Waterproofing an Airplane Factory

By Ashley Gee Built in America’s wettest city, this new aircraft factory required extensive, innovative waterproofing to ensure the...

Traditional Roofing vs. New Alternatives

By Dan Calabrese Older Waterproofing Systems Still Survive, But Many Have New Twists Rob Cisneros remembers when Cetco began offering...

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...

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...

Vancouver Library

Among the most iconic buildings in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, is the nine-story Vancouver Public Library (VPL) Central...

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...

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...

Waterstops

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

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:

Case Study: Pool Deck Crack Repair

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 concerns: First, they did not want this crack to re-open through their surface coating, and second, they were worried...

Cool Roofing

Cool Roofing

By Vanessa Salvia   Just as wearing light-colored clothing on a hot, sunny day results in a cooler feeling on your skin, cool roofs can make any building feel more cool on a hot, sunny day. A cool roof is one that has been designed to reflect more sunlight...

Protecting a Foundation From Drought

Protecting a Foundation From Drought

By Vanessa Salvia   Periods of drought not only wreak havoc on a home’s landscaping, extreme dryness wreaks havoc on a home’s foundation too. In an age of climate change, some areas are becoming both more wet and more dry, which is a cycle that can cause...

Fall 2021 News

Fall 2021 News

SprayWorks Equipment Group, a spray foam and coatings equipment company, announced its new building in Kent, Ohio. The expansion comes with a lot of positive changes for the company: a new location with 28,000 square feet; a large capacity Spray Foam School & ...

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

Cool Roofing

Cool Roofing

By Vanessa Salvia   Just as wearing light-colored clothing on a hot, sunny day results in a cooler feeling on your skin, cool roofs can make any building feel more cool on a hot, sunny day. A cool roof is one that has been designed to reflect more sunlight...

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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