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Roofing America’s Largest Buildings

by Vanessa Salvia Enormous roofs—such as this one covering Ford Field in Detroit—require exceptional planning, logistics, and...

Underslab Barriers: Does Millage Matter?

When selecting an underslab barrier, the product’s thickness isn’t the only variable.   Performance characteristics—like moisture...

Dealing With Moisture on Lightweight Decks

In general, there are significant challenges to waterproofing any low-slope surface, and these challenges are compounded when this...

Dimple Drain Sheets

Waterproofing membranes are a critical component for keeping basements dry, but they’re only half the solution.  In most areas of the...

Sustainable Leak-Free Roofing

Perm Ratings and Puncture Resistance – Striking the Right Balance for Optimum Performance In recent decades, the world has become more...

Blindside Waterproofing

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

Options for Underslab Waterproofing

By Ashley Gee Perm Ratings and Puncture Resistance – Striking the Right Balance for Optimum Performance The use of underslab vapor...

Sump Pumps Under the Stage

By Clark Ricks A significant portion of concert hall at Sonoma State University sits below grade and below the water table.  An innovative...

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: Shoshone Power Plant

Case Study: Shoshone Power Plant

The Shoshone Power Plant was built nearly a century ago, deep in a river canyon near Cody, Wyoming.The town, located 50 miles east of Yellowstone Park, was founded by the famous wild west showman William “Buffalo Bill” Cody in the late 1890s. His vision...

Electronic Leak Detection: An Update

Electronic Leak Detection: An Update

New electronic leak detection methods can locate even the smallest leaks with pinpoint accuracy on both vertical and horizontal surfaces For almost two decades, electronic leak detection (ELD) has been used in North America to test for leaks in new and...

Joints and Waterstops

Joints and Waterstops

Available in a range of profiles and materials, waterstops can play a major role in preventing water leakage in concrete joints. In addition to membranes, coatings, and drainage, large commercial structures usually require some type of waterstop to keep...

Options For Structural Repair

Options For Structural Repair

Residential foundation repair is a growing and profitable opportunity for waterproofers. Solutions can include piering, grouting, crack injection and carbon fiber. Many older homes are considered beautiful because of their character. It’s not unusual to...

Spring 2020 News

Spring 2020 News

A new report predicts that the waterproofing membrane market will see solid growth for the next decade, averaging 8% annually.The report was researched and published by Fact.MR, a consulting firm with offices in Ireland and the UAE.“Waterproofing membranes are...

Residential Below Grade

Below Grade Waterproofing 101

Below Grade Waterproofing 101

By Kevin Smith Selecting the appropriate below-grade waterproofing solution for your specific project and unique conditions is not always an obvious choice. A wide variety of issues must be considered in order to make the proper selection — basically the...

Drying Out a Waterfront Crawlspace

Drying Out a Waterfront Crawlspace

By Vincent Boccia This was not just any crawlspace – it was a crawlspace located within 30 feet of the Great Peconic Bay, on Long Island, New York. The north fork of the bay is home to the island’s well-known wineries, and its south fork is where New York City...

Commercial Above Grade

Joints and Waterstops

Joints and Waterstops

Available in a range of profiles and materials, waterstops can play a major role in preventing water leakage in concrete joints. In addition to membranes, coatings, and drainage, large commercial structures usually require some type of waterstop to keep...

Structural Repairs

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