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Old 08-11-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Have a customer who wants to caulk up the expansion joints around his swimming pool. Last time I did this was around tile and we taped the tile edges and used a laticrete caulk to match the grout. This is washed gravel so taping off isnt and option. I was thinking of using a self leveling caulk to fill just below the surface but I am only finding grey caulk locally and online I get brands I haven't heard of. Thoughts?
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:36 PM   #2
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http://www.dap.com/product_details.a...90&SubcatID=27

This one can be painted.

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They have that one at lowes and the paint store but its grey. I need a tannish color to blend with the washed gravel.
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Do you have a supplier of sonneborn products? They have self leveling urethane sealants in many colors...
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Smalley & company ......? Online

Had to look.
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You can maby try a unsanded tile caulk which comes in a larger variety of colors but usually shrinks more than regular caulks the sanded dosent shrink as much to me. Since you can't tape of try applying carefully and use a grout sponge lightly applying pressure and not to wet to remove access caulk.
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Sikaflex has a self - leveling sealant in a sandstone color. They sell it at home cheapo around here, Im sure you could find it somewhere.
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Deck-O-Seal is available at pool supply houses. It's a two part self-leveling liquid goo designed for this. It is available in tan. For added durability you can sprinkle sand on top after you've gone around the pool with it.
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Sikaflex has a self - leveling sealant in a sandstone color. They sell it at home cheapo around here, Im sure you could find it somewhere.
I searched home depot already but looked in the paint area. Looking online I see they have it here and now that I think about it I think its over by the sonnotubes. Thank you.
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Yea, in my stores it is near the concrete finishing stuff.
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Yes it is near concrete finishing trowels, installed it at my rental front sidewalk, it forgets to stop being sticky an dirt clings to it, I would go check it , put it in about 4 years ago, but was foreclosed on,
Getting the exact height is tricky, might look funny
Maori has a new caulk with silicone added to it, I'm sure dirt will cling to this also,
Grouting with barwalt system where a special sponge on handle leaves a fuller grout joint, regular grout sponges pull too much of the joint out.
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Only use Deck-O-Seal. It is made for this application. You can get the tan and add silica to the top. Its the BEST! for this application.
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Watch the low spots. That self leveling stuff will pool up on you if you are not careful & it is very difficult to clean up overspill. Use backer rod for large gaps.
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