There are several general types of polymer used to manufacture most high-performance caulks: silicones, polyurethanes, latex-acrylics, and solvent-based “block copolymer” synthetic rubbers (which include butyl as well as some of the newer proprietary synthetic formulations).
Exterior Siding Details: To divert water away from horizontal siding when vertical siding is used on gable ends, install a transition board with a drip-cap and Z-flashing.
Aesthetically, exterior trim provides a visual transition to define the boundaries of a building. Not so obvious is that exterior trim also serves a primary function to divert water away from vulnerable wall areas.Siding failure is almost always an installation error.
Department of Ecology is managing the clean-up of the Tacoma Smelter Plume. The area is too large to dig up all the contaminated soils. Buying a home or live in King County? Then soil sampling should be on your agenda.