Selected Reading On General Waterproofing And Roofing

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This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.


  • Bucher, Wm. Ward.  "Drying-In and Drying-Out; Flood-Damage Lessons From Hurricane Hugo."  The Old-House Journal, March/April 1991, pp. 40-43.
  • Byrne, Richard.  "On the Roof - How to Inspect and Maintain It."  Canadian Heritage, February 1982, pp. 38-40.
  • Gibson, D. Jameson Jr.  "Waterproofing Historic Foundations." The Old-House Journal, May/June 1992, pp. 41-45.
  • Jones, Larry.  "Dry Up Your Wet Basement."  The Old-House Journal, August/September 1984, pp. 150-151.
  • Labine, Clem.  "Roofing:  Repair Or Replace?"  The Old-House Journal, February 1981, pp. 29-32.
  • ________.  "Elegant Roofing."  Traditional Building, May/June 1993, Vol.6, No. 3, pp. 39-53.
  • ________.  "Roofs with Character."  Traditional Building, November/December 1989, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 17-20.
  •  ________.  "How to Repair an Old Roof."  The Old-House Journal, April 1983, pp. 64-69.
  • Labine, Clem, and Judith Siegel Lief.  "The Rise of the Ornamental Roof."  Traditional Building, May/June 1992, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 35-46.
  • Leeke, John.  "Water in the Cellar; Where is it Coming From? How Can You Stop It?  The Old-House Journal, May/June 1992, pp. 35-40.
  • Schechtman, Jonathan T.  "Bailing out of Wet Basements."  The Old-House Journal, August 1981, pp. 169-173.  
  • ________.  "Wet Basements."  The Old-House Journal, June 1981, pp. 123, 140-143.
  • Sweetser, Sarah M.  "Roofing for Historic Buildings." Preservation Briefs #4.  Washington, D.C.:  U.S. Department of the Interior, 1978.
  • Technical Staff, OHJ.  "Maintaining Your Roof:  Inspection Checklist."  The Old-House Journal, April 1983, p. 72.
  • Technical Staff, TB.  "Sheetmetal Embellishments", and "Sheetmetal Ornament Sourcelist."  Traditional Building, March/April 1993, Vol.6, No. 2, pp. 29-34.


  • Addleson, Lyall.  Building Failures, A Guide to Diagnosis, Remedy and Prevention.  2nd ed. London:  Butterworth Architecture, 1989.
  • Belle, John, John R. Hoke, and Stephen A. Kliment, eds. Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation, and Rehabilitation; From the 1932-1951 Editions of "Architectural Graphic Standards".  New York:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.
  • Gayle, Margot, David W. Look, and John G. Waite.  Metals in America's Historic Buildings.  Washington, D.C.:  U.S. Department of the Interior, 1980.
  • McCampbell, B. Harrison.  Problems in Roofing Design.  Boston: Butterworth Architecture, 1991.
  • Weaver, Martin E., with F. G. Matero.  Conserving Buildings: Guide to Techniques and Materials.  New York:  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993
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