Options for Structural Repair Piering, grouting, crack repair, and carbon fiber

By Vanessa Salvia A closeup of Safe Basements's SaberTooth Pier system. In the old days, a contractor would have to dig down outside a...

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....

Insulation, Air Barriers, and Waterproofing

Continuous insulation, seen here on a military housing project near Fairbanks, Alaska, can create complications in vapor barrier design....

Commercial Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber is a truly remarkable material.  Its tensile strength is about ten times stronger than steel, yet it weighs only one-fifth...

Advances in Coatings

Waterproofing manufacturers are constantly developing new and better products.  New solvents and better water-based products provide...

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,...

Backup Sump Pump Systems

Every Homeowner Should Consider this Basic Upgrade By Blake Jeffery Most homeowners understand that they have a primary sump pump in...

Waterproofing Basement Floor Slabs and Walls

By Vanessa Salvia Dimple membranes such as those seen here are commonly installed as an accessory to a drain tile system. The advantages...

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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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