Handbook of Adhesives and Sealants in Construction

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9780070016163: Handbook of Adhesives and Sealants in Construction

Expert's A-Z guide to adhesives and sealants

The most up-to-date resource of its kind, this book is the last word on this subject for anyone involved in the use, manufacture, and testing of all types of sealants and adhesives for structural and general sealing, bonding, caulking, glazing, and waterproofing of structures. The author, who is one of the world's foremost authorities on this area, provides the newest technical formulas, specific application examples, equipment and other handling and installing aspects for epoxy...acrylic...cyanoacrylates and anerobics...fluorocarbons and hot melts...asphaltic, oleoresinous and oil base putty...grouts and mortars...butyl sealants...hybrid materials...hypalon, neoprene and nitrile sealants...polysulfide...polyurethane...silicone...and permopol.

You'll also find comprehensive data on: firestops and firewall application; insulating glass; waterstops; preformed gaskets; foamed and solid tape; performance, repair, and maintenance of sealants; joint movement detail, design, and schematics; specification, testing and quality assurance; more!

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*Specify revolutionary new labor-saving, cost-cutting products featuring unprecedented durability *Stop water, dirt, air, and other contaminants from damaging or even destroying your buildings *Seal, bond, caulk, glaze, and waterproof with newly available improved materials and methods *Explore numerous applications, including insulating glass, firestops and firewalls, membranes, and swimming pools *Get clear guidelines for designing joints, preparing surfaces, and ensuring proper bonding conditions *Take advantage of extensive design specifications and detailed illustrations Enlist the marvelous properties of new construction adhesives and sealants in your buildings with this comprehensive new guide from Joseph Amstock, one of the most respected experts in the field, and a consultant on many major construction projects. In this book, Mr. Amstock introduces you to the many new bonds, sealants, and related substances available for construction, compares them with older materials, and supplies all the details and specifications you need to put them to work. From costs to characteristics, this cutting-edge guide will show you how to select and use the right adhesives, caulks, and sealants in the construction and maintenance of any structure. And it's packed with examples you'll want to copy for your own buildings. This resource also places at your fingertips information on new installation methods, a listing of key trade organizations, and an up-to-date glossary of industry terminology. Epoxies Hot Melts Polyesters Nitrites Neoprenes Acrylics Butyls Polyurethane's Silicones And More

About the Author:

Joseph S. Amstock is a consultant to the construction industry on glass, sealants, and adhesives. He has over 50 years of experience in the field, including employment with Products Research Corporation and Bosik. He has consulted on numerous hotel development projects at Disney World in Florida and Atlantic City.

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