Charlie: LuAnna in Klute asks us about sheetrock, Tom. She says, “Is there a safe sheetrock to use to replace on the walls, after flooding?” As opposed to an unsafe one? I’m not sure what she means there.
Tom: Well, there would be an unsafe one. It would be the Chinese sheet rock that came into this country maybe seven or eight years ago, but they quit bringing that in, it was a mess, and still people in Florida can’t live in their homes, but-
Charlie: What she says though is that some of her home had this sheet rock, had what she thought was gypsum on it, and she wanted to put the safest materials back.
Tom: All sheetrock has gypsum in it. So, it’s just the standard way the product’s made. So no, sheet rock is sheetrock, and there are no flood proof materials. Everybody’s trying to find flood proof materials. You even showed me a picture, Charlie, of this giant bladder system that they put on the side of highways, people wanna put around their homes. It would take like six weeks just to fill it up with water-
Charlie: I was gonna say, yeah. Then your water bill would be like….., yeah.
Tom: Yeah, no, no, no. It’s just not gonna happen. So if you’re in a flooded area and it’s gonna keep flooding, you’re just gonna have to deal with it or move, but no, sheetrock is sheetrock.