Concrete Longevity: It’s Not If, But When. Protect Your Foundation with Mar-flex Products

Every home builder knows the age-old adage when it comes to concrete: It’s not a matter of if it will crack, but when. Concrete, for all its durability and resilience, eventually shows signs of wear, age, and cracking. However, understanding the inevitability of these cracks gives us the power to prepare and protect our foundations effectively. And this is where Mar-flex Waterproofing & Building Products steps in.


The Inevitable Nature of Concrete Cracks

Concrete is a robust material that’s been the cornerstone of new home construction for decades. However, with time, environmental factors, and natural settling, it begins to develop cracks. These cracks can compromise the structural integrity of a home and lead to moisture infiltration, which further exacerbates the problem.


Fortifying Your Foundation with Mar-flex Products

At Mar-flex, we offer solutions designed specifically to cater to the unique challenges presented by concrete in new home construction.


  1. TopGun Waterproofing Membranes & Mar-flex 5000 Waterproofing Membranes: These state-of-the-art membranes are designed to create a robust barrier against moisture. By integrating these products during the construction phase, you can ensure that even if cracks develop, water doesn’t find its way into the foundation.


  1. GeoMat, GeoMat+, & TopGun Drainage Board: It’s not just about protecting against moisture but also actively redirecting it. Our range of drainage boards ensures that water doesn’t stagnate near the foundation. Instead, it’s effectively channeled away, reducing the pressure and potential damage to the concrete.


  1. Control Joints: While we can’t prevent concrete from cracking, we can certainly control where it does. By strategically integrating control joints into the concrete structure, builders can determine where the cracks will appear when the time comes. This not only preserves the aesthetic appeal of the structure but also makes the repair process straightforward and efficient.


Prevention and Preparation: The Twin Pillars of Concrete Longevity

By acknowledging the eventual nature of concrete cracks and proactively preparing for it, builders can ensure the longevity of their structures. Combining the protective prowess of foundation waterproofing with the efficiency of water drainage systems and the precision of control joints, Mar-flex equips builders with the tools they need to construct resilient and long-lasting homes.



While concrete might be known to crack over time, innovative solutions from Mar-flex Waterproofing & Building Products ensure that new home constructions remain protected and durable. By using our range of products, you can provide homeowners with peace of mind, knowing that their foundations are safeguarded against the inevitable wear and tear of time.