Cut and Cover Tunnels

Most tunnels are actually built as trenches using cut-and-cover techniques.  This St. Louis subway tunnel was built using the...

A New Look at Ballasted Roofs

When gravel, pavers, or vegetation is used to hold roofing components in place, the result is a ballasted roof. This time-tested...

Dealing with Drainage Avoid Penny-Pinching, Avoid Foundation Drainage Problems

By Dan Calabrese Drain sheets like this dimple membrane relieve hydrostatic pressure and increase the reliability of waterproofing. In...

Roofing a Historical Landmark

By Clark Ricks Frank Lloyd Wright called the tabernacle “one of the architectural masterpieces of the country and perhaps the world.”...

Waterproofing an Airplane Factory

By Ashley Gee Built in America’s wettest city, this new aircraft factory required extensive, innovative waterproofing to ensure the...

New Options for Waterproofing Decks

Whether it’s a pool deck, high-rise balcony, small private patio or a sprawling rooftop deck, the demand  for reliable waterproofing...

Polymer Rubber Gel Systems

A little-known material is making inroads in the waterproofing market that offers a host of unique advantages.  Called Polymer Rubber...

Midwestern Floods Impact Waterproofing Industry

By Melissa Morton Flooding in Iowa turned 83 of 99 counties into disaster areas. Waterproofers report that the repair work and clean up...

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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:

Residential Below Grade

High Performance Crawlspace Liners

High Performance Crawlspace Liners

By Ryan McCoy A typical crawlspace liner installation by Central Illinois Insulation Humidity levels inside an unsealed or poorly encapsulated crawlspace are often higher than anywhere else in the home. Moisture can come from several different sources,...

Waterproofing Your Crawlspace

Waterproofing Your Crawlspace

By Ben Rogers We all tend to think of crawlspaces as dark and damp places in our homes, full of mold, must, and mildew that are to be feared and avoided. But with the proper care and maintenance, almost any crawlspace can become a useful part of the home...

Commercial Above Grade

Structural Repairs

Grouts for Waterproofing and Repair

Grouts for Waterproofing and Repair

Polyurethane grouts can stabilize soils, fill voids, and seal leaking infrastructure. There are many options for repairing leaks in concrete structures. One of the oldest, yet least understood repair methods utilizes polyurethane chemical grouts that react...

Options For Structural Repair

Options For Structural Repair

Residential foundation repair is a growing and profitable opportunity for waterproofers. Solutions can include piering, grouting, crack injection and carbon fiber. Many older homes are considered beautiful because of their character. It’s not unusual to...

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