Taking the Vents Out of Vented Crawlspaces

By Lindsay Brecheisen and Jonathan Coulter Enclosed crawlspaces improve the air quality and energy efficiency of the living space above. Crawlspace...

Which Is a Better Roofing System TPO, EPDM, or PVC? Part 2

By Joel Lozon Aerial photo of just finished modern neighborhood with solar panels on flat roofs showing the large apartment building in front and...

Waterproofing Bridges and Overpasses

A modern mix of sealants, membranes, and flashings are used to ensure that a bridge’s road deck can withstand the harsh environmental...

Tunnel Vision: Waterproofing a Megaproject

By Clark Ricks When the jobsite extends for miles, and waterproofing is needed on all surfaces, it’s clearly no ordinary project. ...

The History of Drain Tiles

By Matthew Stock Rolls of polyethelene corrugated drainage pipe. Drain tiling has its origins in the field of agriculture. Although...

Waterproofing Decks

Horizontal surfaces exposed to the weather can be difficult to waterproof. Inadequate slope can create areas of standing water. In...

Elastomeric Coatings: Misconceptions, Myths, and Key Considerations

By Chadwick Collins Roof coatings have been an essential part of the roofing industry for decades. While the long, proven track record...

Sealing Commercial Concrete

The concrete in this canal was restored and waterproofed with a crystalline waterproofing compound, saving millions of dollars....

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:

Waterproofing Membranes Outlook

Waterproofing Membranes Outlook

From Global Market Insights The net-zero Lombardo Welcome Center, built with ICFs, at Millersville University in Millersville, Pennsylvania. The global waterproofing membranes market size is anticipated to cross an astounding $14 billion USD by 2026,...

Crawlspace Monitoring: The why, the how, and the differences

Crawlspace Monitoring: The why, the how, and the differences

By Vanessa Salvia Basement Defender products used for the crawlspace encapsulation shown are SilverGlo wall liner on the walls and CleanSpace vapor liner on the top. Visible is a AGM 12V battery, an Aprilaire 1850 dehumidifier, and a Basement Defender...

Which Is a Better Roofing System  TPO, EPDM, or PVC?  Part 2

Which Is a Better Roofing System TPO, EPDM, or PVC? Part 2

By Joel Lozon Aerial photo of just finished modern neighborhood with solar panels on flat roofs showing the large apartment building in front and the smaller homes in the background. This is part two of an article that published its first part in Waterproof!...

Remembering an Industry Pioneer: Clark Ricks

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 Sandpoint, Idaho, on January 7, age 45, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Clark was born on July 8, 1975,...

Spring 2021 News

Spring 2021 News

The International Roofing Expo (IRE) will host two events in 2021. This year the IRE launched a complementary virtual event that took place March 2-4 in addition to the live event happening August 10-12 in Las Vegas. Registration is now open for the virtual event....

Residential Below Grade

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...

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

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...

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...

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