EXPANSION JOINT COVERS
Buildings can move due to wind sway, building settlement, thermal expansion / contraction or seismic activity. In order to stop structural movement from causing damage to internal and external finishes, expansion joints are incorporated into buildings, from top to bottom and from back to front. An expansion joint is effectively a structural gap designed to accommodate the movement of a building.
Expansion Joint Covers (EJCs) provide a covered transition across the expansion joint opening and play an important role in making these structural gaps safe, seamless and aesthetically appealing. Each building will call for specific requirements when it comes to EJCs. Two building examples are given as follows:
Hospitals: would likely require a flush floor finish to allow for wheeled traffic, along with a rubber seal to ensure that infection control is maintained.
Airports: would likely require a strong, hard wearing and tamper-proof joint that will usually be all metal.
C/S expansion joints form one of the most comprehensive ranges in the world. Please follow the links below to discover more.