Waterproofing Engineering for Engineers, Architects, Builders, Roofers and Waterproofers (Classic Reprint)

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Waterproofing engineering is not taught in any college, and the writers of engineering papers descriptive of engineering works only rarely embody information on waterproofing. In general, this branch of engineering is given far too little consideration and study in the laboratory and in construction. Its importance warrants a better acquaintance with its laws than exists among those most vitally interested. To remedy this condition and seemingly to supply a real need to the profession, I commenced, early in 1914, a systematic search and diligent study of existing literature on the subject of waterproofing. The field was large but the harvest surprisingly small. Secrecy is the keynote in nearly all commercial literature on waterproofing; but with the aid of chemistry much of this was dispelled. The technical literature is often but semi-illuminating, though some excellent papers and reports have been read before various engineering societies. In fact, the impression gained from perusing the literature extant on waterproofing was, that the subject seemed to be regarded as a sort of necessary evil in engineering, to be overcome as best as the exigency of the case would permit, and if this failed to try again and again until successful. The cost of waterproofing was often the last consideration, but it invariably became the least in the mad effort to successfully waterproof the more important structures. This attitude is fundamentally and morally wrong and economically unsound, because we may find it expedient to justify our ignorance, but never profitable.

In writing this book it is believed that my extensive practical experience and experimental research work in waterproofing engineering has qualified me to undertake this task, the magnitude of which has not been underestimated. Much thought and labor were devoted to the task of compiling and simplifying the text so as to make it understandable by all interested in the subject of waterproofing, which interest, fortunately, is gradually increasing among engineers, architects and contractors.

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The art of waterproofing, while having passed its infancy, is not yet in its adult stage, of development. That it has developed from a crude understanding and practice is evident from the fact that the ancient Romans would waterproof their structures by building foundation walls so thick that water could not possibly percolate through them.

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