Index of Frequently Asked Questions:
As the FAQ section of emseal.com has grown, the need for this dedicated
index became apparent. By clicking on the questions you will be
taken to a new window and directly to the topic in the answer list.
The FAQ section of emseal.com is continually being updated and is
derived from questions asked through consultations with owners,
architects, engineers, contractors, distributors and manufacturer's
representatives by phone as well as received through
What are the typical lead times for
EMSEAL's precompressed foam products?
What are the typical lead times
for EMSEAL's parking deck, plaza deck, stadium, and floor products?
Will liquid sealant primers affect BACKERSEAL?
Does BACKERSEAL contain any
wax in its formulation.
Your materials are certified to be “stable”
at 185 degrees F. What do you mean by “stable”?
Your data sheet claims that the
material “exerts a backpressure” and “self expands to fill the
joint”—what does this mean?
What is "compression set"?
Why not use closed-cell foam as backing instead of impregnated foam?
Why does EMSEAL discourage the use of
gutters under deck expansion joints?
Are your deck joints
EMSEAL provide job specific shop drawings based on field
On your interior floor expansion joint
index, what do Standard / Medium / Heavy relate to?
Does your DSM
SYSTEM support high heel foot traffic?
What is the
coefficient of friction on the SJS SYSTEM Coverplates?
EMSHIELD DFR2 require a sealant band injected from the underside along the
in tumescent bellows-to-substrate interface?
Does EMSEAL Private Label its Architectural
Precompressed Sealant Products to Anyone?