Keeping buildings high and dry

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Author: Eric W. Norris
Date: March-April 1999
From: Journal of Property Management(Vol. 64, Issue 2)
Publisher: Institute of Real Estate Management
Document Type: Article
Length: 1,561 words

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Building managers can avoid costly repairs if they possess knowledge of appropriate caulk uses and application techniques to seal off leaks which are one of the most common problems in facility maintenance. Leaks and moisture-related issues such as mold and mildew, undesirable appearance and energy loss can substantially decrease the life span of any building. Adhesion, cracking and invisibility are three factors to consider when evaluating the effectivity of a completed caulk job. The best solution in all cases of caulk failure is to completely strip all previous caulk and completely re-do the job using top quality materials and observing correct surface preparation procedures.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A54313449