Coatings Project Profile

Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets Dorm Renovations

College Station,TX

Completion Date: June 2017

“Although HydroStop® proved to be difficult at times due to all the inclement weather we faced, the end result and the product we turned over to A&M was amazing. It was the perfect application for the amount of penetrations on each roof. I probably won’t ever see another roof with this amount of ‘detail work’ and I am fine with that.”

Barry Muise, Director of Construction

Job Details

College Station, TX
Job Size
Over 100,000 square feet
Building Owner:
Texas A&M University

Absolute Roofing & Waterproofing

122 Rose Lane Suite J1 Frisco, TX 75034

(972) 987-4008

Building Overview 

  • The Corps of Cadets Halls are on-campus housing for approximately 2,600 students at Texas A&M University. The halls were constructed in 1939 and were referred to at the time as the “new area.” Today, Corps Halls is referred to as the Corps Quadrangle or “Quad” for short, and is located across the field where the Corp of Cadets train.

The Challenge

  • This project consisted of the demolition of the entire roof and interior of nine existing Corps of Cadets dorms. We were tasked with installing a very difficult tapered system and ½" primed DensDeck® Roof Board to 80-yearold concrete.


  • We were originally awarded this project using a different system. Due to the large number of roof penetrations and the overabundance of other trades working on the roof, we suggested going with the HydroStop® PremiumCoat® System. This would allow us to “dry in” the roof with HydroStop® Foundation Coat and Fabric which would allow other trades to complete their work for a few months while walking on the partially completed roof system. We would then come back in and repair any damaged areas with HydroStop® Foundation Coat and Fabric and then build up to our required mil thickness needed (for warranty) with the appropriate coats of HydroStop® Finish Coat. The GC liked the idea but A&M was not sold on it. The day that GAF acquired Quest Construction Products is the day the HydroStop® PremiumCoat® System solution was approved by Texas A&M. 

Key Facts

  • At one point, this project had 437 workers onsite working on multiple buildings at a time. The staging areas were small to nonexistent, and this led to a logistical challenge throughout the project. Every load and movement on the grounds had to have a flagger at all times, and deliveries were scheduled a week in advance.

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