Category: News

Sheet Membranes vs Liquid Membranes

Sheet membranes vs liquid membranes Frequently our technicians at Mar Flex find ourselves in discussions with customers, resellers,  designers, and specifiers. And a question that arises is whether sheet membranes or liquid membranes are better. This is a hard question to answer definitively, except to say, it depends a great deal on the situation. Sheet… Read more »

A Common Home Waterproofing System

Contractors often leave the work of waterproofing to companies that specialize in that work. This is because the application and selection of materials is so important, and keeping the home waterproof is a primary indication of a quality build. When the waterproofing experts show up, they work in the trench around the foundation. First they… Read more »

Waterproofing Membranes Can Fail. Here’s Why it Happens

When contractors are waterproofing residential, commercial, or industrial spaces, they often rely on membranes to offer the best possible protection against water. In concrete waterproofing, membranes are applied to either external or internal surfaces. Together the concrete and membrane form a nearly impenetrable barrier. Despite the double barrier, waterproofing membranes can still fail. Here are… Read more »

What is Hydrostatic Pressure?

Technically speaking, hydrostatic pressure is “The pressure exerted by a fluid at equilibrium at a given point within the fluid, due to the force of gravity. Hydrostatic pressure increases in proportion to depth measured from the surface because of the increasing weight of fluid exerting downward force from above.” – Dictionary.com But what does this… Read more »

Waterproof Construction Adhesive

For your next construction project, you want to select adhesive products that are up to the task. That is, they need to be able to withstand the forces they are going to face over the lifetime of the finished product. They will also need to bond well with the materials being used in the project…. Read more »

What is Backfill Saturation and How Can it Ruin Your Building Project?

Every builder and owner dreams of a dry foundation, with water effectively repelled from the outside, and no seepage, dampness, or water intrusion for the history of the project. In reality, this is a very challenging standard to try and meet. A construction manager faces multiple obstacles in defeating his nemesis: water. Fortunately, through a… Read more »

Armor for Your Basement

Every day, hidden from view, your foundation is doing battle. It is fighting the hidden forces of water, pressure, and time. If you were a general, you would not send your troops into battle without equipping them with sufficient armor to protect them. Why would you do that to your foundation? At Mar-Flex, we know… Read more »

How Much Does it Cost to Waterproof A Basement?

With a wide range of variables in any building project, no single article can answer exactly how much it costs to waterproof your basement in your home, office, or other building. That answer must come from a licensed waterproofing contractor or company who has examined your site and knows the specific dimensions and topography of… Read more »

How to Apply Crystalline Waterproofing

Crystalline waterproofing materials remain a terrific way to protect your basement walls from the damage that water does by penetrating and freezing in your foundation. In this process, crystalline waterproofing material is brushed onto basement walls. Here it penetrates the concrete cavities and forms a strong bond. This changes the porous concrete into a waterproof… Read more »

Liquid Waterproofing Products

Builders, contractors, homeowners and home repair enthusiasts know they have a range of options available when it comes to waterproofing. And while waterproofing in advance is always the best, by changing the landscape and providing physical paths for the water to take before it ever reaches your foundation, sometimes that option is not available. When… Read more »