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Waterproofing

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Improving Building Envelope Connectivity with Preconstruction Meetings

As research and testing has expanded in recent years, so too has the awareness around the importance of connectivity for air- and water-tight buildings. As my friend and fellow building scientist, Gene Keeton, says, “There’s no good reason for a building to leak.” The preconstruction, or pre-con, meeting is the first step to ensuring that the real-world construction adequately matches the design intent.

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The 7 Must-Ask Questions to Achieve Proper Drainage

In my territory in Florida, drains and drainage are increasingly becoming an issue when dealing with our waterproofing ...
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The Importance of Maintaining Proper Sealant Joints

As part of comprehensive building maintenance, the owner and facility manager have countless items to oversee, ...
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Adhesion and Compatibility: How Both Affect Critical Connections

When choosing the appropriate sealant for any building application, it’s important to understand the compatibility and ...
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How to Seal Metal Roof Screws More Quickly [Video Guide]

Sealing fasteners on metal roofs can be time-consuming and use up a lot of sealant. However, I recently discovered a ...

Parapet to Wall Detail: The Architects' Guide

The coping at the parapet-to-wall interface condition is one of the most difficult transitions to detail for design ...
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Adapting Parking Garages for the Future

Whether you are designing a new parking garage or own an existing one, parking and transportation trends will have a ...
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The Top 10 Building Enclosure Concerns

What would you do to prevent rework on your next jobsite? The cost of rework on a commercial construction project can ...
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How to Apply Sealant: The 3 Basic Steps

Transitions on the building envelope such as expansion joints, control joints and window-to-wall connections, are among ...
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Parking Garage Waterproofing with PUMA Technology

Hit with relentless vehicular traffic and extreme weather, parking garages face substantial abuse. Plus, any needed ...