Asphalt Bibliography

The NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual, National Roofing Contractors Association, Rosemont, IL 60018-5607.
Calking compounds, sealants, and gaskets are employed to seal the points of contact between similar and dissimilar building materials that cannot otherwise be made completely tight. Such points include glazing, the joints between windows and walls, the many joints occurring in the increasing use of panelized construction, the copings of parapets, and similar spots.
The requirements of a good joint seal are: (1) good adhesion to or tight contact with the surrounding materials, (2) good cohesive strength, (3) elasticity to allow for compression and extension as surrounding materials retract or approach each other because of changes in moisture content or temperature, (4) good durability or the ability to maintain their properties over a long-period of time without marked deterioration, and (5) no staining of surrounding materials such as stone.

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