A sealant is a substance that is used to block the passage of fluids through the surface or joints or openings in materials and also it can be used for simple smoothing or filling. A waterproof sealant protects the structure by forming a seal and helps the structure remain moisture-free.
Types of Sealant and their Uses
- Silicone sealants
- Copolymer sealants
- Polyurethane sealants
- Flooring Sealants
- Bituminous Sealants
It is one of the most common types of waterproof sealant and considered as the highest quality sealant by industry strands. It looks tough but it is flexible, powerful and durable. Nuclear and nanotechnology researches proved that this is stable and very resistant to extreme conditions. The silicone sealant is made up of inorganic material. It provides a watertight seal for around doorways and windows.
This silicone sealant is very expensive other than other sealants and also it is used inexpensive material. It gives high performance and long-lasting.
Copolymer sealants one of the popular, multipurpose and high-performance sealants which are also called a clear sealant. This sealant designed for sealing a wide range of domestic and commercial materials. You can apply this sealant to any non-porous surface and flat surface. It can be used in glass, metal, tile, ceramic, roof, window frames, brickworks, and basins.
Polyurethane sealants are mostly dry quickly and moisture-cured sealant that is used in commercial and industrial construction. It is mainly used for sealing joints in walls and floors. When Polyurethane sealants dry it produces tough elastic type seal. It is also sealed and stick in wood and metals.
Polyurethane sealants are having the properties of hardness, adhesion strength and flexibility. It is an organic material. This sealant is an excellent resistant of water and ultraviolet radiation.
Flooring sealer is a chemical solution applied to the different types of floor covering materials. It comes under two categories floor sealant and floor finish.
Floor sealant mostly pores in substances like wood, brick, cement and other porous materials to keep water from entering.
Floor finish comes with an extra sealant, it is a form of thin-film and it gives a shiny and attractive layer to the surface.
Bituminous Sealants used in industrial and commercial constructions. It has a high tolerance for pressure and extreme temperature. It can be used in airport runways and other outdoor surfaces. It is also applied to the roofs to protect the house from rainwater.
Uses of Waterproof sealant
- This waterproof sealantmostly used for plastic, wood material, cements concrete, metal, tiles and roof and kitchen sink.
- It helps to seal a new constriction site to give a long term comfort.
- It helps to reduce the moisture in the interior of the building.
- It protects the interior wall and the floor areas and drainage.
- It helps to protect exterior drainage too.
- It helps to prevent interior and exterior leakage.
- It is more flexible and comfortable to apply in the surface areas.