Vapor Barriers and Underslab Solutions

By Vanessa Salvia Viper II 10-mil Class A vapor barrier being installed for a new city hall building in Wisconsin. The barrier was sealed to the...

Managing Weight & Water In a Green Roof

By Vanessa Salvia It is clear that a roof can have far more value than just being used as a place for air conditioning units. When a homeowner...

Waterproofing New Concrete

By Vanessa Salvia This is a commercial building that required a drainage board with a high compressive strength due to the...

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Vapor Barriers and  Underslab Solutions

Vapor Barriers and Underslab Solutions

By Vanessa Salvia Viper II 10-mil Class A vapor barrier being installed for a new city hall building in Wisconsin. The barrier was sealed to the foundation wall at the height of the concrete slab prior to concrete placement. Vapor barriers are a moisture control...

Managing Weight & Water In a Green Roof

Managing Weight & Water In a Green Roof

By Vanessa Salvia It is clear that a roof can have far more value than just being used as a place for air conditioning units. When a homeowner includes plans for a vegetated roof, the vegetated roof components can extend the roof life and can provide a patio for...

Waterproofing New Concrete

Waterproofing New Concrete

By Vanessa Salvia This is a commercial building that required a drainage board with a high compressive strength due to the immense hydrostatic pressure in the area. The engineer specified DMX Drain 15X. There are a lot of different ideas out...

Residential Below Grade

Creating a Livable Basement

Creating a Livable Basement

By Vanessa SalviaPhoto courtesy of Santa Fe Dehumidifiers  A Santa Fe Advance90 unit installed in a finished basement. According to the National Association of Homebuilders, more new homes are being built on slab foundations, without basements — 60.1% of all new...

Commercial Above Grade

Managing Weight & Water In a Green Roof

Managing Weight & Water In a Green Roof

By Vanessa Salvia It is clear that a roof can have far more value than just being used as a place for air conditioning units. When a homeowner includes plans for a vegetated roof, the vegetated roof components can extend the roof life and can provide a patio for...

Structural Repairs

Moisture Meters Are Essential For Roofers

Moisture Meters Are Essential For Roofers

By Del Williams Excess water in roofing materials after a disaster can lead to mold growth and material rot long after the initial incident.For roofing contractors dealing with any disaster where water intrusion plays a role, such as heavy rainstorms, hurricanes, or...

Leak Detection Systems Explained

Leak Detection Systems Explained

By Joe Dakin An aerial view of many leaks in a roof.Nearly all dictionary definitions state that a leak is the result of an accident — losing or admitting contents through a hole or crack in the barrier which was supposed to prevent those losses or gains. A leak is...

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