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How to Waterproof Concrete Foundations

Waterproofing a concrete foundation is a job best left to professionals, or to be attempted only by the most confident and accomplished do-it-yourselfer. If you are in this second category, this guide can help you understand what you are up against and make the decision to do it or to hire the work out to… Read more »

2020 Waterproofing Basement Costs

Some things change, and in 2020 that seems more true than ever. One thing that hasn’t changed is the need to keep your basement dry. While you can always clean up after flooding and drainage issues, it is far better to avoid them in the first place. But as a homeowner you will want to… Read more »

Do-It-Yourself Basement Waterproof Sealer

One of a homeowner’s top fears is water or moisture in their basement. In some cases this can mean a messy, expensive, and time-consuming repair. The most comprehensive solutions involve the exterior of the house, trench-digging, and days of ugliness and inconvenience until the problem is solved. Fortunately that isn’t always the case.  Sometimes the… Read more »

What is Shockwave Drainage Insulation Board?

The most important part of any building is its foundation. and the greatest enemy of any foundation is water. Thus, waterproofing, and finding the right materials to quickly and effectively waterproof the foundation of a building, is an integral part of every building project. At Mar-Flex we believe ShockWave drainage insulation board is the fastest,… Read more »

What is Polyethylene Foam?

In researching the best waterproofing materials for your building purposes, you likely have come across the term “polyethylene foam” and wondered what exactly it is. Polyethylene foam, or PE, is a common material in a wide variety of waterproofing and other building applications. Because of its unique structure and ease of production, it can be… Read more »

What is “Made in the USA” and Why Does it Matter?

Once upon a time, consumers expected that everything they purchased was made close to them or certainly in the same country. Today, however, this has changed. International trade, inexpensive foreign labor, and varying levels of technical knowledge means that any product we buy might have been made almost anywhere in the world. Quite frequently when… Read more »

Experts are Torn on Future of Construction

The United States is experiencing a boom in construction during COVID-19. There is widespread agreement, support not just by data, but by the sight of cranes in our city skylines and dump trucks on our streets. The potent mix of record-low interest rates along with a housing boom driven by people moving from cities to… Read more »

What are Geo-Mat Drainage Boards

If you are looking for ways to reduce moisture in your upcoming building project, you likely have spent a great deal of time reading about different products that promise to help your foundation stay dry. In that research, you may have come across Geo-Mat Drainage Boards as the optimal tool for helping protect your foundation…. Read more »

How a Company Protects Its Employees During COVID-19

Coronavirus has dramatically changed nearly every aspect of life around the globe. In the workplace, employers have made dozens of changes big and small in order to safeguard their most valuable resource: their employees. Companies have also come to realize that opening safely, and protecting customers, is good business. Here are the steps many companies… Read more »

What is LEED Certification?

It is likely that you have heard of LEED certification. You probably have heard it in association with the construction of a new building, or a redesign of an old one. You know that it means that the building meets some requirements for sustainability or “green” construction. But what exactly is LEED? LEED stands for… Read more »