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Expansion joints are standard construction joints, and they are vital to all forms of construction projects in November 2021. They are made for accommodating movement, which occurs when adjacent components expand over time, and this is something that can happen with all finds of materials, which is why an expansion joint system is used for all construction projects. 

There are many reasons why expansion joints are required in construction projects. Structural changes can be caused by thermal changes, such as in extreme conditions, but there are other causes of expansion that also need to be accommodated. Our company works to provide joints that accommodate movement to a range of sites and projects, allowing for the changes that naturally occur over time. 

With expansion joins like those offered at our firm, enough vertical movement is supported to ensure the structure remains rigid and safe even following changing conditions. If you are looking to ensure the safety of your structure, use the contact form below to get in touch with our team today. 

What are Expansion Joints?

Expansion joints are installed into constructed buildings to accommodate displacement, which can occur naturally over time. They are a way to offer reinforcement to structures, including elements such as flooring, and work as a way to protect the structure for a long time. Expansion joints, also known as contraction joints, are installed in gaps within the floor or structure to relieve internal pressure following changes.

There are multiple reasons why expansion joints may be installed to a working contract depending on the kind of structure, the materials used, and the location. Expansion in concrete can occur due to changing weather temperatures as well as naturally occurring processes which can affect the durability of construction work over time.

An expansion joint is a key function that allows for the displacement of concrete, and it supports the movement and expansion of elements on either side. We work to install expansion joint systems to relieve internal pressures in all kinds of structures, such as those made from reinforced concrete as well as steel structures. An expansion joint system must be installed to offer stress relief and absorb adjustments of the concrete structure while also supporting a watertight system.

Our expansion joints are used to absorb movement in buildings, and our company specialises in the installation of expansion joints, and we have worked with various clients. We can offer installation of expansion joints to walls and concrete foundations of block buildings to reinforce the building long term, ensuring safety and ongoing durability even in changing circumstances. 

Contraction of concrete or shrinkage of building elements is a natural occurrence following temperature variations, and expansion joints are installed into the gap of the building to accommodate this. By supporting angular movements, a building settlement will be more durable and flexible, meaning expansion joints effectively expand the life span of all structures, which is why the work we do is so important.

If you are looking to install an expansion joint system, please use the contact form below to get in touch with our team. We offer many different types of expansion joints to suit the needs of all kinds of buildings. Not all expansion joints work the same way, as other criteria need to be considered before expansion joints can be installed.

Acoustic Rated Joints 

We offer a range of expansion joints to suit the needs of our clients, and one of these is acoustic rate joints. These rubber expansion joints are used as a pressure thrust in the gap between walls and windows, but they are primarily known for their noise absorption.

This joint type is installed to reduce noise, such as continuous traffic, in apartments and blocks of flats. These rubber expansion joints are also fire resistant, and convolution designed to act as an insulate, offering not only noise reduction but also support to the structure as a whole. 

Rubber joints of this kind are also used to control the HVAC balance between rooms in new builds and flat blocks. 

Fire Rated Joints 

In the various types of expansion joints we offer, one of the most important is fire rated. These are made using foam-based high-temperature resistant substances that offer integral fire resistance to improve the safety of building structures.

Installing these kinds of expansion joints requires careful consideration as they need to be installed in a way that will prevent fire and exhaust gases from spreading through the building. We provide registered trademark expansion joints for axial compression and fire resistance to a range of buildings.

Like other expansion joints, this type also absorbs alterations but is designed to convey high-temperature substances, which is why they are also installed with the standard piping system, as well as in the gap between walls. 

Car Park Deck Joints 

Concrete expansion joints are used in multi-storey car parks, which have been built to the industry standards, but as they are exposed to changing conditions, they are at risk of angular deflection. As car parks of this kind are more exposed to the elements, they require an expansion joint system to be installed to offer relief to the building during the flux of metal without the structure crumbling.

A metal expansion joint system can be used for these concrete driveways to help them withstand the continually changing weather conditions, as well as the heavy traffic loading that they must support. An expansion joint system is installed to support the metal bellows and concrete slabs that are used in the structure of car parks of this kind. 

The concrete slabs are exposed to torsion through the ongoing traffic as well as anti-slip salt and other additional stress, which can contribute to the shrinkage of the concrete and metallic bellows of the structure. 

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Stadium Movement Joints (Stadia) 

Much like the metal expansion joints that are installed in car parks, an expansion joint system is required for stadiums to brace the structure against adjustments long term. Rubber and concrete expansion joints are used in these structures for reinforcement and are designed to pillar the convolution of the stadium, which occurs over time with weather and temperature conditions.

The piping systems used for stadiums are solid, which is why we use rubber or concrete expansion joints in this work, but also flexible enough to accept axial, lateral, and angular deflections which can occur over time.

For more information on the work we do, use the contact form below. 

Industrial Floor Movement Joints 

Concrete expansion joints are used to maintain the durability of high traffic surfaces, including industrial floors, which have to deal with high traffic of pedestrians as well as heavy machinery.

An expansion joint system for this kind of flooring can be made using concrete expansion joints or rubber joints, depending on the location and needs of the environment. Most commonly, a concrete joint system is installed to the foundation of the industrial site offering reinforcement to the highest-trafficked area to ensure the safety and longevity of the space.

Warehouse Floor Expansion Joints

Similarly, concrete expansion joints are used underneath and within the gaps of warehouse flooring. Like industrial sites, warehouses experience a high level of traffic and need to be able to reinforce heavyweights in stocks and machinery, which is why a concrete expansion joint system is typically the best solution for these spaces.

We can install the joint system to the foundation of the warehouse or as a way to reinforce existing flooring depending on the needs of the working contract. 

Bridge Expansion Joints

Special expansion joints are required to be used on bridges, according to the standards of the Highways England Design Manual for Roads and Bridges. The specification of the expansion joint system can differ based on the bridge design, but like all other expansion joints we offer, the purpose is the same.

A bridge expansion joint is designed to accommodate the thermal and other movements that the bridge will be subject to over time. This joint system will maintain the durability and offer reinforcement to the bridge, ensuring it will be safe to use at all times.

Commonly, a concrete joint system is used for bridges, but there are other materials available depending on the conditions of the site. 

Different types of structural movement

The purpose of expansion joints, whether they are rubber, concrete, or metal, is to reduce the impact of structural movement. This is something that all buildings, surfaces, and bridges are subject to over time, and our work is to avoid as many issues as possible by installing expansion joints that allow for these adjustments.

To understand more about how expansion joint systems can help your site and the work we do, we need to look into the kinds of changes your site may be subject to.

Changes to constructions can occur due to:

Expansion joints are installed as a way to protect the building and allow for these forms of structural changes, which will occur over time, which in turn will reduce the impact these movements can make.

At Expansion Joints, we can assist you on the best specifications, costs and prices. Make sure you contact us today for more information on our great movement joints.

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Summary

An expansion joint is a means of solving potential problems caused by movement. 

These adjustments could be a result of thermal expansion, moisture flux, creep, and structural loading or the effect of chemical changes, which means that all kinds of construction are subject to it. Expansion joints, like those offered by our company, are designed to allow for this kind of progression, so the impact on the building as a whole is reduced.

We offer a range of expansion joints, such as rubber or concrete joints, which can be installed to the structural design of the building to prevent issues in the future. 

For more information on the work we do and how we can help you, use the contact form below. 

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Belfast

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