With a seismic fault line running through the property and a multi-level water table, this apartment project in Southern California required unique below-grade waterproofing.
Single Ply Roofing: A Primer
By Mike Ennis
Single-ply roofing membranes, including PVC, TPO, and EPDM have become a popular and economical option for commercial flat roofs.
Options for Floor Coatings
By Vanessa Salvia
Epoxy and polyurethane formulations are both used to seal floors. Each system has advantages, and can be used successfully if properly installed.
The How and Why of Enclosed Crawlspaces
By Lindsay Brecheisen and Jonathan Coulter
Over the past decade, enclosed crawlspaces have become “best practice.” They improve efficiency and air quality, and are often a profitable retrofit options for waterproofing contractors to add to their list of services.
By Lindsay Brecheisen and Jonathan Coulter Enclosed crawlspaces improve the air quality and energy efficiency of the living space above. Crawlspace foundations are a popular feature in building construction throughout the United States. They are a go-to...read more
Soprema, Inc., the Ohio-based roofing and waterproofing company, has acquired Derbigum Americas Inc., the U.S. division of a Belgian roofing multinational. The move allows Soprema to add Derbigum's line of roofing adhesives, mastics and primers to the Resisto and Chem...read more
The foundation for this 118-unit apartment complex extends three stories below grade and spans an active fault line. Geofoam and blindside waterproofing ensures it stays dry. Blindside waterproofing systems are among the most difficult to design and...read more
By Mike Ennis Wausau High School in Wausau, Wisconsin, chose this EPDM single-ply roofing system for its superior puncture resistance. It may be hard for some waterproofers to admit, but when it comes to commercial construction, roofing contractors are the...read more
By Vanessa Salvia Epoxy and polyurethane are powerful waterproofing allies. While concrete is the most popular building material in the world, it does have drawbacks. Water is used in the formation of concrete, and water moves through concrete even after...read more