Why You Need Backer Rods for Your Next Concrete Project


Backer Rods

Backer rods play a key role in filling the gaps between a variety of building materials, such as tile, concrete, or window paneling. The use of a backer rod enables you to control the depth of joint sealant, whether you choose to fill the additional space with plastic or foam. One of the main benefits of using these products is that it prevents triple-bonding, which occurs if the sealant bonds with the joint and the underlying material on both sides. Ultimately, this can greatly increase the chance of cracking due to the sealant being pulled in three different ways.

Here are a few of the main reasons to use backer rods for your next concrete project.

Available for Indoor or Outdoor Applications

Metro Sealants specializes in two different styles of backer rod brands. Denver Foam is a great option for indoor applications due to its open-cell polyurethane plastic. You can also choose from a variety of sizes ranging from 5/8″ to 2″ for any indoor project. Armacell ITP is available for outdoor applications and is water-resistant due to its closed-cell polyethylene foam that is soft and pliable. You can also choose sizes ranging between 3/8″ to 4″ for your next project.

Use for a Variety of Projects

Backer rods are widely used by builders for a variety of projects. Many times, these products are used for flooring and tiling. However, they can also be used for countertops, window sealing, wall panel decorations, and stonework. You can use these rods to fill in spaces between panels while applying caulking material afterward for a watertight seal. The wide range of uses for these products makes them a popular choice for builders in a variety of industries.

Reach Out to Metro Sealant for More Information

Metro Sealant is a family-owned and operated company that has been serving a wide range of customers since 1989. We always partner with the best manufacturers available to ensure that our clients receive top-quality products at all times. You can also choose to order from four fully-stocked locations in Baltimore, Richmond, Washington, or Virginia Beach. We always promise timely deliveries for all of our products while also offering competitive prices for each customer.

Feel free to give us a phone call at any of our four different locations to learn more about our state of the art products!