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Sealant Joint Failures Blog Series Part IV: Substrate Failures

Part 4 of our blog series “Why Sealant Joints Fail,” published by Karen Warseck, AIA and President of Building Diagnostics Associates, focuses on Substrate Failures. Every material in which a sealant may be applied will have individual sets of precautions.  Outlined below are various substrates and tips for avoiding substrate failures. Masonry and Concrete Both […] Read More

Why Sealant Joints Fail Part III: Avoiding Sealant Application Failures

Part 3 of our blog series “Why Sealant Joints Fail” published by Karen Warseck, AIA and President of Buildings Diagnostics Associates, focuses on Avoiding Application Failures. The sealant’s main function is to accommodate movement.  This is more easily performed if the sealant does not have to also act as weather protection.  When a sealant does form […] Read More