Advances In Spray-Applied Basement Coatings

Many new waterproofing formulas are rubber-polymer based, instead of asphalt-based, which gives them incredible flexibility and...

Green Energy Pumps Use Nature for Power and Drainage

By Melissa Morton The non-electric EGR pumps are installed vertically in the ground with a drill. The pump the water down under the...

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...

The Basics of Integral Crystalline Waterproofing

Over the past three decades, an innovative technology known as Integral Crystalline Waterproofing (ICW) has been changing the way concrete...

Sizing Up a Sump Pump

By Duane Friend, University of Illinois Extension The right sump pump should be big enough to handle the expected volume of water and...

Grouts for Waterproofing and Repair

Polyurethane grouts can stabilize soils, fill voids, and seal leaking infrastructure. There are many options for repairing leaks in...

Roofing a Landmark

Commercial roofing projects can be complex. On many jobs, the installer must deal with dozens of penetrations, extensive detailing at...

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure

Drainage systems are a key component of any below-grade waterproofing job.  Here, a dimple drain sheet will direct water to the...

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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:

Empire State Building  Waterproofing Renovation

Empire State Building Waterproofing Renovation

By Vanessa Salvia For the first time in the Empire State Building’s history, the entirety of each fin is uniformly coated with a silver waterproof paint. One of the most iconic buildings in the nation, if not the world, received a much-needed facelift. A...

Mold Growth in New Construction

Mold Growth in New Construction

By Michael Rubino It’s More Common Than You think Tips on how to prevent a costly remediation. As a mold expert, I am constantly encountering people with major mold issues in their home. Often, the high remediation cost has led people to look towards new...

Waterproofing Metal Buildings

Waterproofing Metal Buildings

    By Vanessa Salvia Application of MFM Building Products' Ultra HT. The beige metal roof can be seen on the lower portion of the building. It may seem unnecessary to waterproof a metal structure, since metal is inherently waterproof. Metal structures are...

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....

Summer 2021 News

Summer 2021 News

SPRI, the association representing sheet membrane and component suppliers to the commercial roofing industry, is reviewing two documents for re-approval as American National Standards.ANSI/SPRI FX-1 Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Withdrawal...

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....

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

Waterproofing Metal Buildings

Waterproofing Metal Buildings

    By Vanessa Salvia Application of MFM Building Products' Ultra HT. The beige metal roof can be seen on the lower portion of the building. It may seem unnecessary to waterproof a metal structure, since metal is inherently waterproof. Metal structures are...

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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