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Weather Restrictions: Butyl Caulking / Sealant

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Category: Sealants (Caulking)     Product: Butyl Calking / Sealant

Temperature Limitations: Above -20 C (-4 F) but with product above +5 C (+40 F) to flow easily.

Rain Limitations: Apply to a dry surface

Wind Limitations:  n/a

Humidity Limitations: n/a

Continuous Conditions: No rain for 1 hour


Comments: Butyl is rubberized caulking ideal for concrete, masonry and Pressure Treated Wood outdoors.  It works in a wide temperature range but the product itself should be above +5 C (+40 F) to flow easily.

Weather limitations on most renovation products can be located on the WEATHER tab above.



Butyl Caulking is actually a form of rubber.

It is excellent for adhering to concrete, masonry and Pressure Treated Wood and is often used to give a surface seal to foundation cracks.

It will not stick to other sealants or to asphalt -- so no good for driveways or roofs.

It is not for joints submerged in water for prolonged periods of time.

It is considered a speciality sealant, not a general caulking.

There is a lot of information on caulking and caulking techniques on this web site; this will get you to most of it: First, what is a Sealant and what is a Caulking? Click here for Vocabulary. Then a brief overview might help with Which Caulking Should I Use? Click here for the right technique in using a caulking gun. Here is more for caulking in cold weather and keeping the product warm. And click here for more than you ever wanted to know about caulking .

Keywords: Joints, Caulking, Asphalt, Foundation, Renovation, Masonry, Driveway, Products, Concrete, Cracks, Water, Weather, Roof

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