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Traditional Roofing vs. New Alternatives

By Dan Calabrese Older Waterproofing Systems Still Survive, But Many Have New Twists Rob Cisneros remembers when Cetco began offering...

Do’s and Don’ts of Basement Drainage

Many factors and variables determine how to best address a waterproofing or drainage issue.  The Basement Health Association hosted a...

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...

Epoxy or Polyurethane Foam?

By Jay Schmid For typical residential applications, crack injection can be accomplished in less than one hour and can be done...

Sloped Roofs – Roof Pitch and System Selection

The optimal roofing product for a building depends primarily on a roof’s slope and weight-bearing capacity.With a pitch that varies from...

Rooftop Decking

One of the most difficult waterproofing scenarios for a roofer is creating a walkable rooftop deck over a wooden substrate. Typically,...

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...

Effective Waterproofing for ICF Structures

By Brian Corder PolyWall Detail Strip applied to primed footing Protecting a structure from moisture is a critical part of any construction,...

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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

The Crawlspace: Link to A Healthy Home

The Crawlspace: Link to A Healthy Home

   By André Lacroix A fact you won’t soon forget: Human beings breathe up to 70,000 times per day.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tells us that “the air in the average American home is a minimum of five times (and can be as much as 100...

Below Grade Waterproofing 101

Below Grade Waterproofing 101

By Kevin Smith Selecting the appropriate below-grade waterproofing solution for your specific project and unique conditions is not always an obvious choice. A wide variety of issues must be considered in order to make the proper selection — basically the...

Commercial Above Grade

Joints and Waterstops

Joints and Waterstops

Available in a range of profiles and materials, waterstops can play a major role in preventing water leakage in concrete joints. In addition to membranes, coatings, and drainage, large commercial structures usually require some type of waterstop to keep...

Sustainable Leak-Free Roofing

Sustainable Leak-Free Roofing

Perm Ratings and Puncture Resistance – Striking the Right Balance for Optimum Performance In recent decades, the world has become more environmentally conscious, and the construction industry is no exception. The popularity of the U.S. Green Building...

Structural Repairs

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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