Green Rooftops

By Clark Ricks The garden roof atop Chicago’s City Hall was one of the first in the city, using more than 100 species of plants, arranged by...

Working In an Era of Covid-19

By Diana Parks As the coronavirus continues its debilitating impact on the health of  individuals, economies, and world markets, it’s only a matter...

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...

Green Decks

Green decks—essentially a green roof set at grade—are becoming increasingly popular.  In addition to improved aesthetics, they can reduce pollution...

Blindside Waterproofing

By Clark Ricks Blindside waterproofing is one of the most difficult application methods.  Here, Voltex, a bentonite sheet membrane from...

2020 Waterproofing Industry Forecast

As we move into 2020, the waterproofing industry appears poised for another solid year of growth.  New construction may be slowing down...

Livable Basements

These before-and-after photos show how proper waterproofing, structural repair, and lighting can transform below-grade living space. An...

Basement Finishing Kits

By Ron Greenbaum Innovative materials and less construction mess are a few advantages these systems offer. As waterproofing...

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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