Joint sealing and joint repair
Expansion/control joints are placed in concrete slabs to control random cracking whilst accommodating movement.
Waterstop Solutions offers joint sealing and joint repair solutions that are specifically designed to withstand crack and joint movement due to expansion or contraction.
Our services are currently offered on the East Coast of Australia in Queensland and New South Wales, with offices located in Brisbane and Sydney.
Crack and joint sealing, or “caulking”, is used to seal joints and seams. It is an essential part of any construction project or maintenance program to prevent the ingress of water, chemical solutions or other foreign materials through expansion joints.
Caulks and sealants are usually applied with a caulking gun. For this reason, sealants are often referred to as “caulk.”
Both caulks and sealants are used to fill gaps or cracks between building materials, but the main difference between caulk and sealant is elasticity.
Caulks are fairly rigid when dry and are intended for use in areas with minimal expansion and contraction.
Sealants are made from flexible material, such as silicone, or a mastic sealant. They cure in an elastic state, bonding to the surfaces of the joint – resulting in a flexible and protective seal.