Caulking Services

Caulking

Caulking refers to the application of flexible sealing compounds to close up gaps in buildings and other structures against water, air, dust, insects, or as a component in firestopping.

Caulk can refer either to the caulking substance or to the process of applying it. The function of caulking is to provide thermal insulation, control water penetration and noise mitigation.

This is mostly done with ready-mixed construction chemicals sold as caulk such as silicone, polyurethane, polysulfide, sylil-terminated-polyether or polyurethane and acrylic sealant. Silicone sealants form a durable, water-tight seal, but are not typically paintable. Some silicone sealants are made to be paintable with certain types of paint such as water or oil-based paints. Other sealants are paintable.

The time it takes for a chemical sealant to become a rubber is known as the curing time and varies by temperature and humidity.

According to the Consumer Federation of America, sealing unwanted leaks around homes is an excellent way to cut home energy costs and decrease the household carbon footprint.

Also, sealing cracks and crevices around homes puts less strain on home appliances and can save time, money and hassle by preventing major repairs. Additionally, increasing the lifetime of homes and appliances also puts less waste and pollution into landfills.

Our caulking services include new caulking as well as caulking replacement.

Chicago Masonry Construction Inc. | 841 North Addison, Elmhurst, IL 60126 | (ph) 630_.834.0910 | (f) 630_.834.0911