Becoming a More “Digital-Friendly” Business

By Vanessa Salvia With the changes to the in-person world due to the global pandemic, more and more businesses are trying to find ways...

Deep Foundations

Complex scheduling, differing substrates, and intense hydrostatic pressure are just a few of the challenges associated with deep...

Crystalline Waterproofing & Green Building Construction

Over the past ten years, sustainable construction practices and green building rating systems have become increasingly popular. Building owners and...

Waterproofing And Geofoam

EPS foam is becoming familiar to an increasing number of waterproofers, such as this crew working on a highway project near San Rafael,...

Advances in Coatings

Waterproofing manufacturers are constantly developing new and better products.  New solvents and better water-based products provide...

Advances in Commercial Waterproofing

Waterproofing technology is advancing in all its many segments.  From sump pumps to rooftops, new materials and know-how are helping...

Congress Moves to Jump-Start Economy

by Clark Ricks When the Housing Bill didn’t immediately fix the foreclosure crisis, Wall Street banks were suddenly in a panic.  For...

Remembering an Industry Pioneer: Clark Ricks

Remembering WATERPROOF! Editor Clark Ricks Clark N. Ricks, editor of Waterproof! and ICF Builder magazines, passed away at his home in...

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:

Case Study: Pool Deck Crack Repair

Case Study: Pool Deck Crack Repair

The American Restoration company out of San Francisco, California, was hired to repair a cracking concrete slab around a swimming pool. They had two concerns: First, they did not want this crack to re-open through their surface coating, and second, they were worried...

Cool Roofing

Cool Roofing

By Vanessa Salvia   Just as wearing light-colored clothing on a hot, sunny day results in a cooler feeling on your skin, cool roofs can make any building feel more cool on a hot, sunny day. A cool roof is one that has been designed to reflect more sunlight...

Protecting a Foundation From Drought

Protecting a Foundation From Drought

By Vanessa Salvia   Periods of drought not only wreak havoc on a home’s landscaping, extreme dryness wreaks havoc on a home’s foundation too. In an age of climate change, some areas are becoming both more wet and more dry, which is a cycle that can cause...

Fall 2021 News

Fall 2021 News

SprayWorks Equipment Group, a spray foam and coatings equipment company, announced its new building in Kent, Ohio. The expansion comes with a lot of positive changes for the company: a new location with 28,000 square feet; a large capacity Spray Foam School & ...

Residential Below Grade

Selecting Dehumidifiers

Selecting Dehumidifiers

By Vanessa Salvia Many homeowners select dehumidifiers based on the size listed on the box, which is often insufficient in a real-world basement environment. There are so many different types of dehumidifiers in different sizes and with different features....

Commercial Above Grade

Cool Roofing

Cool Roofing

By Vanessa Salvia   Just as wearing light-colored clothing on a hot, sunny day results in a cooler feeling on your skin, cool roofs can make any building feel more cool on a hot, sunny day. A cool roof is one that has been designed to reflect more sunlight...

Structural Repairs

Great Work, Wrong Problem

Great Work, Wrong Problem

By Dave Hutcher   To seal or not to seal, that is the question . . .  I’ll never forget the wonderful couple I met in the fall of 1999. They called me out to their home in central Pennsylvania to see what could be done about water entering their basement...

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