CASE STUDIES ON THE INSPECTION AND RE-SEALING OF FAILED JOINT SYSTEMS

Inspection and re-sealing of joint systems

M.A.LACASSE

Building Envelope and Structures, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

T.G.B.JONES

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

D.L.SCOTT

Morrison Hershfield Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Abstract

Building managers are often faced with having to re-seal their building cladding joints every 7–15 years. In some cases, premature deterioration of seals requires that the reseal be conducted within the first year of application, and it is not uncommon to find re-seal operations undertaken within a 3–5 year time frame, in particular for cladding systems having face-sealed ...

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