About Us

History

In the early 1990's, the Caulking Contractors Association and the Waterproofing Contractors Association amalgamated to form the Sealant and Waterproofing Association. Both smaller associations had common members, and in this regard, it was felt that one large association would have a greater impact and stronger voice in the industry.

The Sealant and Waterproofing Association is comprised of union and non-union contractors who operate a sealant and waterproofing business in the ICI sector in the Province of Ontario. Associate members are engaged in operating a sealant and waterproofing manufacturing business, or supplying sealant and waterproofing materials in the Province of Ontario.

The objects of the SWA are:

  • to better and promote the caulking, sealing and waterproofing industry in Canada
  • to maintain the highest standards of construction and business methods
  • to promote better understanding and goodwill between the public, owners, specifying authorities, general contractors, architects and members of the SWA
  • to render any other services to its members as are incidental to or conducive to the attainment of the above objects

Over the past few years, the Sealant and Waterproofing Association has offered dinner meetings to its members. Such topics as Warranties, Liens, Specifications, Insurance Requirements, WCB Assessment Rates and Rent Control, have been presented to members. Held at Construction Centre and various other outside locations, these dinner meetings provide a good opportunity for members to network with one another.

During 1996, the Sealant and Waterproofing Association Board of Directors, under the direction of Mr. Ralph Jamieson as President, completely revised the membership application, making several changes to "tighten and strengthen" their industry.

Currently, several architects specify that those bidding on their jobs, or providing materials for their projects, must be members of the Sealant and Waterproofing Association.