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caulk

[kȯk]
Also spelled calk.
(engineering)
To make a seam or point airtight, watertight, or steamtight by driving in caulking compound, dry pack, lead wool, or other material.
(materials)
Material used to caulk seams.

Caulk

To render a joint tight against the elements by filling the seam with a malleable substance such as tar, lead, or putty.

caulk

To fill a joint, crack, etc., with caulking.
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Stucco with freshly caulked window frame prevented liquid water penetration at window/wall interface, even with reverse shingle-lap.
330 mm) wide building paper at jambs, overlapped and cut to cover rough opening; caulk window flanges except sill; install window; apply loose insulation or foam sealant at interior reveals; install drip cap caulked on back sides; for housewrap, install WRB with head flashing flap and window opening cuts; install self-adhering jamb flashing; install self- adhering head flashing; for building paper; tape shingle-lapped double-layer building paper (under sill and jamb flashing, over head flashing); for housewrap, tape WRB flap shingle-lapped to head flashing.
If you are dealing with a surface that was previously caulked, be sure to remove as much of the old sealant as possible before applying the new caulk.
Even if a penetration was caulked before fasteners were installed, caulk around components or fastener heads after installation for a secondary seal you can watch.
When I came back the next morning, none of the gaps looked like they'd been caulked.
The easiest solution is to saw out the caulked joint, removing about 1 in.
Caulked butt joints eventually crack open, allowing water to seep in.
If the stops are caulked in place, slice through the caulk with a utility knife.
7 THE HOURGLASS SHAPE is ideal for a caulked joint.