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Waterproofing Industry Forecast

The U.S. overall unemployment rate of 3.7% is at a nearly 50-year low. The largest population centers in the country with the tightest...

Making the Most of Virtual Events

By Vanessa Salvia Across the board, in-person events such as workshops and conferences are being shifted to virtual platforms due to the...

Radon Barriers

As building envelopes have gotten tighter, radon has become deadlier.  Underslab barriers, radon mitigation, and testing systems are healthy—and...

Sloped Roofs – Roof Pitch and System Selection

The optimal roofing product for a building depends primarily on a roof’s slope and weight-bearing capacity.With a pitch that varies from...

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...

Protecting a World Class Bridge

The Bandra Worli Sea Link is one of the world’s longest bridges.  Stretching 5.6 kilometers (more than 2 .5 miles), the bridge connects...

Sealing Active Water Leaks

Water and moisture in the basement will considerably reduce the value of a home. That’s because moisture allows mold to grow, and the...

Prepping the Basement

By Lou Cole Before installing any basement finishing system, all structural and moisture issues must be corrected. Finishing a basement...

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:

Becoming a More “Digital-Friendly” Business

Becoming a More “Digital-Friendly” Business

By Vanessa Salvia With the changes to the in-person world due to the global pandemic, more and more businesses are trying to find ways to deal with the risk avoidance of the general public along with the ongoing need to find new customers. In today’s...

Making the Most of Virtual Events

Making the Most of Virtual Events

By Vanessa Salvia Across the board, in-person events such as workshops and conferences are being shifted to virtual platforms due to the global pandemic. This comes with some obvious cons, such as the loss of face-to-face interactions and after-hours...

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

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 choices, though, some leave the decisions to their roofing contractor.  We just let them tell us what we should do. If you...

The History of Drain Tiles

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 field drainage systems date back over 2000 years, they were first used in America in 1838. When farmer John Johnston...

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...

Waterproofing Basement Floor Slabs and Walls

Waterproofing Basement Floor Slabs and Walls

By Vanessa Salvia Dimple membranes such as those seen here are commonly installed as an accessory to a drain tile system. The advantages of having a basement are clear: Where land values are high, they become very cost effective because they provide...

Winter 2021 News

Winter 2021 News

Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance and its affiliate Weatherproofing Technologies Canada (WTC) have been awarded a public sector contract by Kinetic GPO for waterproofing and related products and services. The contract enables Kinetic GPO customers to expedite...

Residential Below Grade

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...

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