Significance and Use
This guide provides information and guidelines for consideration by the designer or applicator of a joint seal. It explains the properties and functions of various materials, such as sealant, sealant backing, and primer, among others; and, procedures such as, substrate cleaning and priming, and installation of the components of a sealed joint. It presents guidelines for the use and application of the various materials, design of a sealant joint for a specific application, and environmental conditions and effects that are known to detrimentally affect a sealant joint. The information and guidelines are also useful for those that supply accessories to the sealant industry and for those that install sealants and accessory materials associated with sealant use.
In addition to the design and installation data in this guide, consult the sealant manufacturer about applications for its products and their proper use and installation. Considering the range of properties of commercially available sealants, the variety of joint designs possible, and the many conditions of use, the information contained herein is general in nature.
To assist the user of the guide in locating specific information, a detailed listing of guide numbered sections and their descriptors are included in Appendix X2.
1.1 This guide describes the use of a cold liquid-applied sealant for joint sealing applications. Including joints on buildings and related adjacent areas, such as plazas, decks, and pavements for vehicular or pedestrian use, and types of construction other than highways and airfield pavements and bridges. Information in this guide is primarily applicable to a single and multi-component, cold liquid-applied joint sealant and secondarily to a precured sealant when used with a properly prepared joint opening and substrate surfaces.
1.2 An elastomeric or non-elastomeric sealant described by this guide should meet the requirements of Specification C 834, C 920, or C 1311.
1.3 This guide does not provide information or guidelines for the use of a sealant in a structural sealant glazing application. Guide C 1401 should be consulted for this information. Additionally, it also does not provide information or guidelines for the use of a sealant in an insulating glass unit edge seal used in a structural sealant glazing application. Guide C 1249 should be consulted for this information.
1.4 Practice C 919 should be consulted for information and guidelines for the use of a sealant in an application where an acoustic joint seal is required.
1.5 This guide also does not provide information relative to the numerous types of sealant that are available nor specific generic sealant properties, such as hardness, tack-free time, or curing process, among others. Guide C 1299 should be consulted for information on generally accepted comparative values for the characteristics and properties of the more common generic types of liquid-applied sealant.
1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parenthesis are provided for information only.
1.7 The Committee with jurisdiction for this standard is not aware of any comparable standards published by other organizations.
1.8 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices, and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.9 The committee with jurisdiction over this standard is not aware of any comparable standards published by other organizations.