Foundation Crack Repair with Low-Pressure Injection Systems

by Jay Schmid Today’s homeowners are demanding more useable living space, which increases expectations on their basements. These spaces...

Making the Most of Virtual Events

By Vanessa Salvia Across the board, in-person events such as workshops and conferences are being shifted to virtual platforms due to the...

Insulation, Air Barriers, and Waterproofing

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

Green Roof as a Retrofit Option

Whether the structure is a historic landmark, or of more recent construction, odds are pretty good that a green roof can be installed...

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....

Crystalline Solutions for Wastewater Plants

Wastewater treatment plants are notoriously difficult to waterproof. But an innovative waterproofing technology may offer an elegant...

Below Grade Waterproofing 101

By Kevin Smith Selecting the appropriate below-grade waterproofing solution for your specific project and unique conditions is not...

Low Pressure Injection Repair for Residential Foundations

By Louis F. Cole When repairing a foundation wall with an epoxy or polyurethane foam polymer, the preferred method is low pressure...

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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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