Watertight Expansion Joints and Construction Sealants by EMSEAL

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The Need for a Better Seismic Expansion Joint

The need for a better seismic expansion joint drove the development of the SJS System from Emseal–here’s a summary video to show you the result:  Research, observation, and conversations with engineers and owners pleading for a better option than noisy, leaking cover-and-gutter systems drove the development goals…

parking expansion joint fabrication emseal transition top

ON THE SHOP FLOOR: Expansion Joint Transitions Watertight, Leak Checked

Our amazing, smiling, weld team continue to crank out parking garage expansion joints customized to follow any changes in plane and direction you throw at them. And, yes, they are smiling! Here they’ve not only taken our Thermaflex winged joint through a complex double/dogleg tee, but they’ve provided…

Skybridge expansion joints from JFK terminal to TWA Hotel sealed with Emseal

Saarinen Soars, Emseal Seals – The Adaptive Reuse of an Icon – TWA Hotel

In the TWA Hotel project at JFK International Airport our Seismic Colorseal expansion joint material plays a small but critical role in sealing some of the tapering, varying, compound curved junctions in Eero Saarinen’s masterpiece the TWA Flight Center. This icon of art, aviation and architecture has now…

Expansion Joint Patents: US Patent And Trademark Badge

US Patent Office Continues to Recognize EMSEAL Expansion Joint Innovation

Update May 18, 2020: On January 28, 2020 US Patent 10,544,582 B1 issued. This patent broadens coverage on Bridge Expansion Joint Kickout Terminations. On February 25, 2020 US Patent 10,570,611 B2 issued broadening coverage on our precompressed foam Universal and Custom transitions. Update January 7, 2020: On December 31,…

EMSEAL Rocks Earth Day 2019

Everyday at EMSEAL we ask our employees to be the best that each person can be. Whether it’s remedying a construction problem, maintaining strong customer relationships, or  making sure that the best product gets to where it needs to be — when it needs to be there. With…

Waterproof carpark expansion joint transition from Emseal

ON THE SHOP FLOOR: Parking Expansion Joints Follow Changes In Plane and Direction

Anyone can make an expansion joint watertight in cross-section. It’s at changes in plane and direction that they’ll leak. That is, unless you order custom, factory-welded, reinforced, leak-tested transitions and terminations from Emseal. This week, like any other, we have a number of jobs on the shop floor…

Expansion Joint website from EMSEAL

Expansion Joint Tools and News—What’s new at www.emseal.com

EMSEAL is devoted to keeping the information on our expansion joint products and their many applications relevant, easy to access, and up to date. We are constantly uploading new content and files to accommodate any question you might have about our company and line of seismic, fire-rated, or…

How Does the Sika Acquisition of EMSEAL Affect Me? FAQ’s

With the recent announcement of the acquisition of EMSEAL by Sika, we’re sure our customers are asking two questions: 1) how does this affect me? and 2) how does this affect me? In short, it doesn’t. Our business and our brand will stand alone. It is absolutely business as usual from…

Expansion Joint Manufacturer EMSEAL Expands

EMSEAL Expands

Move into 156,000 SF Plant will meet Growing Global Expansion Joint Demand EMSEAL Expands. But you already knew that. EMSEAL’s self-expanding, non-invasively anchored, watertight expansion joint systems have been expanding to fill building expansion joints for decades. In response to global demand for 360-degree building envelope sealing solutions…

Peter Hensley in his workshop working on SJS samples

At 87, Peter Hensley Still Inspires

Design efficiency, exacting assembly, graciousness and continuous improvement are among living legacy. “How’s your father?” is among the most asked, non-technical questions during our SWRI Validated Expansion Joint Training sessions at EMSEAL. More than 500 of you—architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, distributors, independent reps and owners—have come through this…