Drain Tiles and Footing Drains
By Vanessa Salvia
Sheet drains, perforated pipe, and other products are used to create systems to collect moisture and route it away from the foundation without the risk of clogging.
Roofing America’s Largest Buildings
By Vanessa Salvia
The largest roofs in the U.S. have been completed with a number of different materials, including single ply membranes, spray-on coatings, and even green roofs.
Options for Underslab Waterproofing
In choosing an underslab moisture barrier, permeance is only one of the variables in the equation. The sheet’s tensile strength, puncture resistance, and other factors may be even more important.
Waterproofing a Deep Foundation
By Greg Maugeri
Sealing the deep foundation on this high rise apartment building near New York City presented a host of challenges. Integral crystalline waterproofing greatly simplified the job.
Inside This Issue
By Greg Maugeri Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey. Located just north of Staten Island, Bayonne is situated on a peninsula with Newark Bay to the west and New York Bay to the east. It’s basically surrounded by water. Developers wanted to...read more
By Ashley Gee Perm Ratings and Puncture Resistance – Striking the Right Balance for Optimum Performance The use of underslab vapor retarders/barriers has long been regarded as an effective, economical way to control moisture migration through concrete. The...read more
by Vanessa Salvia Enormous roofs—such as this one covering Ford Field in Detroit—require exceptional planning, logistics, and craftsmanship. Roofing is a challenging job. It requires skill, strength and experience. Often, workers are installing roofs in...read more
by Vanessa Salvia Water is heavy. Four feet of water exerts nearly 300 pounds of pressure per square foot of wall. This pressure, called hydrostatic pressure, is the force of water pressing against slabs or walls below the water table. A basement footing...read more
In February, winners were chosen for the Contractor Project of the Year competition. The annual event highlights excellence in roofing installation. The competition is organized by Sika Sarnafil, a major manufacturer of thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing...read more