bedroom – Ah the sanctuary!  If you’re into the country/rustic look a Craft Board Form headboard from the Creative Mines lines would be stunning. You could also do a feature wall in one of our gorgeous stacked stone profiles.

 

 

Bathroom– For a room you spend so much time it, it should be appealing to the eye. We have a ton of products that would work great for a small feature wall behind a tub. This would be ideal for giving your home that spa like feel. You could even add shelving to hold candles or other products.

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Kitchen – As the one room that everyone gathers in. You want there to be something that stands out. Brick is all the rage right now. If you’re looking for a more traditional look you could opt for a General Shale product or you could go for the more modern look with the new Creative Mines Craft Paint Grade Brick  which you have the freedom to paint any color.

 

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Bar– The bar is a great place to do an eye catching full height back splash. You could add in shelving for all your favorite beverages and also a wine rack for your best bottles. Another great idea for this space would be to use our stone on the bar itself bring the whole look together.

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Living Room – Normally this is where you do a fireplace. We have had tons of clients take it a step further and do a feature wall. A great product for this is Creative Mines Split Modular.

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Foyer – Having a stacked stone hug a stair case gives you a looking nothing else quite can. It sets the design up for the entire home and bring a fluency to any look you’re trying to achieve.

 

Another upside to renovations… 

We all know what renovations can do to how you feel about home. How it can be the focus of all your future dinner parties and make your family want to always spend the holidays at your house but another upside is two very big very important words. Resale Value… a small investment can come back in spades when you’re ready to sell.  Our clients love our products for that reason. On one alone, a client of ours told us he invested five hundred dollars to do a beautiful fireplace. When he sold his home it added five thousand dollars to the value of his home! How can you wrong?

You can also visit the Kodiak Mountain Stone Visualizer HERE as you are planning your renovation. It allows you to upload photos of your own project and see what stone will look like in different areas and in different styles or colors.

For whatever your product needs and desires are our team at Kodiak Mountain Stone is here to help you from the beginning to end. Come into one of our showrooms today.

 

 

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Manufactured Stone, Natural Stone & Brick Feature Walls

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It is very common to see a new home with a beautiful stone or brick fireplace. But more and more we are seeing the stone and brick go beyond just the fireplace to create amazing accent walls.
Stone and brick can create beautiful interior feature walls.  It’s not a new idea but it’s one we are seeing a lot more of. With a little bit of creativity and imagination you can create some unique designs that make a normal room extraordinary. Making a boring wall the focal point of the entire room.
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It’s amazing how a stone or brick wall can change an entire room to fit your style. It can create a warm environment ranging from a country style to a modern one. With all of the different choices in products, you’ll be able to find the perfect option for your home.

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These are some of the most popular options:
Manufactured Stone Veneer is a man-made cast product which is produced to replicate real stone. There are a number of advantages of manufactured stone vs natural stone with the top ones being (1) total cost, (2) ease of installation, and (3) weight of the product.
The total cost of the product and installation of manufactured stone is typically a lot less than with natural stone. Because it is a man-made product, it is manufactured for the ease of installation. Manufactured stone is also lighter weight than natural stone. You should always consult a structural engineer before installing brick or stone in your home, but with manufactured stone you typically don’t need extra structural reinforcement in your home to compensate for the weight of the product.
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Natural Stone Veneer is exactly what it sounds like, it is real stone that is cut as a veneer to be installed on a wall. Natural Stone Veneer gives an authentic look with all of the unique characteristics of natural stone that cannot be mimicked in manufactured stone. Natural Stone Veneer is heavier than manufactured stone, so it is even more important to consult a structural engineer about your project before you begin.
Our Natural Stone Veneer is collected and quarried throughout the North America.  There are many styles, profiles and colors of natural stone veneer available for you to choose from for your home.
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Most brick that is currently being used on residential interior projects is a Thin Brick Veneer. Thin brick veneer can give your wall the rich, elegant appearance that only brick can provide. Like stone veneer, thin brick veneer is either a cast product or a thin slice of the brick’s face that has been cut from a full brick. Thin brick veneer is installed similar in process to stone veneer rather than how traditional brick is installed.  But when a project is completed, you have the appearance of a beautiful brick wall.
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Once you have created a beautiful accent wall in your home with stone or brick help it to become a feature point in your home.
Never neglect skillful lighting.  It will enhance the beautiful textures and features of the brick or stone and will cast shadows that will bring out the unique characteristics of the wall.
For more information on any of these products you can call us at 1-877-563-4252 or visit us at:
Lethbridge, Alberta
2620 2 Ave North
Calgary, Alberta
5432 56 Ave SE
399W 900N
Or, find one of our dealers HERE
 
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Natural Stone from Kodiak Mountain Stone

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In addition to the various manufactured stone veneer products that we sell at Kodiak Mountain Stone, we have a huge variety of natural stone products to choose from as well.

 

Our natural stone comes from a variety of quarries in both Canada and the United States. This gives us the opportunity to offer a huge variety of different colors and profiles to meet every customers needs and tastes.  Natural stone is an elegant finish for both interior and exterior application on both residential and commercial projects.

 

 

Visit our natural stone photo gallery HERE for some amazing project photos!

 

 

Here are some of the common questions that we are asked about natural stone:

 

  • Is natural stone durable?

Our natural stone veneer is real stone from nature. It is from the earth. Further exposure to natural elements will not harm it. It is possible to see some slight variations over time, but for the most part it should not fade or wear.

 

  • Will all of the colors be consistent through all of the stone?

Natural stone has beautiful vibrancy, life and characteristics.  Every stone is unique and no two stones will be exactly alike. Variations in color can and should be expected with natural stone and it is recommended to obtain a sample of the product before placing an order.

 

  • How do I clean natural stone?

Natural stone can be cleaned with mild, non-acidic cleaners. Do not sue brass or metal brushes or scrapers. Soft bristle brushes are acceptable. Some natural stone can be washed with a pressure washer, but caution should be used since some natural stone has certain characteristics (such as natural moss) that could be damaged by a pressure washer.

 

  • How do I install natural stone?

Installing natural stone is best completed by a professional however installation can be accomplished as a DIY (do-it-yourself) project.  For instructions on proper techniques, recommended tools and materials for your project ask one of our professionals at Kodiak Mountain Stone.

 

 

Many of the natural stone colors and profiles we offer come from independent quarries. However, we also offer beautiful natural stone from these well knows companies:

 

* Eldorado Natural Stone is only available at our Lethbridge AB location in select profiles.

 

 

 

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Tia Heggie – Basketball Alberta

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Kodiak Mountain Stone is once again proud to sponsor Tia Heggie as she represents Alberta playing for the girls Basketball Alberta U16 Team.

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Their next tournament will be the Seattle Summer Showcase from July 10th through the 12th.

Then beginning on August 7 they will be representing Alberta at the Western Canadian Summer Games in Wood Buffalo.

 

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Good Luck to Tia and the U16 Basketball Alberta Girls team this summer!

Update: August 13, 2015

 

Tia Heggie and her Basketball Alberta team played well at the Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo AB. They finished 4th overall. Congratulations ladies!

 

Some of Tia’s highlights from the games:

 

 

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Almond Buff from Kodiak Mountain Stone

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From Ready Stack to Frontier Ledge to Southern Hackett, Almond Buff has been one of our most popular stone colors at Kodiak Mountain Stone.  If you visit our manufactured stone photo gallery, HERE, you will be able to see a number of inspiring project photos of different profiles in the Almond Buff color.

 

But we have also decided to put a video together of just Almond Buff projects for you to enjoy!

 

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