2019 11 1 nbsp 0183 32 concrete joints has historically been to install sealant and a backer rod often in a dual layer configuration where there is a primary seal set deep in the joint and a secondary seal at the exterior face of the joint This secondary seal is meant to protect the primary seal while allowing water to weep out in2020 6 3 nbsp 0183 32 A backer rod is a cylindrical type of used to fill cracks and gaps between building materials It is used in a wide range of applications including tiling flooring window paneling and stoneware among others They ensure that the sealant only bonds with the building material hence preventing triple bonding Waterproofing Caulking amp Sealants Concrete Repair Coatings Fire Protection Safety and Much More Providing Solutions Not Just Products Expertise You Can Trust Protection from the Adhesives Backer Rod Caulk amp Sealants Clean Up Concrete Items Deck Coatings Drains EPDM Eternabond Fasteners Hardware amp LPG Metal Goods Paint Supplies Pipe Flashings Roof Coatings Roof Hatch Vent Roof Repair Roof Tiles Rope Safety Products Snow Guards Support Systems Tarps Tool Accessories Tools amp Equip TPO amp PVC Underlayments Vents WaterproofingCONTROL JOINTS – Asphalt amp Concrete Expansion Joint Backer Rods CERA ROD Non Gassing Heat Resistant Backer Rod KOOL ROD Backer Rod for Cold Applied Sealants Request More Information To contact your local W R MEADOWS representative or for general correspondence please click here If you need immediate assistance please call 800 342 5976 Thank you

A backer rod in the joint also keeps the sealer plug thinner reducing the amount of sealant needed Although the best theoretical shape of the sealant plug would be 1 2 depth to width ratio ACI 504R 90 Guide to Sealing Joints in Concrete Structures recommends that a better ratio is 3 2 since this allows the sealant to adhere better to the sides of the joint Made from material backer rods are small rods that are typically used as a method of filling joints and fissures as well as other sorts of crevices that occur in the construction of structures Construction professionals use these Concrete Panel Joints – Backing Rod It is important to use backing rod when sealing joints as it is only when the joint materials are installed as specified that the joint will perform in accordance with its advertised flexibility Open Cell usually orange or grey backing rod has several advantages over Closed Cell usually white backing rod 2016 08 13 nbsp 0183 32 Once the backer rod is in place the next step is to apply the concrete crack sealant Note that there s another variety that is self leveling which I decided wasn t appropriate for my needs My goal was to create a waterproof concave lip between the wall of the house and the patio and the self leveling sealant obviously not designed for that Hot Rod XL backer Rod is a backup material for most hot pour sealants used to fill contraction and expansion joints of concrete highways runways driveways and parking lots It s compatible with most rubber asphalt and coal tar rubber polymer thermoplastic compounds

4 Install Backer Rod Lightly compress backer rod into the joint Install backer rod using a blunt tool or a plain faced roller It should form a seal againt edge of joint to prevent sealant from running out Set the rod to the depth recommended by sealant manufacturer typically about 1 2 of joint width measured at the crown of the backer From 5 95 Backer Rod for Expansion Joint Repair and Crack Repair Rod Sizes Choose an option 1 1 8 inch 1 4 inch 7 8 inch Clear Backer Rod For Our range of products extends from pool noodles to backer rod s screening spline and pipe insulation For more information or to order give us a call today Site Map Home Company Profile Products Resources Blog Contact Us Products Backer Rods Soft Backer Rod Spline Pool Noodles Pipe Insulation Polyethylene Contacts 31 Malcolm Rd Guelph ON N1K EXPANSION JOINTS amp BACKER ROD All joints or seams between two concrete surfaces or other materials should have an expansion joint material installed to absorb surface movements and prevent damage to either structure Expansion joints come in many styles materials and sizes George L Wilson amp Company the tri state s number one source for high quality concrete construction equipment and supplies The George L Wilson amp Company has been serving the construction industry in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia since 1969

Questions 1 800 997 3873 Backer Rod for Expansion Joint and Crack Repair is a closed cell backer rod a soft and pliable filler designed to partially fill concrete expansion joints or cracks in concrete before applying joint sealer caulk This material is non absorbent and will allow you to control the depth of the concrete joint sealant The difference between a concrete block and a is that a is a solid or hollow manufactured masonry unit made of concrete clay or stone comparable to a concrete block that comes in hollow or solid formats but is exponentially larger made of concrete and are used mainly in load bearing walls where strength is key Construction with a concrete block is more 2020 3 13 nbsp 0183 32 Backer Rod for Expansion Joint and Crack Repair is a closed cell backer rod a soft and pliable filler designed to partially fill concrete expansion joints or cracks in concrete before applying joint sealer caulk This material is non absorbent and will allow you to control the depth of the concrete joint sealant 2017 11 10 nbsp 0183 32 Armacell s FillPro™ backer rod material is made from polyethylene or polyurethane making it compatible with the common industry joint sealants or caulking Backer Rod s four main benefits Increase elasticity in the joint sealant Reduce caulk consumption by controlling sealant depth this prevents excessive use of caulking or sealant A backer rod in the joint also keeps the sealer plug thinner reducing the amount of sealant needed Although the best theoretical shape of the sealant plug would be 1 2 depth to width ratio ACI 504R 90 Guide to Sealing Joints in Concrete

2019 12 28 nbsp 0183 32 Jointflex 174 Backer Rod are used in joints in pre cast and cast in situ concrete elements to give support to the joint sealant application aid in the correct joint sealant geometry application depth and shape and prevent the joint sealant from adhering to the top of the expansion joint filler board 3 way bonding acting as a bond breaker Mutual Industries 3 4 in x 1100 ft Closed Cell Backer Rod Model 750 0 0 10 78 18 Related Searches closed cell backer rod closed cell backer rod concrete expansion joint sikaflex 29 oz sealant spray 2017 11 10 nbsp 0183 32 Backer rods are usually round flexible lengths of that are used as a backing in joints or cracks to help control the amount of sealant caulking used and create a back stop Many sizes diameters are available for optimal fitting to the size of If any backer rod protrudes don t use it Simply use sealant step 3 to fill the gap B If the joint is wider than the backer rod you bought simply twist 2 strands together like a rope before placing C Optional For large joints pour a Husky 11 1 2 inch x 5 inch London Trowel is the most popular pattern for applying mortar between layers of stone and concrete These trowels are forged from a single piece of high grade tool steel and are built to last The blades are precisely taper ground for perfect balance The ergonomic soft grip handle provides comfort and helps combat user fatigue

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