Roofing America’s Largest Buildings

by Vanessa Salvia Enormous roofs—such as this one covering Ford Field in Detroit—require exceptional planning, logistics, and...

Waterproofing Sports Stadiums

New and renovated stadiums, such as this soccer arena in Berlin, Germany, pose many daunting challenges.  This particular structure was...

Options in Spray Equipment

By Clark Ricks Truck-mounted spray pumps are convenient.  Some units are small enough that the tank, heater, pump, reel and hoses will...

Waterproofing Bridges and Overpasses

A modern mix of sealants, membranes, and flashings are used to ensure that a bridge’s road deck can withstand the harsh environmental...

Dealing With Moisture on Lightweight Decks

In general, there are significant challenges to waterproofing any low-slope surface, and these challenges are compounded when this...

Vapor Barriers and the Underslab Solution

By Clark Ricks It’s perhaps the most overlooked area of the building envelope.  Builders and designers who always specify waterproofing...

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....

Getting Flat Roofs to Perform

by Dan Calabrese Contractors say it’s crucial to get a slope of at least a quarter-inch per foot in a flat roof. If someone calls you...

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

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...

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,...

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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