Allowing Structures to Move
An expansion joint is a mid-structure separation designed to relieve stress on building materials caused by building movement induced by thermal variations, winds, seismic events, static and live load deflection.
The lack of an expansion joint can hamper or destroy the integrity of the facility, or cause damage to the structural or architectural components. If properly designed, expansion joints can accommodate the movement of building materials, preventing cracking and other damage.
best fit for concrete slabs
Floor Expansion Joints
To go in-between floor tiles and allow for flexibility.
BEST FIT FOR WALL JOINTS
Wall Expansion Joints
Recommended to go in-between wall joints to make sure that the structure can shift.
Vertical Expansion Joints
When multiple ceiling panels come together, they need the pliancy for dynamic environments, a ceiling expansion is needed.