Foam In Waterproofing Systems

“Rigid foam insulation works very well with many waterproofing systems,” explains John Cambruzzi at Insulfoam.  “It’s a product that is well...

Sustainability: Strategies to combine Effectiveness and Eco-friendliness

Waterproofing companies can take advantage of the "green building" movement by using products that last longer, use less resources, and...

Roofing America’s Largest Buildings

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

Solutions For Tunnel Waterproofing

The Bremerton Tunnel was waterproofed using a crystalline admix, which is self-sealing and less expensive than the alternative. Form...

Reflective Coating System Restores Florida Condo Tower’s Roof

By Karen Edwards This luxury condominium tower in Florida used a fluid-applied roofing system for successful repairs.  St. Raphael at Pelican Bay is...

Commercial Carbon Fiber Repair

By Bob Thompson It has been nearly 15 years since carbon fiber first made its emergence into the civil engineering arena.  Today, more and more...

Below Grade Waterproofing 101

By Kevin Smith Selecting the appropriate below-grade waterproofing solution for your specific project and unique conditions is not...

Floor Coatings as Waterproofing

Waterproofing typically deals with vertical below-grade surfaces, but horizontal slabs at or below grade require attention as well. With...

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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