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Waterproofing in Expansive Clay Soils

By Dan Calabrese Cave-In Catastrophe: Expansive clay soil is a deadly enemy to foundation walls, like this one, which caved in as the...

Reflective Coating System Restores Florida Condo Tower’s Roof

By Karen Edwards This luxury condominium tower in Florida used a fluid-applied roofing system for successful repairs.  St. Raphael at Pelican Bay is...

Crawlspaces & Sump Pumps

Sealed crawlspaces offer cleaner air, safer storage, and improved energy efficiency There’s a revolution happening underneath new homes....

Dealing with Drainage Avoid Penny-Pinching, Avoid Foundation Drainage Problems

By Dan Calabrese Drain sheets like this dimple membrane relieve hydrostatic pressure and increase the reliability of waterproofing. In...

Sealing Cold Joints with Waterstops

Waterstop is a material that is embedded in the concrete, across the concrete joint, to obstruct the passage of water through the joint....

City Creek Center

Rooftop Water Features Complicate Build City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, is one of the largest mixed-use urban...

Livable Basements

Behind-the-scenes choices for a comfortable space. By Vanessa Salvia As a homeowner buying a house, you’re paying for any space in the...

Roof Leaks: Pinpointing and Repairing

Commercial buildings often have flat roofs, which are notoriously prone to leakage. In fact, The National Roofing Contractors Association estimates...

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The stories and features in the magazine are geared toward hardworking contractors and small business owners who need relevant information, written in plain English, applicable to his business and jobsite.

WATERPROOF! Magazine reaches virtually every segment of the waterproofing industry. Coverage includes:

Residential Below Grade – Spray-applied foundation sealants, self-adhered sheet goods, footing drain tiles, dimple membranes and sump pump systems, crack repair, carbon fiber straps, piering, basement finishing, crawl-space, mold remediation, and moisture management.

Commercial Above and Below Grade – Subway tunnels, wastewater treatment plants, all facets of commercial and industrial waterproofing, underslab barriers, crystalline admixtures, polyurea coatings, curtain grouting, waterstops, blindside, above-grade air barriers, joint sealants and more.

Commercial Roofing – Single-ply, built-up, and ballasted roofing, reflective cool roofing, electronic leak detection, vegetated “green roof” systems, and spray-on coatings.

In the Current Issue:

Sustainable Leak-Free Roofing

Sustainable Leak-Free Roofing

Perm Ratings and Puncture Resistance – Striking the Right Balance for Optimum Performance In recent decades, the world has become more environmentally conscious, and the construction industry is no exception. The popularity of the U.S. Green Building...

Winter 2020 News

Winter 2020 News

Kryton International Inc., has acquired an interest in a Danish technology company producing wireless concrete monitoring sensors.  Kryton, the Vancouver-based company best known for its line of integral crystalline waterproofing, now owns a 30% stake in Sensohive...

2020 Waterproofing Industry Forecast

2020 Waterproofing Industry Forecast

As we move into 2020, the waterproofing industry appears poised for another solid year of growth.  New construction may be slowing down in both the residential and commercial sectors, but the growing use of new technologies—such as carbon fiber, air...

Rehabilitating Reeds Creek Fish Hatchery

Rehabilitating Reeds Creek Fish Hatchery

By Robert Armstead Polyurethane geofill was used to remediate an aging facility in West Virginia. The Reeds Creek Fish Hatchery in Franklin, West Virginia is an essential hatchery for producing rainbow, gold and black trout for facilities across the state...

Trade Show Preview 2020

Trade Show Preview 2020

The winter months are tradeshow season, and this year is no exception. There are more than a half-dozen major exhibitions relevant to the waterproofing industry, and many contractors attend at least one.  Seasoned veterans, industry rookies, and everyone...

Residential Below Grade

Below Grade Waterproofing 101

Below Grade Waterproofing 101

By Kevin Smith Selecting the appropriate below-grade waterproofing solution for your specific project and unique conditions is not always an obvious choice. A wide variety of issues must be considered in order to make the proper selection — basically the...

Drying Out a Waterfront Crawlspace

Drying Out a Waterfront Crawlspace

By Vincent Boccia This was not just any crawlspace – it was a crawlspace located within 30 feet of the Great Peconic Bay, on Long Island, New York. The north fork of the bay is home to the island’s well-known wineries, and its south fork is where New York City...

Commercial Above Grade

Waterproofing a Historic Stadium

Waterproofing a Historic Stadium

The expansion and modernization of Bill Snyder Family Stadium at Kansas State University required a significant amount of waterproofing.The football stadium at Kansas State University has seen some historic moments.  Originally built in 1968 with 35,000 seats,...

Liquid Cold-Applied Roofing

Liquid Cold-Applied Roofing

 Cold, fluid-applied roofing solutions offer a host of benefits, including improved safety, reduced fumes, less equipment, and faster cure times.   Originally, the phrase “cold-applied roofing” described  solvent-based built-up roofing (BUR) that did not require heat...

Structural Repairs

Admixtures as Waterproofing

Admixtures as Waterproofing

Integral waterproofing admixtures—including crystalline and various densifiers--have proven to be a great solution for new concrete construction. Concrete is a porous material prone to cracking.  That’s why nearly all commercial and residential concrete...

Carbon Fiber for Structural Repair

Carbon Fiber for Structural Repair

By Vanessa Salvia Carbon fiber is being used around the world to repair and strengthen concrete. Here, a roof deck on the island of Mauritius is being repaired after a catastrophic fire.  Carbon fiber is the strongest man-made material in the world. That...

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