Waterproofing on the outside safe on the inside



GMX Ultra Shield


GMX, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Garland Industries, an ISO 9001 registered supplier of waterproofing and roofing materials for the industrial, educational, commercial and residential markets. GMX, Inc. produces a wide range of cold-applied, premium quality, performance-driven waterproofing and roofing materials under the Ultra-Shield trade name. Each is expertly formulated to meet the most demanding application challenges. Just as all applications differ in complexity and composition, so are the solutions which produce the best results.

We also provide the product and application data which enable the independent contractor or distributor to produce professional bid documents and specification packages for the building owner and individual homeowner. Our products, systems and solutions are guaranteed to perform. The GMX Ultra-Shield family includes:

  • A complete line of single component, polymer modified waterproofing materials and systems.
  • Cold applied roof maintenance and new construction roof systems.
  • A family of multi-purpose sealants suitable for use with all types of building materials.
  • High performance flashing, edge details and roof accessory items.
  • A select line of reflective coatings and specialty paint products.

GMX, Inc. has the resources and expertise to respond to your needs in a timely, professional manner.


  • Marketing and Technical Assistance
  • Assurance of Dealing with an ISO 9001 Certified Supplier
  • Local Professional Installation through Our Approved Applicator Network
  • Professional Bid Packages and Project Documentation for Building and Code Officials

ISO: The World Standard for Quality Assurance

The International Organization for Standardization was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. Its stated aim is to create and maintain an international standard for quality in the design, development, manufacture and implementation of a complete spectrum of products and services. ISO-9000 is the quality standard developed specifically for manufacturing companies. It provides a measure of the company's total involvement in and commitment to a philosophy of continuous quality improvement.

Today, ISO registration has become the world standard for quality performance, and GMX, Inc., is the only ISO-9000 registered residential waterproofing manufacturer.

What does ISO-9000 registration mean to the individual homeowner, builder and waterproofing applicator?

  • Consistent, predictable quality products and services.
  • A commitment to continuous product and process improvement.
  • Reduced downside risk and liability.
  • A long term solution to your waterproofing requirements.



GMX, a wholly owned subsidiary of Garland Industries, Inc., is the only ISO 9001-2008 certified manufacturer of waterproofing and roofing systems for the residential and commercial markets. Ultra-Shield WB, our flagship material, is a superior waterproofing product sold at a competitive price. No other residential waterproofing materials available in today’s market has product and performance specifications superior to Ultra-Shield, and we have the test data and field experience to support our claim.  

Since 1895, the employee owners of The Garland Company, Inc. have provided solutions for the most challenging waterproofing problems. We welcome the opportunity to put our experience at your service.


For most of us, 2010 was a challenging year. Residential and commercial construction was off, unemployment was stubbornly high and the overall economic outlook was less than optimistic.

Fortunately, the outlook seems to have improved in the months following the World of Concrete Show in January. Most economists predict a modest upturn in private, nonresidential work and a slight uptick in new residential construction despite this year’s slow start, which many believe is weather related. The rental market is improving, which bodes well for new multi-family construction.

Shane O’Kelly, President and C.E.O. of A. H. Harris and Sons, a large East Coast construction products distributor, offers the following recession survival tips for contractors and construction material suppliers:

1) Quality companies will survive. Refrain from doing business with companies that cut corners and make promises that are too good to be true.

2) Determine where your company adds value to the business equation and focus on those activities.

3) Expect volatility and change. Be prepared to re-visit plans and quotes.

4) Value and reward your workforce.


The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code covers the construction for both new homes and commercial buildings throughout the United States. Changes in the code help ensure that homes are better sealed to reduce heating and cooling loss. There will he an increased use of insulation in ceiling and walls, including foundation walls, to improve energy efficiency.

In the commercial market place, the new code requirements will emphasize improved heating and cooling control systems and continuous air barriers.

The new code requirements provide opportunities for the residential and commercial waterproofing contractor. In the residential market, he will be able to promote the systems approach more effectively. The use of insulation on the external foundation wall will increase as more communities adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code and the residential market recovers.

There’s no need to wait until the residential market recovers to promote polymer-modified asphalt coatings to the commercial market as a continuous air barrier and/or cavity wall spray materials. This is an emerging market, regardless of geographic location, and polymer-modified asphalt coatings are readily accepted by the building owner and architectural community.





We are among only a select few in the Mid Atlantic Region, who have earned the distinction as member's of the Air Barrier Association of America.