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Green Rooftops

By Clark Ricks The garden roof atop Chicago’s City Hall was one of the first in the city, using more than 100 species of plants, arranged by...

Waterproofing Decks

Horizontal surfaces exposed to the weather can be difficult to waterproof. Inadequate slope can create areas of standing water. In...

A Watertight Urban Oasis

Renovations of the famed water features at Fountain Place focused on waterproofing with seamless, flexible, chemical and UV resistant...

2020 Waterproofing Industry Forecast

As we move into 2020, the waterproofing industry appears poised for another solid year of growth.  New construction may be slowing down...

Working With Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber makes basement structural repair easier and more profitable.  Whether the job calls for straps, staples, or whole sheets of...

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...

Hybrid Sealants for Crack Repair by Richard Catley

Hybrid sealants are gaining popularity due to various performance properties. Here, a hybrid sealant is being used to seal a large...

Continuous Automated Rooftop Leak Detection

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

Current Issue

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

Drying Out a Waterfront Crawlspace

Drying Out a Waterfront Crawlspace

By Vincent Boccia This was not just any crawlspace – it was a crawlspace located within 30 feet of the Great Peconic Bay, on Long Island, New York. The north fork of the bay is home to the island’s well-known wineries, and its south fork is where New York City...

Commercial Above Grade

Waterproofing a Historic Stadium

Waterproofing a Historic Stadium

The expansion and modernization of Bill Snyder Family Stadium at Kansas State University required a significant amount of waterproofing.The football stadium at Kansas State University has seen some historic moments.  Originally built in 1968 with 35,000 seats,...

Liquid Cold-Applied Roofing

Liquid Cold-Applied Roofing

 Cold, fluid-applied roofing solutions offer a host of benefits, including improved safety, reduced fumes, less equipment, and faster cure times.   Originally, the phrase “cold-applied roofing” described  solvent-based built-up roofing (BUR) that did not require heat...

Green Roof for A Stadium

Green Roof for A Stadium

Adapted from Greenroofs.com For many, summer means baseball.  In 2015, the oldest baseball stadium in the U.S., the Boston Red Sox’ home field Fenway Park underwent a major upgrade, including enhanced Wi-Fi and two new 30-foot-high jumbotrons.  One of the...

Structural Repairs

Admixtures as Waterproofing

Admixtures as Waterproofing

Integral waterproofing admixtures—including crystalline and various densifiers--have proven to be a great solution for new concrete construction. Concrete is a porous material prone to cracking.  That’s why nearly all commercial and residential concrete...

Carbon Fiber for Structural Repair

Carbon Fiber for Structural Repair

By Vanessa Salvia Carbon fiber is being used around the world to repair and strengthen concrete. Here, a roof deck on the island of Mauritius is being repaired after a catastrophic fire.  Carbon fiber is the strongest man-made material in the world. That...

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