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Durability of Elastomeric Sealants

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Sealant is used in the exterior joints of every modern building, but usually incorrectly. Owners have high expectations for performance and durability, but premature sealant failure is common, resulting in air and water infiltration, property damage, and expensive repair work. Design details and installation practices contribute to the service life, but there is a bigger problem in the industry—many sealant products cannot resist movement and weathering, which are their core functions.

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What does a “greener” manufacturer in the construction industry look like?

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The terms “environmentally friendly,” “sustainable,” and “green” are thrown out a lot, but what do they really mean? Sustainability should include not only the products a manufacturer produces, but also the manner in which they do so. What does a sustainable manufacturer do to attain the “green” label and why should specifiers care?

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Specifying Movement Joints and Sealants for Tile and Stone: Reviewing current industry standards and design options

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When there is a tile or stone failure, a contributing factor is often the lack of properly installed movement joints. Just like concrete sidewalks and bridges, tile and stone need to have movement joints to control the anticipated movements within a structure. Tile and stone will expand and contract when it is subjected to heat/cold or moisture/dryness. It is critical for architects to properly specify the design, materials, and layouts of movement joints.

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