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Livable Basements

These before-and-after photos show how proper waterproofing, structural repair, and lighting can transform below-grade living space. An...

Greener Waterproofing

This massive 105-unit condo complex in Philadephia, Pa. used Rub-R-Wall, a water-based, spray applied membrane, to seal foundation walls...

Blindside Waterproofing

By Clark Ricks Blindside waterproofing is one of the most difficult application methods.  Here, Voltex, a bentonite sheet membrane from...

Deep Foundations: Waterproofing Way Below Grade

By Clark Ricks Deep foundations are becoming more common, as land prices encourage taller buildings and developers build on poorer...

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...

Roofing a Historical Landmark

By Clark Ricks Frank Lloyd Wright called the tabernacle “one of the architectural masterpieces of the country and perhaps the world.”...

A Systems-based Approach to Waterproofing

A successful waterproofing system is more than membranes.  By approaching waterproofing as a system, it’s possible to identify the root...

Integral Waterproofing on Commercial Jobs

Waterproofing admixures can eliminate the need for membranes.  They can even self-seal hairline cracks. Concrete is the world’s most...

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

Basement Backfill and Drainage

Basement Backfill and Drainage

Nearly all below-grade construction—commercial as well as residential—incorporates some sort of waterproofing layer.  These membranes are a critical component for keeping basements and other below-grade spaces dry, but they’re only half the solution. In...

Commercial Above Grade

Waterproofing Green Roofs

Waterproofing Green Roofs

Vegetated roofs offer numerous advantages, but waterproofing is the most critical component. Vegetated or green roofs are not a new concept.  The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, built thousands of years ago, is one famous example.  This show of rooftop...

Air Barriers

Air Barriers

It’s important to consider the whole of your factors when making this key decision for your building. Ask any air or vapor barrier professional what the first step is in determining the proper barrier for your building and they’ll likely say that climate zone is one...

Structural Repairs

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