SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 2003

A Basic Guide to Minimize Sealant Joint Failures in Exterior Building Walls


while the quality and performance of elastomeric sealants used in exterior building walls have improved, the occurrence of leakage and envelope failures attributed to sealant installation has not decreased. This paper will outline, from a contractor's viewpoint, what designers need to know with regard to sealant joint design and detailing to minimize building wall leakage attributed to sealant joint failures.

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Erdly, JL
Gensel, RW
Masonry Preservation Services, Inc., Berwick, PA
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Developed by Committee: E06
Pages: 261–267
DOI: 10.1520/STP10941S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5474-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-3457-7