Pool Caulking in Michigan
Leave Caulking To The Caulking Experts!
Since modern times, almost every commercial and residential pool has been built with expansion joints between the coping in the pool deck. This joint was filled with caulking – an elastomeric sealant – roughly 30 days after the concrete was poured. Your expansion joints are important aspects of the pool’s design and integrity. It’s important to keep debris out of these joints to ensure that you have true separation between the two structures.
If the joint fails and the two structures connect, there is a likeliness in the crack will develop, which can even ruin the tile finish. If this happens, there is a very good chance that the beam has cracked all the way through. The beam is the top 6 to 8 inches of the pool wall which holds together the coping and the tile. Being reconstruction can be quite expensive, so to avoid this costly expense, be sure that you caulk your pool expansion joint property.
To ensure that you have a good caulking job, you also must have a good surface preparation. The side of your joints need be kept clean, solid, dry, and rough with some pools requiring a backer rod to be placed in the joint. Sometimes sand is used to fill the joint, but this isn’t often recommended by pool builders.
Our professional installers can handle the preparation, removal, and replacement of your caulk. Letting our team handle this required pool maintenance will ensure the work is done to the highest standards which can help avoid costly repairs down the road.