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Working In an Era of Covid-19

By Diana Parks As the coronavirus continues its debilitating impact on the health of  individuals, economies, and world markets, it’s only a matter...

Rehabbing Aging Concrete Wastewater Infrastructure

Advanced polyurea coatings and liners provide strong, flexible waterproofing to bridge cracks and protect against future cracking and...

Thrive in Hard Times

by Wesley Minor Contractors can build a thriving business by providing basement waterproofing systems  and partially finished basements...

Specialty Applications: Monterey Bay Aquarium

By Steven H. Miller New Digitally-Fabricated Aquarium Tank Liner Can Stand the Test of the Giant Tuna In 2011, the Monterey Bay Aquarium...

Green Decks

Green decks—essentially a green roof set at grade—are becoming increasingly popular.  In addition to improved aesthetics, they can reduce pollution...

Waterproofing Sports Stadiums

New and renovated stadiums, such as this soccer arena in Berlin, Germany, pose many daunting challenges.  This particular structure was...

Mold Remediation: An Update

While mold no longer makes headlines, it’s still a common problem.  Contractors involved in residential basement waterproofing should be...

Foundation Crack Repair with Low-Pressure Injection Systems

by Jay Schmid Today’s homeowners are demanding more useable living space, which increases expectations on their basements. These spaces...

Current Issue

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:

Effective Waterproofing for ICF Structures

Effective Waterproofing for ICF Structures

By Brian Corder PolyWall Detail Strip applied to primed footing Protecting a structure from moisture is a critical part of any construction, especially below grade. There are two levels defined by building codes to protect a structure from water. Dampproofing protects...

A Green Roof for Liberty Island

A Green Roof for Liberty Island

By Linda Velazquez The Statue of Liberty Museum is the most monumental addition to Liberty Island since the statue herself. More than that, it allows millions more visitors to enjoy the Statue of Liberty experience and be inspired by her history and message of freedom...

Crystalline vs. Gel Waterproofing

Crystalline vs. Gel Waterproofing

By Mario Baggio A vertical, below-grade application of biochemically modified gel. In the ongoing search for a waterproofing system that not only protects but also extends the lifespan of a concrete structure, the focus has shifted from short-term surface...

Cast-In-Place Concrete vs. Shotcrete: The CIP Advantage

Cast-In-Place Concrete vs. Shotcrete: The CIP Advantage

By Stacy Byrd Proper waterproofing is critical to the long-term success of a structure, yet making shotcrete watertight is often problematic. Be sure to team up with a waterproofing manufacturer who understands the nuances of waterproofing shotcrete. With a history...

Fall 2020 News

Fall 2020 News

In September, Tamko Building Products LLC celebrated 75 years in business. Employee events at its downtown operations facility in Joplin, Missouri, included a picnic. Tamko was born in 1944, when founders E.L. and Mary Ethel Craig named their new roofing company...

Residential Below Grade

High Performance Crawlspace Liners

High Performance Crawlspace Liners

By Ryan McCoy A typical crawlspace liner installation by Central Illinois Insulation Humidity levels inside an unsealed or poorly encapsulated crawlspace are often higher than anywhere else in the home. Moisture can come from several different sources,...

Waterproofing Your Crawlspace

Waterproofing Your Crawlspace

By Ben Rogers We all tend to think of crawlspaces as dark and damp places in our homes, full of mold, must, and mildew that are to be feared and avoided. But with the proper care and maintenance, almost any crawlspace can become a useful part of the home...

Commercial Above Grade

A Green Roof for Liberty Island

A Green Roof for Liberty Island

By Linda Velazquez The Statue of Liberty Museum is the most monumental addition to Liberty Island since the statue herself. More than that, it allows millions more visitors to enjoy the Statue of Liberty experience and be inspired by her history and message of freedom...

Structural Repairs

Crystalline vs. Gel Waterproofing

Crystalline vs. Gel Waterproofing

By Mario Baggio A vertical, below-grade application of biochemically modified gel. In the ongoing search for a waterproofing system that not only protects but also extends the lifespan of a concrete structure, the focus has shifted from short-term surface...

Grouts for Waterproofing and Repair

Grouts for Waterproofing and Repair

Polyurethane grouts can stabilize soils, fill voids, and seal leaking infrastructure. There are many options for repairing leaks in concrete structures. One of the oldest, yet least understood repair methods utilizes polyurethane chemical grouts that react...

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