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Waterproofing Membranes Can Fail. Here’s Why it Happens

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

Common Problems with Window Wells

Window wells are an important part of creating a livable basement. They allow daylight and fresh air into your basement, keeping it from being dark and dungeon-like. Additionally, they reduce the ways that water can get into your basement and damage your foundation and possessions. However, owning and maintaining a window well requires a little… Read more »

What Are The LEED Levels And What Do They Mean?

By now we are all familiar with the LEED certification for buildings. Designers, builders, and architects all strive together to earn the highest possible Leadership in Energy and Engineering Design ratings and brag about them to prospective investors. Press releases include the grades of new buildings, and tenants boast of their LEED scores as they… Read more »