Joint Sealing & Sealants Perth Concrete Repairs
What is Joint Sealing?
Joint Sealing is the placement of materials in joints in buildings, concrete slabs, balconies, car-parks, bathrooms, homes and structures. Joint sealing is used to create a waterproof seal and to accommodate anticipated movement in a monolithic surface or at the interface between various building elements. Construction joints are exposed to movements caused by thermal or other stress. In order to waterproof and seal construction joints correctly, an elastic material is required.
Joints are designed to allow contraction and expansion, provide waterproofing, resist shrinkage, avoid random cracking and thermal cracking. When joint sealing is installed incorrectly it can develop significant issues with regards to safety, spillage containment, vibration, waterproofing, abrasion damage and chemical attack.