Prepping the Basement

By Lou Cole Before installing any basement finishing system, all structural and moisture issues must be corrected. Finishing a basement...

Fixing Failing Poured Wall Foundations

By Melissa Morton Resistance or push pier systems use the weight of the building to push the piles into the ground until they reach...

Working In an Era of Covid-19

By Diana Parks As the coronavirus continues its debilitating impact on the health of  individuals, economies, and world markets, it’s only a matter...

Library of Congress Green Roof

One of the largest green roofs built in the past decade covers the audio-visual archives of the Library of Congress in Culpepper, Va,...

Worry Free Sump Pumps

by Melissa Morton Back-up pumps, batteries, switches and alarm systems make waterproofing systems worry-free. The sump pump is the heart...

Silicone Roof Coatings

Silicone roof coatings are flexible, easy-to apply and extremely durable.  They can rehabilitate a wide variety of roof types, such as...

Polyurea Coatings: The Basics

Polyurea is an extremely versatile compound, and has been used successfully for waterproofing tanks, parking garages, reservoirs,...

Vapor Barriers and the Underslab Solution

By Clark Ricks It’s perhaps the most overlooked area of the building envelope.  Builders and designers who always specify waterproofing...

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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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