History & Our Founders


Folan Waterproofing and Construction Company's expertise in masonry restoration, waterproofing, and historic preservation of masonry structures is second to none. Established in 1969 by the late Patrick J. Folan and his wife Noreen. Today, Folan is a certified woman owned and operated enterprise which continues in the strong tradition of a family run business. Since inception into the marketplace, Folan has built an impeccable reputation throughout the New England area and is presently recognized as a leader in the industry. Folan takes pride in quality projects and offers a wide range of specialty services to building and construction clientele. Folan has successfully completed thousands of projects of various magnitudes in the areas of institutional, commercial, and industrial construction for numerous federal, state, and municipal agencies, as well as private developers. Many of these projects include new buildings, but many are historic structures that date back in time to the Victorian and Art Deco eras.

Folan Waterproofing and Construction understands the many peculiarities and diverse scenarios associated with a buildings' problems and are well equipped to analyze and deal with the physical forces which affect a structures performance. To each project, large or small, Folan brings the ability, the understanding, and the quality necessary to remedy and enhance the life of a building. Folan's well trained work force is highly professional and quality minded in restoring structures that have suffered from the ravages of time, weather, pollution, and neglect, and returns them to a condition of structural integrity and aesthetic value.

As an organization, Folan Waterproofing and Construction provides complete multi-services. In addition to the restoration market, Folan has performed extensive applications of caulking, waterproofing, architectural coatings, integrated waterproofing systems, and masonry and stone restoration projects. On many occasions Folan has worked cooperatively with many prominent architectural, engineering, and consulting firms in developing proven methods, specifications, and scope control for waterproofing and masonry restoration projects. Folan has been involved with many prominent general contractors as a subcontractor, and has successfully assumed the duties and responsibilities as a general contractor, duly certified as such by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Folan Waterproofing's successes are directly attributed to its experience, knowledge, and quality performance. Folan recognizes that each project is unique with varying degrees of problems. After identifying the problems through investigative testing procedures, Folan works in collaboration with specifiers and owners in developing proper methods and materials essential for a cost efficient solution. Folan utilizes the finest state-of-the-art equipment and is always on the cutting edge of new technology. Highly trained craftsman ensure proper installations and each project is closely monitored by Folan supervisors to assure quality control. As a result of careful planning and quality execution, Folan Waterproofing and Construction Company delivers quality projects on time and within budget.

Throughout the years, Folan Waterproofing and Construction has always regarded a positive, responsive relationship with clients as a key to its effectiveness. Folan endeavors to bring each relationship a personal component which is result orientated. Folan enjoys a scale of operations large enough to serve its clients needs totally, but without sacrificing personal involvement and responsiveness. This corporate philosophy and strong business values has become synonymous with Folan Waterproofing and Construction Company in the building and construction industry.



In Remembrance of Noreen P. Folan - Queen of the Waterproofers