Asked on May 31, 2018

Gap between brick wall and siding?

Joe JonesJoy30150932Laura
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Any suggestions on what kind of exterior caulk to use? Any suggestions on best way to repair?
6 answers
  • BOB.D.
    BOB.D.
    on May 31, 2018

    silicone or perhaps a plastic molding to fill the gap
  • Shane sweet
    Shane sweet
    on May 31, 2018

    Use tablesaw to rip a strip to fill gap first then caulk and paint to stain to match
  • Robyn Garner
    Robyn Garner
    on May 31, 2018

    First, check to be as certain as you can that there are no bee nests, water damage, mild or anything else that may need to be done prior to repair.

    Fill the inside of the gap with crumpled paper, insulation or whatever seems best just to cram into the interior gap. If possible you can cover that with some wood strips or shims. None of this is structural so you don't need to worry about nailing it in, etc. Just get the gap mostly filled up.

    The reason is that the final product to use would be pricey if you fill the entire hole with it. Get some "Great Stuff" (home depot). This comes in a can. You spray it in the gap and the foam will expand, closing it up with a waterproof material that will dry like hard Styrofoam.

    Once hardened take a utility knife to cut away any excess. You'll basically sculpt it to look nice. Then paint with exterior house paint.
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    • Robyn Garner
      Robyn Garner
      on Jun 2, 2018

      Yes it expands but - it will not just fill in air. I was addressing any empty space behind the gap that shows. Once you seal it w/ Great Stuff, no moisture bugs etc will get behind it!

      If you don't fill in empty gaps behind the siding with other materials, you'll need a million cans of GS to fill in whatever is empty behind the siding.
  • Laura
    Laura
    on May 31, 2018

    They make those black foam insulation tubes just for this. Ck by the door insulation stuff. Find the one that fills the gap tightly then buy weather proof silicone caulk and caulk cover the tube to fill the gap. Caulk comes in Colors or you can paint
  • Joy30150932
    Joy30150932
    on May 31, 2018

    I think your best option is to use the spray foam in the can, let it expand and then trim off even. Any good quality exterior caulk such as "DAP" can be painted over if necessary.
  • Joe Jones
    Joe Jones
    on Jun 1, 2018

    Your best option is the way it’s done by the companies that do this to houses the day it’s built. They sell a caulk that is color matched as close as possible to your vinyl siding and or brick. Buy it and run it in there. The structure and insulating materials like house wrap and all of that are already there this is just beautification someone didn’t do it correct the first time. It’s made a little different than regular caulk kind of how roofing material comes in a tube for a caulk gun. It’s in the vinyl siding section of home depot or Lowe’s
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