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Below Grade Repair Strategies

Basement repair work has a number of attractive features for contractors already involved in waterproofing. It dovetails well with...

High Performance Crawlspace Liners

By Ryan McCoy A typical crawlspace liner installation by Central Illinois Insulation Humidity levels inside an unsealed or poorly...

Hybrid Sealants for Crack Repair by Richard Catley

Hybrid sealants are gaining popularity due to various performance properties. Here, a hybrid sealant is being used to seal a large...

Polymer Rubber Gel Systems

A little-known material is making inroads in the waterproofing market that offers a host of unique advantages.  Called Polymer Rubber...

Cold Liquid-Applied Roofing

by Kelly Franklin “Cold-applied roof system” originally meant a built-up roof that did not require heat to install, but today it encompasses cold...

Below Grade Waterproofing 101

By Kevin Smith Selecting the appropriate below-grade waterproofing solution for your specific project and unique conditions is not...

Electronic Leak Detection High vs. Low Voltage

Low-voltage testing is especially useful on green roofs, such as this Chicago City Hall installation, because overburden can stay in...

Big Convention Center Gets a Big Green Roof

Adding nearly 6 ½ acres of green space to midtown Manhattan, the massive roof space is broken up into smaller areas by paver-covered...

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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:

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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