waterproofing

noun
wa·ter·proof·ing | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌprü-fiŋ , ˈwä- \

Definition of waterproofing 

1a : the act or process of making something waterproof

b : the condition of being made waterproof

2 : something (such as a coating) capable of imparting waterproofness

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Penhall has since finished the seam-filling work, installing a rubbery waterproofing substance that extends the life of the road. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "Contractor herding traffic near fiery I-84 crash had safety plan. Here's what it said," 29 June 2018 The company is installing a rubbery waterproofing material that extends the life of the roadway. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "Drivers wonder whether I-84 lane closures contributed to crash that killed 4," 20 June 2018 Also, a handful of communities, including Marin and San Mateo counties, are suing many of the world’s largest oil companies for their role in climate change, hoping to win money to pay for the waterproofing. Kurtis Alexander, SFChronicle.com, "Many coastal properties may be flooded out by 2045, climate report warns," 17 June 2018 Excavating and waterproofing from the outside might be more expensive than installing an interior drainage system. Kevin Brasler, Philly.com, "Solve a wet basement by fixing the problem, not managing it," 1 May 2018 This meant waterproofing, buoyancy control, tweaking weight distributions and figuring out an unobtrusive way to share information underwater. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "Robotic Fish to Keep a Fishy Eye on the Health of the Oceans," 21 Mar. 2018 Commissioners opened three bids for exterior work, with an alternate for repair and waterproofing of the foundation, and two bids for new windows. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Porter County Commissioners: Courthouse renovation work bids in range," 8 May 2018 Other Great Tech Deals Garmin Fenix 3 HR GPS Multisport Smartwatch for $240 (Was $350): Certified Refurbished with heart rate monitoring, waterproofing, and GPS. Wired Staff, WIRED, "Charge up With an Exclusive RAVPower Deal and More," 11 Apr. 2018 And they were delighted that the house had a new roof, insulation, basement waterproofing, septic field, windows and electrical and plumbing systems. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "The D.I.Y. Country House," 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of waterproofing

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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