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.
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.
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.
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.
Advantages of the Endura Wall System
Up to 70% energy savings
Dramatic thermal dynamic performance
Waterproof & airtight
Highest quality construction
4 hour fire rating
Engineered for seismic conditions
Sound deadened – rating STC – 61
Load bearing structural integrity
Low life-cycle costs
Eco friendly – super green
Easy installation with semi-skilled labor
Aesthetically beautiful – no block lines show (with colour-coat)
Lower insurance costs
Can be used for residential, commercial, institutional, and governmental construction
Hurricane and tornado rated (160 mph)
Compatible with other systems
Rodent, vermin, and termite proof
Electrical and water supply lines are accommodated inside the walls
Culturally acceptable everywhere
Uses existing infrastructures
Uses “native” materials
Longest life expectancy
Ballistic tested and certified
Zero water penetration rating
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.
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:
Is framed—or otherwise constructed
Has outside sheeting
Vapour barriers inside and out
Has electrical installed—or at least conduit
Is sheet rocked, taped, and mudded on the inside
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