SILICONE / EXP JOINT REPLACEMENT – CAULKING
Silicone is commonly found in every wet area of every property. It’s commonly used along joints where tiled walls and floors meet as well as on joints where kitchen and bathroom vanity/benchtops meet the wall surface. It provides a water tight seal in these areas and also allows structural movement of the property without cracking. Silicone offers great waterproofing properties in shower recesses, bath tubs, vanities, spas, kitchen splashbacks, and balconies. Over time, silicone can get dirty, mouldy and start peeling. It is important that damaged silicone is replaced as soon as possible to avoid costly structural water damage. Dirty and stained silicone can’t be cleaned in most cases.
Replacing silicone is a time-consuming task where preparation is very important. Different areas will require different joint widths and different types of silicone.
Tile Tech Solutions undergo a careful step by step process when replacing silicone joints:
- All silicone areas are inspected for damage
- Damaged / peeled silicone is removed using special tools and equipment
- Joints are thoroughly cleaned using a special solution then dried
- New silicone is installed and smoothed out to a professional finish
- Different areas will require different joint widths of silicone, these can range from 4 to 12 mm
- All silicone residue is removed before it starts to cure then allowed to dry
We carry a wide selection of colours to suit all applications and match a variety of grouts and tiles. All our silicones are sanitised and of high quality.
Expansion Joint Replacement
Expansion joints are commonly found on hard floors, both concreted and tiled. They play an important part in preventing cracking of the hard surface due to structural movement. In most cases, they are deeper and wider than silicone joints. Common areas are swimming pools, balconies, garage floors, driveways and patios.
Over time, expansion joints can fail due to wear and tear. Damaged expansion joints not only look unsightly but can also allow water to enter beneath the tile surface which can cause a build-up of efflorescence and possible water damage in balcony cases.
- Removing the old damaged expansion joint and backing rod
- Cleaning the joint as well as the internal side of the concrete or tile
- Installation of new backing rod
- Installation of new expansion joint
- Smoothing out of the joint and removal of any residue
Tile Tech Solutions only use polyurethane based joint sealants which come in a variety of colours to suit all hard surfaces and blend in with the surrounds.
Contact Tile Tech Solutions today for all your silicone and expansion joint problems and be assured that we will deliver a long lasting smooth finish every time.