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Digging Deeper Foundations = More Water Infiltration Challenges

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Creating a Healthy Crawl Space

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Case Study: Ocean City Boardwalk, New Jersey

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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

Drainage Boards and Footing Drains

Drainage Boards and Footing Drains

By Vanessa Salvia Foundation drains, also called footing drains, are typically installed adjacent to the footing on the outside and/or inside of the building structure to help prevent water damage.Water seepage into a building’s foundation is one of the biggest...

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...

Commercial Above Grade

Vapor Barriers and  Underslab Solutions

Vapor Barriers and Underslab Solutions

By Vanessa Salvia Viper II 10-mil Class A vapor barrier being installed for a new city hall building in Wisconsin. The barrier was sealed to the foundation wall at the height of the concrete slab prior to concrete placement. Vapor barriers are a moisture control...

Managing Weight & Water In a Green Roof

Managing Weight & Water In a Green Roof

By Vanessa Salvia It is clear that a roof can have far more value than just being used as a place for air conditioning units. When a homeowner includes plans for a vegetated roof, the vegetated roof components can extend the roof life and can provide a patio for...

Structural Repairs

Options For Structural Repair

Options For Structural Repair

Residential foundation repair is a growing and profitable opportunity for waterproofers. Solutions can include piering, grouting, crack injection and carbon fiber. Many older homes are considered beautiful because of their character. It’s not unusual to...

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