Case Study: Interior Basement Waterproofing

By ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing  Above you can see the old sump pump...

Cool Roofing

By Vanessa Salvia The Cool Roof Rating Council explains that a cool roof is one...

Choosing and Installing Sump Pumps

By Vanessa Salvia Photo courtesy of Crawlspace Depot A typical installation of a submersible...

Asbestos in the Waterproofing Industry

By Gregory Fahrenbruch Testing showed that this was brown asbestos-containing ...

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

Creating a Livable Basement

Creating a Livable Basement

By Vanessa SalviaPhoto courtesy of Santa Fe Dehumidifiers  A Santa Fe Advance90 unit installed in a finished basement. According to the National Association of Homebuilders, more new homes are being built on slab foundations, without basements — 60.1% of all new...

Selecting Dehumidifiers

Selecting Dehumidifiers

By Vanessa Salvia Many homeowners select dehumidifiers based on the size listed on the box, which is often insufficient in a real-world basement environment. There are so many different types of dehumidifiers in different sizes and with different features....

Commercial Above Grade

Protecting Parking Deck Systems

Protecting Parking Deck Systems

By Amir Hassan, M.Sc., P.E., P.Eng. These open-to-the-elements structures need precautions. It’s hard to imagine any urban setting without parking garages. Given the limited availability of usable areas in busy cities, parking structures efficiently provide stalls for...

Structural Repairs

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...

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...

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