Advances in Coatings

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

Midwestern Floods Impact Waterproofing Industry

By Melissa Morton Flooding in Iowa turned 83 of 99 counties into disaster areas. Waterproofers report that the repair work and clean up...

Repair Options for Cracked CMU Foundations

By Clark Ricks In the last issue of this magazine, we addressed fixing failing poured wall foundations.  Part II, printed below, offers...

Negative Side Waterproofing

– By Basil Mewes and Dieter Köster It’s Possible to Waterproof Leaking Basements From the Inside Water and moisture con-siderably reduce...

Drainage Systems for Athletic Fields

New drainage options for synthetic turf fields reduce downtime after storms and improve player safety during games. We’ve all witnessed...

Rehabilitating Reeds Creek Fish Hatchery

By Robert Armstead Polyurethane geofill was used to remediate an aging facility in West Virginia. The Reeds Creek Fish Hatchery in...

Securing the Roof Membrane Perimeter

This flat roof at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, was damaged due to high winds from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The corner and...

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:

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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