Henry<sup>®</sup> Fortifiber<sup>®</sup> 1-2-3 Moisture Control System™ to protect new mixed-use mid-rise at the “Home of the Blues”

Henry® Fortifiber® 1-2-3 Moisture Control System™ to protect new mixed-use mid-rise at the “Home of the Blues”


The Situation

Rising along the banks of the Mississippi River in the blues music mecca of Memphis, The Landing at One Beale is a 5-story, mixed-use building with 232 residential units. To help protect the building’s owners and future residents from the impact of moisture intrusion and mold, the general contractor Construction Enterprises Inc. (CEI) chose the Henry Fortifiber 1-2-3 Moisture Control System.

The Solution

As a specialist in complex, multi-family construction projects, the Franklin, Tennessee based contractor has built more than 25,000 units across the U.S. “We learned long ago that Class A weatherization is as important as our Class A interior finishes,” explains CEI project manager Ben Thompson. “Doing it right the first time is always less expensive than fixing a leak later, both in terms of call-backs for the contractor and lost revenue for the building owner.”

To that end, CEI has used the Fortifiber 1-2-3 Moisture Control System with much success on several previous projects. Thompson notes that “for many projects we conduct pressurized window testing with a spray rig on the exterior and a vacuum chamber on the interior to test for leaks. Henry’s system always holds up.”

The Results

Choosing the Fortifiber 1-2-3 Moisture Control System gave CEI a wide choice of compatible products. Using the system also gave them something that few manufacturers offer – Henry’s hands-on, jobsite support, which includes feedback and instruction on proven installation methods. CEI will also enjoy the peace of mind that comes from the system’s industry-leading, 15-year warranty that will be protecting their work and The Landing at One Beale for many years ahead.