Expansion Joints and Pre-Compressed Sealants




For joint sizes from 4-1/2 - 4-3/4"
in floors where high point loads are expected:

  • Fork Lifts
  • Trucks
  • Scissor Lifts
  • Gurneys
  • Luggage Carts
  • Hand Trucks
  • Pedestrians
  • Mobile Medical Equipment
  • Emergency Vehicles
  • Vendor Carts
  • Maintenance Equipment
Joint Size Movement Capability Visible Width
4-1/2 - 4-3/4" 1 1/4" (+5/8", -5/8") 14'


Load per axle for
trucks with pneumatic tires:
Load per axle for forklifts with pneumatic or solid, soft-rubber tires: Load per axle for equipment with solid, hard-plastic tires:
22,500 lbs
10,200 kg
100 kN
15,700 lbs
7,138 kg

70 kN

NOTE: Because a fork lift load is carried almost entirely on the front axle, this can also be considered the gross, loaded vehicle weight.

365 lbs/inch width of tire
6.5 kg/mm
63.7 N/mm

NOTE: Multiply total width of all tires on axle by above value to get total load capacity.

For assistance in calculating wheel loads of expected vehicles--Consult EMSEAL

Special properties
- ADA compliant
- Fire-rating available up to 4-inchs through addition of EMSHIELD DFR
Consult EMSEAL for other fire rating options.
- Good skid resistance through striated surface
- Smooth and impact-free traffic surface
- Extreme durability


--"Interior-Floor Expansion Joint Checklist"--

--Link to CAD Details (.dwg)-- 


(Need help with Floor Expansion Joints? Fax or Email Us This Checklist)

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Last Modified: April 26, 2015

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