Advances In Spray-Applied Basement Coatings

Many new waterproofing formulas are rubber-polymer based, instead of asphalt-based, which gives them incredible flexibility and...

Cold Liquid-Applied Roofing

by Kelly Franklin “Cold-applied roof system” originally meant a built-up roof that did not require heat to install, but today it encompasses cold...

Iron Bacteria: The Red Stuff

by Stephen Andras CWS, CSRS "Anyone that has installed basement drainage systems has encountered iron bacteria at one time or another."...

Continuous Automated Rooftop Leak Detection

Electronic leak detection technology can now be automated to monitor roof membrane performance continuously. Leaky roofs are a serious...

Waterproofing Alternative Construction Cobb, Straw, Wood Chip Block

By Vanessa Salvia Rain screen furring strips installed over plastered straw bale wall just before vertical siding is installed....

Greener Waterproofing

This massive 105-unit condo complex in Philadephia, Pa. used Rub-R-Wall, a water-based, spray applied membrane, to seal foundation walls...

Green Energy Pumps Use Nature for Power and Drainage

By Melissa Morton The non-electric EGR pumps are installed vertically in the ground with a drill. The pump the water down under the...

Big Convention Center Gets a Big Green Roof

Adding nearly 6 ½ acres of green space to midtown Manhattan, the massive roof space is broken up into smaller areas by paver-covered...

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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

Great Work, Wrong Problem

Great Work, Wrong Problem

By Dave Hutcher   To seal or not to seal, that is the question . . .  I’ll never forget the wonderful couple I met in the fall of 1999. They called me out to their home in central Pennsylvania to see what could be done about water entering their basement...

Commercial Above Grade

Case Study: Pool Deck Crack Repair

Case Study: Pool Deck Crack Repair

The American Restoration company out of San Francisco, California, was hired to repair a cracking concrete slab around a swimming pool. They had two concerns: First, they did not want this crack to re-open through their surface coating, and second, they were worried...

Structural Repairs

Crystalline vs. Gel Waterproofing

Crystalline vs. Gel Waterproofing

By Mario Baggio A vertical, below-grade application of biochemically modified gel. In the ongoing search for a waterproofing system that not only protects but also extends the lifespan of a concrete structure, the focus has shifted from short-term surface...

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...

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