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In its ongoing recognition of the company's innovations in the building product arena, the United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded US Patent 9,739,050. This patent covers EMSEAL's RoofJoint and RoofJoint Closure assembly--a first of its kind system designed to specifically address the transition from roof expansion joints to wall expansion joints.

EMSEAL Expansion Joint Patents Confirmed Through Reexamination, New Patents Awarded, Others Pending

Despite efforts of others to challenge EMSEAL’s innovations in expansion joint technology, EMSEAL is proud that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has confirmed our previously patented innovations and continues to award new patent protection for our breakthrough fire and water resistant expansion joint systems. EMSEAL is…

Fargo Theater Island Park Ramp EMSEAL Parking Garage Expansion Joints

Parking garage expansion joints in Fargo, ND are standing the test of time–“You betcha!”

16 years later and the Thermaflex parking expansion joints are still mint at the Island Park Ramp in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. Caulk and backerrod in perimeter joints has long ago dried up and failed adhesively and cohesively (“Oh Geez!”) while the Thermaflex soldiers on. Even the factory-welded…

Fire-Rated Expansion Joints Installed at New Hampshire Federal Prison

Fire barrier expansion joints are essential to life safety in any structure. Part of the Emshield family of products, EMSEAL’s WFR2 and DFR2 2-hour fire-rated expansion joint seals were installed throughout the newly constructed Berlin Federal Prison in Berlin, NH. As is common with prison construction, large panel concrete walls…

Fire rated expansion joint filler - General Electric Turbine Manufacturing Facility Installs Fire-Rated Emshield WFR2, Solving Wall Design Challenge.

General Electric Turbine Manufacturing Facility Installs Fire-Rated WFR2 Solving Wall Design Challenge

A fire rated expansion joint filler was an essential requirement in the specification for General Electric’s Gas Turbine Test Stand 8 in Greenville, SC is the manufacturing home of the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine. It’s an enormous structure capable of housing assembly lines capable of…

Rough expansion joint substrates. Got it Rough? You Need SEISMIC COLORSEAL for Rough-Faced Expansion Joint Substrates

Got it Rough? You Need Seismic Colorseal for Rough-Faced Expansion Joint Substrates

Rough expansion joint substrates are actually very common. We got a ping through online chat recently about rough limestone and its suitability as a substrate for an expansion joint. It’s a great question because so many of the old technologies — compression seal, strip seal, closed-cell foam —…

Sealant Waterproofing Restoration Institute Spends 5-Minutes with Lester Hensley

EMSEAL and SWR Institute This article appeared first in the Winter 2015, issue 37.1, of “Applicator”, the publication of the Sealant Waterproofing Restoration Institute (SWR Institute) and is reprinted with their permission.  Through technical education, alliances, networking and fellowship, the SWR Institute seeks to raise the bar in the…

Bridge Expansion Joint System, BEJS, selected for 2014 AASHTO Innovation Initiative

The AASHTO Innovation Initiative advances innovation from the grassroots up: by agencies, for agencies, peer-to-peer. The program actively seeks out proven advancements in transportation technology, investing time and money to accelerate their adoption by agencies nationwide. Each year, the program selects highly valuable technologies, processes, software, or other innovations that have…

Three New Patents in 2014, Three in 2013, Prove EMSEAL’s Ongoing Commitment to Innovation

NOTE: EMSEAL’s patents are increasing daily. To see the latest news in this area read our latest blog. Previous blog from 2014: Three new 2014 patents prove EMSEAL’s innovation commitment. With two new patents issued in August and another in June this year, EMSEAL continues to demonstrate its…

Shear Pocket Technology Enhances Movement of Deck and Roof Expansion Joints

Developed by EMSEAL over 20 years ago, shear pockets are a loop of Santoprene thermoplastic rubber welded to replace the center member or cells of an expansion joint extrusion. Shear pockets enhance the ability of extruded expansion joints to handle extraordinary shear movements where joints change direction and…

EMSEAL Expansion Joints-COLORSEAL expansion joint from 50 feet away EMSEAL

Expansion Joints are UGLY!?

We occasionally hear this objection from architects. Notwithstanding that eye-of-the-beholder thing, it may be true–if you actually see the joints. Most people don’t ever notice expansion joints. They’re certainly not the visual focal point of architecture. As expansion joint material manufacturers, in order to inform designers about our products and…