Since Hurricane Harvey, we’ve seen piles of sheet rock and materials on the side of the road from homes that have flooded. Many are asking the question, “How can I prevent having damaged materials in my home if it floods again?”
Fortunately, FEMA labels closed spray foam as a flood-resistant material. These materials, such as sprayed polyurethane foam and closed-cell foam, are considered to be in FEMA’s Class 5 rated flood-resistant materials. This means that these materials are the highest rated, resisting to extreme flood conditions and harmful pollutants.
Here’s why it is flood resistant:
Closed-cell spray foam is resistant to water because of its high density. When sprayed, every bubble is encapsulated with a gas that aids in foam expansion, packed tightly together. This results in a harder material. Closed-cell spray foam will not promote mold growth.
For optimal preservation of your home’s materials, applying spray foam in walls, ceilings, and floors will not only protect your home from extreme conditions, but will help you save money in the long run versus traditional insulation.
For more information, contact us at 281-661-3632 for a quote on your next project.