Tag: sealant

How to Select the Right Silicone Sealant

  For over 40 years, silicone sealants have been used extensively in the construction market for applications requiring enhanced durability and strength compared to its predecessors, the organic-based sealants such as polyurethanes and polysulfides. But not all silicone sealants are the same, so understanding their chemistries and basic cure characteristics is critical to selecting the….


How to Choose the Right Backer Rod?

What is a Backer Rod? How do I Install It? Backer Rod is an integral component of sealant joints, it provides three main functions that allow the sealant joint to perform. The backer rod most importantly acts as a bond breaker, preventing what is commonly referred to as three sided adhesion. This is when the….


Sealant Compatibility with Air Barrier, Deck Coating and Waterproofing? No Sweat!

Innovative urethane technology is now available to eliminate the problems that occur when incompatible sealants are used under air barriers, deck coatings and waterproofing.  In fact, one product can be used for all these applications – with warranted performance longer than standard urethanes at 10 years. Within hours, using the wrong sealant can begin to….