Watertight Expansion Joints and Construction Sealants by EMSEAL

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Expansion Joint Training Dates Set Through 2014

EMSEAL’s highly praised, SWRI-Validated Expansion Joint Training program has been a draw this year for more than 150 architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, distributors and reps from around the world. The 8-CEU, AIA-registered program combines practical hands-on installation training with history, design, technology failure analysis, safety, and quality assurance…

EMSEAL Expansion Joints at 100 Cambridge Street

Lowest Total Cost of Ownership Building Expansion Joints

100 Cambridge Street Still Trouble-Free (2003, New Construction) Installed in 2003, the building expansion joints at 100 Cambridge Street, Boston remain trouble-free. This means the owners aren’t spending money on maintenance. It also means they have no leaks into tenantable space. The complex that includes the Saltonstall government…

SJS Seismic Joint System installed in El Dorado International Airport.

Seismic Joint System (SJS) for Interior Floor Joints–Watertight, Fire-Rated

Our SJS System has an unrivaled track record in sealing stadiums around the world. It has a similar track record in addressing parking deck expansion joints. Now SJS and it’s UL2079 certified fire-rated version, SJS-FR, are increasingly being used in interiors. The El Dorado International Airport in Bogota Colombia…

UK Car Parks Benefit from EMSEAL Watertight Expansion Joints

“Like Drinking from a Fire Hose”–Now That’s an Expansion Joint Water Test

When it came down to water testing the central parking garage expansion joints at Will Rogers World Airport, these guys didn’t mess around. DSM System was chosen for the retrofit of the top deck parking structure expansion joints at Will Rogers International Airport in Oklahoma City. A rigorous water…

Best design for cavity wall roof expansion joint

What’s the Best Roof Expansion Joint Design?

Kurt Moehlmann, our Chicagoland rep, recently asked some good questions: “What is preferred:  all pre-compressed foam joints for roof and walls or RoofJoint with foam for verticals? What are the criteria for specifying one over the other?” The answer to the first question is, “both.” The best roof…

The photo illustrates vividly why expansion joints should be watertight at their top surface. And why gutters can lead to the need for seriously costly repairs. They underscore how gutters conceal leaks, resulting in structural damage that is dangerous and far more costly than the price of an expansion joint that works.

Gutters Hide Expansion Joint Leaks

These photos received by our Tech Team inspired a re-post from our FAQ page: Why does EMSEAL discourage the use of gutters? The photo illustrates vividly why expansion joints should be watertight at their top surface.  And why gutters can lead to the need for seriously costly repairs. They…

EMSEAL Embraces, Enables Sustainability

EMSEAL Embraces, Enables Sustainability

From EMSEAL, the Westborough, MA based company that sealed all 6,514 windows on the Empire State Building LEED Gold retrofit, comes news of their own more local sustainability efforts. Like this massive project, which resulted in a 38% energy savings for the 102-floor, 2,900,000 square foot, New York…

Rethinking Expansion Joints in the Face of Quakes and Hurricanes

Expansion joints can be said to be among the most critical aspects of design in relation to building performance under geological and weather extremes. In the wake of the recent earthquake, hurricane Irene, and tropical storm Lee, those of us on the East Coast are being given repeated reminders of a…

Do Expansion Joint Leaks Plague your Projects?

“We have come to realize that our projects show more problems with expansion joints than all other product categories combined. Yet, expansion joints are a miniscule part of projects in terms of construction costs. How can we work together to produce trouble-free joint seals?” Received in a letter…

Could You Pass UL 2079?

SJS-FR2 — 2-hour Fire Rating Built-In to Seismic Joint System from EMSEAL Try this:  from a deep, knees-bent squat, stand up to your full height and squat back down again, slowly, taking 6 seconds to complete the cycle.  Do that 400 times.Now squat down and stand up 100…