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Caulking Before & After

  • Before: These capstone joints were failing, allowing water to penetrate.
    After: Joints were primed, taped and sealed in a caulk color to match as close as possible.
  • Before: Perimeter caulking is separating and failing on this townhome.
    After: The perimeter of the window was primed then caulked and tooled for a watertight seal.
  • Before: The sealant around this window has failed allowing for a noticeable gap between the framing and the brick.
    After: Installing backer rod into the joint and then caulking the seam adequately seals the area.
  • Before: This perimeter joint sealant failed and corroded, permitting water to leak through the opening.
    After: All defective caulk was removed and a new bead of sealant was applied and tooled for a water-tight seal.
  • Before: The expansion joints on this silo were missing caulk so the reinforcing rebar was exposed.
    After: Caulking the expansion joints will protect the infrastructure from water penetration and the rebar from corroding.
  • Before: This limestone trim accent piece was deflected due to the failing of the sealant.
    After: The stone pieces were removed, reset and then sealed with the proper caulk.

Caulking is one of Arrow Masonry’s value added services as it uses the rigging already in place for our core tuckpointing and masonry restoration procedures. It is also another preventative maintenance device for thwarting leaks. An open caulk joint can cause the same amount of damage as a void within a mortar joint can, by allowing unwelcome water into your buildings.

Arrow Masonry implements a variety of sealant products depending on job specifications. Polyurethane, silicone, and butyl rubber caulk are commonly used to form a watertight seal to all types of perimeter, control and expansion joints.

Caulking F.A.Q.s


“I picked your company from the phone book to get three estimates for work. I knew your estimator from previous work, and I decided then to use Arrow. The price was the best of the three and I knew that the work would be good, and it was. The house looks beautiful and the area was cleaned up superbly. The phone staff is excellent and very professional. I would highly recommend Arrow.”

Brady, D, Chicago, IL

“We received numerous quotes for our work and Arrow was the best combination of price, courteous service and promptness. We would definitely use you again.”

Dupre, D, Chicago, IL

“Your men were outstanding, efficient, excellent workmanship, reliable, and they cleaned up wonderfully!! A real pleasure to work with!”

Otis, E, Northbrook, IL

“You responded to our phone call extremely promptly (very important to us) and advised us to look at another property in order to see what the finished product would be. This made our decision to use Arrow.”

Mullins, B, Chicago, IL

“Your estimator was why I decided on Arrow. He would quickly return my phone calls and answer questions promptly. He also assured me of satisfaction with the job, which my wife and I are. Thank you.

Meyers, J, Chicago, IL

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