Waterproofing Lays Foundation for Solid Growth in Charlotte

Whenever a city experiences rapid growth, a building boom is front and center to accommodate all the new professionals coming to town. Welcome to Charlotte, largest city of North Carolina, and home to a growing business hub.

According to Forbes magazine, Charlotte is now the second largest banking center in the United States, only behind New York. Couple that with affordable housing compared to other U.S. metro areas, and Charlotte is an obvious choice for young professionals looking to start their careers—thus leading to an increase in new businesses and homebuilding.

Although Charlotte enjoys a mild, temperate climate year-round, dampness and moisture do not discriminate. These are real problems that threaten the strength and safety of a home or business workplace.

Enter the waterproofing membrane. A simple yet significant solution that can protect a building from the elements and provide the owner with peace of mind. Quality can range with these products, but it’s best not to skimp when battling the destructive capabilities of water and the damage it can cause.

Take for example Mar-flex 5000, a product designed to be applied to any wall foundation, with configurations of water-based or solvent-based. This industry-leading waterproofing technology comes at an affordable price and is produced in an environmentally-friendly manner, as it contains 20% recycled content.

Here’s how it works:

When water reaches the Mar-flex 5000 barrier, the heavy duty, elastomeric emulsion waterproofing membrane wicks away the water and moisture. There is a built-in resistance to freeze/thaw cycles, and it remains flexible because of a polymer concentration within. This delivers a rubber-fortified waterproofing product with decreased permeability and increased durability.

Mar-flex 5000 has been tested and proven effective with nearly every clean, dry and sound substrate. The solvent-based option can be applied in air temperatures as low as 0°F. Its special formulation sprays easily and predictably, producing a viscous, flexible, seamless seal.

Mar-flex 5000 is available in commercial and residential configurations, and both benefit from being paired with other components of a water protection system. Combining the Mar-flex 5000 membrane with an approved Mar-flex drainage board delivers the highest level of protection, and qualifies the product for a limited warranty.

Contact the professionals at Mar-flex to talk over how we can protect your home or place of work. We can discuss a set of solutions that are right for you and designed to help ensure a long life for the structure. Get in touch to discover the protection you need for your home or business.