Caulking


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Caulking

The process of making a joint watertight; includes mastics, rubber, silicone and other flexible sealants.

caulking, calking

1.A resilient mastic compound, often having a silicone, bituminous, or rubber base; used to seal cracks, fill joints, prevent leakage, and/or provide waterproofing; also see caulking compound.
2. Another term for cogging.
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Darci Kunard (DK): Our goal is to teach people about caulking and make it easy to shop for caulking.
Three process variables in caulking were set up as design variables.
We recommend caulking around the top and sides of panels, but leaving bottom joints open to allow water to drain from behind panels if they get wet.
DISCUSSION: We found soil PCB contamination ranging from 3.3 to 34 mg/kg around buildings with undisturbed caulking that contained 10,000-36,200 mg/kg PCBs.
Outdoors, caulking certain areas performs two major functions.
(2) Coping Stones: Depending upon the type of coping stones you should look for various things: On all copings the cross and bed joints should be sealed; the bed joints with cement and the cross joints with cement and an expandable type of caulking -- in order to prevent water penetration as the joints expand and contract with the weather.
Some caulks are not paintable, which requires that the substrate be painted and dried prior to caulking. If two dissimilar substrates are being joined, check to see that the caulk is compatible with and will adhere to both.
Caulking isn't exactly the most exciting project on your customers' to-do lists.
Q I have been tasked with caulking the bathtubs at an apartment building.
All you need is a tube of caulk and a caulking gun.
Is there really a problem with not properly caulking the storms?
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