Waterstops

Mechanical waterstops come in a wide variety of materials, profiles, and sizes. In many cases, concrete structures are only as...

Foam In Waterproofing Systems

“Rigid foam insulation works very well with many waterproofing systems,” explains John Cambruzzi at Insulfoam.  “It’s a product that is well...

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...

Which is a Better Roofing System – TPO, EPDM, or PVC? Part 1

By Joel Lozon If you are in the market for a new roof, then you’ve likely already realized that there are a lot of choices to make.  With so many...

Selecting a Spray-Applied Air Barrier

By Colin Szewaga Until about 10 years ago, air barriers were virtually non-existent in the United States.  Today, though, they are a profitable and...

Waterproofing Pool Decks

By Vanessa Salvia A knock-down texture for a pool deck is an affordable option that keeps a pool deck cool and protects the concrete.  ...

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...

PVC Offers Flexibility, Durability, and Sustainability

PVC is used extensively in the construction industry; it is so omnipresent that people see PVC products almost every time they walk into...

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:

Strengthening Your Waterproofing Business

Strengthening Your Waterproofing Business

By Vanessa Salvia The world has changed. Because of COVID and how that limited in-person interactions, yes, but even before that, online interactions were becoming more commonplace. Customers are more knowledegable, and businesses have more competition...

Shriner’s International Project

Shriner’s International Project

Project provided multi-ply modified bitumen roofing for Shriner’s Kerack Polyglass U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems, teamed up with D&D Roofing, a roofing contractor in Nevada, to provide a new roofing system for...

Largest Waterfront Park in the Southeast

Largest Waterfront Park in the Southeast

By Meredith Cook Crews applied 700,000 board feet of Geofoam over the St. Pete Pier concrete deck. On July 6, 2020, the city of St. Petersburg welcomed Floridians to a revitalized 26-acre attraction—St. Pete Pier. Serving as a premier destination for residents and...

Waterproofing Pool Decks

Waterproofing Pool Decks

By Vanessa Salvia A knock-down texture for a pool deck is an affordable option that keeps a pool deck cool and protects the concrete.   Concrete is more vulnerable than it seems, especially when it comes to water damage. Since a pool deck is constantly...

InsulFoam’s Geofoam Completes Swimming Pool

InsulFoam’s Geofoam Completes Swimming Pool

With a lightweight payload, Midtown 360 project crews were able to quickly install nearly 13,720 cubic feet of material. Nearly 50 percent of the population of Orem, Utah, is comprised of young families with children under the age of 18 years old. This relatively high...

Cold vs. Hot-applied Liquid Applied Membranes and Coatings

Cold vs. Hot-applied Liquid Applied Membranes and Coatings

By Greg Austin There are many obvious reasons why durability is important for commercial construction and the waterproofing of covered podiums and plaza decks, green roofs, balconies, and terraces. Most of these public areas need to withstand foot traffic,...

Winter 2022 News

Winter 2022 News

Mapei’s Planiseal CR1 has been awarded SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification by SCS Global Services, an independent, ISO-accredited, third-party certification body. Unlike other cold-liquid-applied products on the market, Planiseal CR1 does not include asphalt, tar,...

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

Waterproofing Pool Decks

Waterproofing Pool Decks

By Vanessa Salvia A knock-down texture for a pool deck is an affordable option that keeps a pool deck cool and protects the concrete.   Concrete is more vulnerable than it seems, especially when it comes to water damage. Since a pool deck is constantly...

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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