Selecting Dehumidifiers
By Vanessa Salvia
Many homeowners think they can buy a dehumidifier off the shelf of a big box store and plug it in down in their basement. But there are many problems with this approach, including inadequate drainage, inadequate air movement, lack of air filtration, and sometimes catastrophic failure. 

Options for Structural Repair: Crack Repair, Carbon Fiber, Piering, Grouting 
By Vanessa Salvia
Here’s a primer on the four major aspects of repair when there is a structural or non-structural issue with a basement. It takes some skill to discern which approach is best, especially with regard to cracking, and the experts we talked to broke it down for us. 

Waterproofing Metal Buildings
By Vanessa Salvia
Metal structures have a lot of advantages, but when it comes to waterproofing they need special consideration. Many waterproofing membranes aren’t designed to be under metal. Since a metal structure bakes all day in hot sun, the materials need to be formulated for high temperatures.

Mold Growth in New Construction
By Michael Rubino
A mold expert explains how owners of new homes are regularly encountering major mold issues. Just because a home has no water damage doesn’t mean it is immune to mold. 

Waterproofing and Renovating the Empire State Building 
By Vanessa Salvia
One of the most iconic buildings received a much-needed facelift. A recent waterproofing and renovation project restored the Art Deco luster of the Empire State Building, the world-renowned 102-story skyscraper in New York City.

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Mold Growth in New Construction

Mold Growth in New Construction

By Michael Rubino It’s More Common Than You think Tips on how to prevent a costly remediation. As a mold expert, I am constantly encountering people with major mold issues in their home. Often, the high remediation cost has led people to look towards new...

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Waterproofing Metal Buildings

Waterproofing Metal Buildings

    By Vanessa Salvia Application of MFM Building Products' Ultra HT. The beige metal roof can be seen on the lower portion of the building. It may seem unnecessary to waterproof a metal structure, since metal is inherently waterproof. Metal structures are...

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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....

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Summer 2021 News

Summer 2021 News

SPRI, the association representing sheet membrane and component suppliers to the commercial roofing industry, is reviewing two documents for re-approval as American National Standards.ANSI/SPRI FX-1 Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Withdrawal...

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