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Caulking Contractor Chicago and suburbs

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Caulking Services for Commercial and Residential

Bruno Construction Masonry, Inc is a caulking contractor offering caulking and sealant services throughout the Chicago-land Area Since 1984. Caulking services provided on commercial and residential buildings.

Caulking can be just as important as tuckpointing. It seals joints to prevent water infiltration. On this Hotel we removed the existing failing caulking and placed new Dow Corning products around all the window frames to help with the water infiltration issues that were occurring.

 "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?

After you have decided what type of caulk sealant you need to use the decisions don't stop there. Most likely a backer rod will also need to be used prior to the caulk placement. Backer rod, also called back-up rod and backer material, is a flexible foam material used behind the caulking to reduce the amount of caulk needed, it increases the elasticity and it allows the caulk into contact with the sides of the joint where it can have a proper bond. It also allows the caulk to flex more as well to prevent the caulk from tearing. By reducing the amount of caulk needed on your project, it can also keep costs down by filling parts of the joints where caulk is not needed.

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.

Copings are located at the top of a masonry wall. If the joints fail it becomes an easy way for water to enter the building. Coping joints need to be re-caulked every few years to help keep the building watertight. Bruno Construction offers Caulking and Sealing Services.

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 wherever it is needed to seal the building. We can be your caulking contractor in Chicago and surrounding suburbs.


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