Problem Solving Forum

| More

July 31 - August 4, 2017

When is it necessary to install sealant between the base of building walls and concrete sidewalks or pavement to prevent moisture from wicking up the wall? How does the climate affect this decision?

Selected Answers

From Philip Kabza of SpecGuy Specifications Consultants on July 31, 2017:
Short answer: Usually, except in very dry climate conditions, or when the wall material will not be adversely affected by moisture. Provision of a movement joint at the intersection of concrete or bituminous paving and a vertical surface is always a good idea, and completing that joint with a proper filler and an elastomeric joint sealant cap is almost always an equally good idea. The joint will eventually be filled anyway - if not with designed materials that protect the joint, then by debris and the most hearty of local weeds.

Please sign in to submit your answer this question    

Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Good Technical Practice; Latin America; North America; Sealant

Current PSF Question | Submit a PSF Question | Full PSF Archive

SAFE Systems, Inc.

Abrasives Inc.

Sauereisen, Inc.

Strategic Materials Inc.


Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL

The Technology Publishing Network

PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us