Construction Waterproofing Handbook: Second Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 26, 2008 - Architecture - 576 pages
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The Latest Waterproofing Techniques and Technology

Fully updated to include new techniques for mold remediation, Construction Waterproofing Handbook simplifies the critical task of keeping a building's envelope watertight. It begins with a tutorial on basic waterproofing concepts and materials, then moves on to the particulars of designing and installing systems in commercial, industrial, and residential structures.

Written by a renowned expert and popular author on the subject, this comprehensive guide provides key information on such matters as quality assurance, admixtures, expansion joints, testing, and safety. Because of recent natural disasters, clients are more concerned with waterproofing than ever. Construction Waterproofing Handbook provides everything you'll need to complete the most demanding projects with confidence and within budget.

Packed with hundreds of illustrations, Construction Waterproofing Handbook includes:

  • Innovative mold remediation techniques
  • New information about residential waterproofing
  • Illustrations of installation procedures
  • Detailed plans and specifications
  • SI units


• Waterproofing Principles • Below-Grade Waterproofing • Above-Grade Waterproofing • Residential Waterproofing • Sealants • Expansion Joints • Admixtures • Remedial Waterproofing • Mold • The Building Envelope • Life Cycles • Envelope Testing • Leak Investigation and Detection • Safety • Guide Specifications • Resources

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Chapter 2 BelowGrade Waterproofing
Chapter 3 AboveGrade Waterproofing
Chapter 4 Residential Waterproofing
Chapter 5 Sealants
Chapter 6 Expansion Joints
Chapter 7 Admixtures
Chapter 8 Remedial Waterproofing
Chapter 9 Mold
Quality Maintenance and Warranties
Chapter 12 Envelope Testing
Chapter 13 Leak Investigation and Detection
Chapter 14 Safety
Chapter 15 Guide Specifications for Waterproofing
Chapter 16 Resources

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Page 14-7 - Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200. Standard must be Consulted for specific requirements. US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Non-Mandatory Form) Form Approved OMB No. 1218-0072 IDENTITY (As Used on Label and List) Note: Blank spaces are not permitted. If any item is not applicable, or no information is available, the space must be marked to indicate that.
Page 15-47 - ASTM C 109 - Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars.
Page 15-64 - ... engine block, head, and all internal engine parts, water pump, intake manifold transmission case and all internal transmission parts, torque converter, drive shaft, universal joints, rear axle and differential, and rear wheel bearings of this vehicle to be free under normal use and service from defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date of original retail delivery or first use, or until it has been driven for fifty thousand (50,000) miles, whichever comes...
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Page 14-7 - Material Safety Data Sheet May be used to comply with OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200. Standard must be consulted for specific requirements. US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Non-Mandatory Form) Form Approved OMB No. 1218-0072 IDENTITY (As Used on Label and List) Note: Blank spaces are not permitted.
Page 14-9 - The information in this catalog is based on data obtained by our own research and is considered accurate. However, NO WARRANTY IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED REGARDING THE ACCURACY OF THESE DATA, THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE THEREOF, OR THAT ANY SUCH USE WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY PATENT. This information is furnished upon the condition that the person receiving it shall make his own tests to determine the suitability thereof for his particular purpose.
Page 5-20 - ... designer is to use the simple tension-test data and relate them to the strength of the part, regardless of the stress state or the loading situation". All of the tensile properties are defined in this section and are briefly discussed on the basis of the tensile test described in the preceeding section. MODULUS OF ELASTICITY The modulus of elasticity is the ratio of stress to the corresponding strain during elastic deformation. It is the slope of the straight line (elastic) portion of the stress-strain...
Page 14-7 - Use water to keep fire-exposed containers cool. If a leak or spill has not ignited, use water spray to provide protection for men attempting to stop the leak.

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About the author (2008)

Michael T. Kubal served as Chief Operating Officer of A. J. Jones Construction Company, one of the largest construction companies in the U.S. He has also authored Waterproofing the Building Envelope (0-07-035859-1) and Engineered Quality in Construction (0-07- 035943-1), both published by McGraw-Hill.

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