Caulk is a versatile thing.
It can be used in many places and is, hands down, the most resilient product we work with. That’s easy to say without doubt considering most of the other products we work with are for tuckpointing and are cement based. Below we will go through some of the basics on when, where, why to use caulk as well as the different kinds of caulk.
When to use Caulk
The easiest way to describe the most common places for caulk use: Caulk will most often be used
2.) When horizontal surfaces meet vertical surfaces. (ie An exterior wall meets the sidewalk)
3.) When movement needs to be allowed between two surfaces that meet with a gap (Concrete pads, Expansion joints in walls, Decorative stone in a brick wall, etc.)
4.) When Existing Caulk joint is failing