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The Proof is in the Product®

Waterproof Coatings and Sealants for All Your Waterproofing Projects

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Ames Research Laboratories

Ames Research Laboratories, Inc. is a global manufacturer of rubberized elastomeric waterproof coatings that protect roofs, basements, foundations, decks and more. Ames is a woman owned, privately held business founded by a United States veteran. Ames is proud to say our coatings are manufactured in the USA.


  • ABAA Evaluated
  • IAPMO UPC Certified & Listed
  • Made in America
  • ECO-Friendly, Water Based, Non-Toxic, Low VOC

Waterproofing Project Types

Protect & add longevity to your home or facility

Basements & Foundations

Roof Coating Projects

Tile & Stone Projects

Decks, Floors, & Patios

Applications by Field

Coatings and sealant solutions based on your project type and field.

Do it Yourself

Contractors & Professionals

Facilities Maintenance

Find us at Trade Shows

Upcoming Events

Wallace Fall Convention

September 27th - 29th

Sevierville Convention Center
Sevierville, TN
Booth #I15

International Builder Show

January 31st - February 2nd

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
Booth #SU1053

About Us

Trusted for Decades

Ames Research Laboratories has been creating top of the line waterproof coatings and sealants for decades. Our products are engineered for the professional coating applicator, facility maintenance professional, and do-it-yourselfer. We are committed to being an open and honest company that focuses on delivering you the proper product and long-term solutions. Our products are tried, tested and true, and our knowledgeable Technical Support staff is committed to supporting you before, during and after your project.

Retailer & Distributor Opportunities

AMES retailer and distributor program offers exclusive deals and perks including:


  • Bulk Purchasing with Free Shipping in the Continental United States
  • Low Opening Order
  • Marketing & Technical Support

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