Building Maintenance

How many sealants are there used depending upon their suitability in a given situation?

  • A. 3
  • B. 2
  • C. 4
  • D. 1
Answer: Option A.

Three types of sealants are used depending upon their suitability in a given situation. They are: Mastics are asphalts with a low melting point with added fillers or fibers and they are recommended where the total movements will not exceed 15 percent of the width of groove, Thermoplastics comprising of asphalts, pitches and coal tar become liquid or semi viscous when heated and the groove depth to width ratio should 1:1 and the total design movement is of order of 25 percent of groove width and Elastomers include a wide range of materials such as poly sulphides, epoxy poly sulphides, poly urethane, silicones and acrylics and these materials advantages since they can be used without heating.

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