Void Fill and Underpinning at the University of Florida

A biomedical building on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainsville was showing signs of foundation failure.  There were...

Sealing Commercial Concrete

The concrete in this canal was restored and waterproofed with a crystalline waterproofing compound, saving millions of dollars....

Options for Finishing Basements

by Ron Greenbaum Waterproofers have an advantage over others when it comes to finishing below-grade space, since they know how to make the area dry...

The Crawlspace: Link to A Healthy Home

   By André Lacroix A fact you won’t soon forget: Human beings breathe up to 70,000 times per day.  The U.S. Environmental Protection...

Waterproofing in Expansive Clay Soils

By Dan Calabrese Cave-In Catastrophe: Expansive clay soil is a deadly enemy to foundation walls, like this one, which caved in as the...

Understanding Integral Waterproofing

Integral waterproofing can be faster, cheaper, and more reliable than coatings and membranes.  The California Academy of Science in San...

Cut and Cover Tunnels

Most tunnels are actually built as trenches using cut-and-cover techniques.  This St. Louis subway tunnel was built using the...

Blindside Waterproofing

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

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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