How Much Should I Spend on Waterproofing My New Home?

Building a new home is an exciting time. Whether you are young and starting out a new life in a new location, or retiring and finally building your dream home, you want to make sure your investment is protected from water. It is, after all, one of the biggest and most important investments of your life.

The averages are a good place to start with making an estimate for your building. In the United States, waterproofing of existing structures typically costs between $3 and $10 per square foot. These depend on a wide range of factors including the amount of water getting in, the location of the home; and more.

However, these ranges are for houses that have already been completed.

If you are waterproofing new construction, you have the chance to save thousands of dollars by doing it right the first time.

Use cost-effective Mar-Flex products

To avoid time-consuming and expensive repairs when your house is already built, you should plan ahead. Planning your site well is an important step. Using professional grade Mar-Flex products helps make sure that you have a lifetime free from water intrusion.

First, choose a location that is generally free from standing water. Building in a swamp is possible, but it is an expensive proposition. Choosing a dryer spot gives you a head start.

Second, use landscaping and water management to your advantage. Nowhere around your foundation should be the lowest point in the landscape. Slope water away from your foundation.

Third, use various Mar-Flex products to waterproof your foundation for that water that will eventually, inevitably, get through.

One possible solution for a lifetime of protection is the Mar-Flex 5000 membrane. Seamlessly attached to your building’s foundation, it provides an extra layer of protection against water in the worst of conditions – and peace of mind in the best conditions.

It’s like a raincoat for your building’s basement.

Why take a risk during the building phase that will later cost you up to $10 a square foot to fix? Who needs the hassle of construction and water abatement … and digging around your foundation a second time?

The answer is, don’t take that risk. Build your home – and protect your biggest investment – with quality Mar-Flex waterproofing products.

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