Silicone Sealing Repairs
What is Silicone Sealing?
Silicone sealing is the process of applying silicone sealant, which is a semi-liquid form of adhesive that looks and feels similar to a gel. Its chemical makeup is different from that of other organic polymer-based adhesives and unlike other adhesives, it has a high degree of flexibility, retains its elasticity and stability in high and low temperatures and is resistant to weathering, moisture and other chemicals. Its unique properties allow it to be used for many purposes, on a variety of materials and across a broad range of industries.
Why use silicone sealing?
Silicone is a versatile and flexible waterproof sealant used to bond glass, ceramics, concrete, brick and plastic. It’s excellent for tile sealing, joint sealing and grout sealing. It offers the following key benefits:
- Withstands high and low temperatures;
- Provide an excellent insulating material;
- Very durable and forms a tight seal;
- Good aesthetic finish,
- Low chemical reactivity;
- Permanently elastic (after curing);
- Doesn’t shrink;
- Is non-toxic (after curing);
- Long life expectancy;
- Resists chemicals and solvents; and
- Good adhesion to commonly used building materials.
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What does Silicon Sealing do?
It protects against water ingress, moisture and other chemicals and can be used in many different applications; it can be applied to almost any surface including glass, plastic and metal. It can withstand very high temperatures making it ideal for use in areas of high heat exposure. Its most common uses include:
Repairs and Maintenance
Used for caulking joints and cracks, to fill holes, seal gaps and seams and to level surfaces.
Construction Sealant and Adhesive
Used during commercial and home construction in areas that will be exposed to extreme weather (direct sunlight, rain and strong winds) such as assembly and sealing of glass, perimeter sealing of windows, sealing of door frames, ceilings, roofing, downpipes and gutters.
Used to seal bathrooms, kitchens, wet rooms, swimming pools, etc. where protection against fungi and bacteria is required.
Used as a sealant and bond for glass, facades, panels and partitions.
Are there different types of silicone sealants?
Yes, and they are mainly grouped into the following categories:
Bathroom and tile sealant: provide an excellent adhesion to most all hard and glazed surfaces, with a built-in mould and mildew inhibitor;
Window and glazing sealant: is very flexible, non-staining and adheres very strongly to glass;
Brick and concrete sealant: provide a flexible and permanent waterproof seal;
Roof and gutter sealant: ideal for wall systems, roofing and guttering because they don’t corrode metal surface or cause rusting;
Painted sealant: ideal for house frames that need to be painted and can be used between paving slabs to prevent weed growth;
Coloured sealant: these sealants can be opaque, transparent or coloured and their visual flexibility is an advantage for safety and aesthetics.
HOW BUSS CAN HELP
Drawing on our experience and industry best practice, BUSS’ team have been servicing our clients in the commercial, industrial, residential, mining and resources market for more than 20 years. Our specialist remedial team have been applying their expertise in completing condition assessments, creating action plans to remediate issues, developing repair methodologies, providing product recommendations and undertaking repairs via trusted techniques to eradicate underlying problems and renew assets to their desired state.
Our proven track record in effective remedial solutions and quality workmanship, supported by our affiliation with leading industry organisations – Australian Institute of Waterproofing, the Australasian Concrete Repair Association and the Strata Community Association, along with our Cert III accredited applicators, offer our clients peace of mind for all their remedial needs. Our association with these leading organisations allows us the advantage of being one of the most qualified, trusted and reputable remedial contractors in WA.
BUSS is your ‘go to’ contractor for all your silicone sealing needs in Perth and the metro area, as well as Regional WA. For more information, please feel free to contact us below, or call us on 08 9444 1732.
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