As most building managers / building engineers and building owners know, maintenance cost $$$$$. However, have you ever stopped to calculate how much additional you might pay in a year’s time in heating and air conditioning costs alone if your joint sealants are deteriorated and no longer perform as they should? Scheduled visual inspection is a simple method of determining how the sealants are performing. Water intrusion is a much more destructive method of determining how your sealants are performing.
Once you decide that removing and replacing the joint sealants is necessary you, then have to decide whether to replace with urethane or silicone. The sealant selection can be a daunting process and is usually best left to the professionals. Selection should never be made on a cost basis alone. Several important factors should be considered including performance criteria, longevity… Read more