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Glazing is a part of a wall or window, made of glass. Glazing also describes the work done by a professional "glazier".
Common types of glazing that are used in architectural applications include clear and tinted float glass, tempered glass, and laminated glass as well as a variety of coated glasses, all of which can be glazed singly or as double, or even triple, glazing units. Ordinary clear glass has a slight green tinge but special clear glasses are offered by several manufacturers.
Glazing can be mounted on the surface of a window sash or door stile, usually made of wood, aluminium or PVC. The glass is fixed into a rabbet (rebate) in the frame in a number of ways including triangular glazing points, putty, etc.. Toughened and laminated glass can be glazed by bolting panes directly to a metal framework by bolts passing through drilled holes.
Glazing is commonly used in low temperature solar thermal collectors because it helps retain the collected heat.
Often referred to as caulking, used to seal out water and/or air.
Various types of sealant are available, depending on the type of substrate and conditions.
1. A material used for sealing spaces between materials.
2. An elastomeric material that is used to fill and seal cracks and joints; at expansion joints, this material prevents the passage of moisture and allows horizontal and lateral movement.
3. A caulking material used to fill voids or seams for acoustical, air infiltration, or thermal purposes.
4. A mixture of polymers, fillers, and pigments used to fill and seal joints where moderate movement is expected; it cures to a resilient solid.
Sealants, despite not having great strength, convey a number of properties. They seal top structures to the substrate, and are particularly effective in waterproofing processes by keeping moisture out (or in) the components in which they are used. They can provide thermal and acoustical insulation, and may serve as fire barriers. They may have electrical properties, as well. Sealants can also be used for simple smoothing or filling. They are often called upon to perform several of these functions at once.
This system is used for waterproofing concrete balconies, plaza decks, terraces and other areas subject to pedestrian foot traffic. Usually consists of a one-part polyurethane Base Coat and a one-part aliphatic polyurethane Top Coat with an aggregate added between coats to provide a safe, slip-resistant, attractive walking surface. The Top Coat is available in various fade-resistant colors.
This system is applied to concrete decks to prevent water from entering occupied space below, and to protect the surface to which it is applied from damage by water and salts, while providing a slip-resistant, attractive wearing surface. This system is suitable for surfaces subject to vehicular and heavy pedestrian traffic. It consists of numerous components that together form a system with optimum performance. The top coat is available in limited fade-resistant colors. The most common are: Gray, Charcoal Gray and Tan.
The most widely used method to control random cracking in concrete slabs is to place contraction/control joints in the concrete surface at predetermined locations to create weakened planes where the concrete can crack in a straight line. This produces an aesthetically pleasing appearance since the crack takes place below the finished concrete surface. The concrete has still cracked which is normal behavior, but the absence of random cracks at the concrete surface gives the appearance of an un-cracked section.
An expansion joint or movement joint is an assembly designed to safely absorb the heat-induced expansion and contraction of construction materials, to absorb vibration, to hold parts together, or to allow movement due to ground settlement or earthquakes. They are commonly found between sections of buildings, bridges, sidewalks, railway tracks, piping systems, ships, and other structures.
Building faces, concrete slabs, etc. expand and contract due to warming and cooling from seasonal variation, or due to other heat sources. Before expansion joint gaps were built into these structures, they would crack under the stress induced.
The definition of water repellent is something that, when exposed to liquid, reacts with the liquid to cause it to move away instead of to be penetrated or soaked in.
A process similar to pressure grouting. The epoxy can be injected at various degrees of viscosity, depending upon the conditions. Epoxy injection is a bonding process used to repair a wide variety of concrete and masonry structures. The material not only fills cracks but welds them together structurally with an epoxy that is forced through the crack to form a strong bond.