Tunnel Vision: Waterproofing a Megaproject

By Clark Ricks When the jobsite extends for miles, and waterproofing is needed on all surfaces, it’s clearly no ordinary project. ...

Midwestern Floods Impact Waterproofing Industry

By Melissa Morton Flooding in Iowa turned 83 of 99 counties into disaster areas. Waterproofers report that the repair work and clean up...

Polyurathane Foam Grouting

by Scott Kelly and Michelle Robinson Often, grouts are applied through a hole drilled next to the leak so water pressure forces the...

The Importance of Certified Installers

By Melissa Morton On many projects, the quality of waterproofing depends on the quality of the installer.  Certification can bring peace...

Fluid-Applied Roof Coatings

Requiring just a fraction of the time, effort, and cost of traditional roofing systems, liquid-applied roof membranes offer similar...

Radon Barriers

As building envelopes have gotten tighter, radon has become deadlier.  Underslab barriers, radon mitigation, and testing systems are healthy—and...

Foolproof Waterproofing for Below-Grade Walls: A Systems-Based Approach Gives Best Results

By Dave Polk When the ICF construction method goes below grade you have several issues you must deal with to properly waterproof the...

Integrating Green Roofs with Solar

The Soka University Performing Arts Center roof combines green and solar.  On a recent 100 degree day, the green roof was 50 degrees...

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

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...

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

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,...

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...

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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