Construction Adhesive 101

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Construction Adhesive 101

27 June 2023
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In the construction industry, there are many types of fasteners, adhesives, and similar materials for keeping things together. In some instances, construction adhesives are more versatile and effective than other types of fasteners. Understanding the basics of construction adhesives will help you ensure that you have the supplies on hand to best complete the project you've taken on. 

Why use construction adhesives?

You might wonder why you should use construction adhesives instead of other fasteners. In some applications, adhesives are more effective because they create a solid barrier for adhesion instead of just the fixed fastener points. You can seal the components together with the right adhesive product and you won't have to worry about fastener failure, such as bolts or screws backing out, nails bending, or similar types of issues.

What types of construction adhesives are there?

You can find a variety of adhesives for different types of applications. Types ranging from epoxy to polyurethane adhesives are popular in different construction environments. There are silicone and acrylic adhesives as well. You might even find that you need a bond-specific adhesive for a particular material, such as galvanized steel or a certain type of wood. The more you understand about your options, the easier it is to choose.

How do you choose your construction adhesive?

Choosing the right construction adhesive starts with considering what you're trying to bond. For example, plastic materials are sensitive to certain types of adhesives. Look for an adhesive specifically designed for plastic if necessary to ensure a solid bond. In addition, if you are applying an adhesive in an area where you'll face the risk of temperature shifts, choose a material that's not susceptible to shrinking or expansion in temperature changes. Finally, if you'll have any kind of chemical exposure, make sure that the adhesive you choose is not vulnerable to damage from that material. Silicone, for example, has come a long way in its ability to withstand a variety of environmental hazards.

You'll also want to consider the application process. Some applications require more consistent coverage, so you'll want a product you can roll on and physically control. In other cases, you might want an adhesive that you can lightly spray without interfering with the final dimensions.

These are some of the things to consider when it comes to construction adhesives. Invest in a variety of adhesive options so that you can create stronger, more complete bonds in your construction projects.

Reach out to a construction supply store to learn more.