"Do it right the first time" — it's almost a cliche. But when it comes to waterproofing, not doing it right the first time can have truly disastrous results. A leaky foundation in a residential building can damage finishes and furnishings, even the structure itself. In a commercial building, water can ruin expensive equipment and disrupt vital work. It all adds up to lost money, wasted time, upset customers — and sometimes litigation. Waterproofing isn't pretty, and since it's going to get buried anyway, it's easy to skimp and go for dampproofing instead — that cold black stuff in a bucket that you paint on. But dampproofing will only retard moisture; it can't