"Caulking" in the building trades is to close up openings, gaps and joints of a building using a specified sealant. Caulking controls water penetration, provides thermal insulation and can even reduce noise pollution. On the exterior of masonry buildings caulking is primarily placed to control water infiltration. Controlling water infiltration is a preventative maintenance easily done by replacing caulk on a building, but if not done or if not done properly then larger issues may soon develop that can become costly to the building owners. There are different types of caulk sealants that can be used for different applications. Let our experts help you with the caulking maintenance on your building to help keep the water out. We can take a look at the caulk sealant around your windows and doors, but those are not the only places that caulk may need to be replaced. There is also caulk in control joints and copings that may need replacing. Let our experts take a look at your building and we can give you our professional opinion on what caulk should be used, where it should be placed, and why?
There are 2 main types of backer rod for caulk/sealant applications on a masonry building. There is the open-cell foam and the closed-cell foam backer rods. The open cell is porous and will allow gasses to escape in order to prevent the caulk from blistering. Closed-call backer rods are impermeable and do not adsorb water. However they are less compressible and do not allow gases to vent through, which may become an issue depending on the sealant being applied and the construction of the building. Bruno Construction masonry, Inc. Can determine which caulk sealant and backer rod combination is best for your project. We are here to help!
Caulking on taller buildings such as high rises is extremely important as it is easy for wind driven rain to enter around window openings and balconies with deteriorated or faulty caulk joints. Whether it is a single family home or high rise. A Commercial Building or Residential. Bruno Construction can take of your caulking needs.
If you need a Caulking Contractor to replace or install new caulking on your building then we can help. We provide caulking and sealant services on commercial and residential buildings. Caulking on control joints and caulking around doors and window or whereever it is needed to seal the building. We can be your caulking contractor in Chicago and surrounding suburbs.