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…

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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…

EMSEAL Expansion Joint WEBINARS

EMSEAL now offers Webinars specific to your regional location — allowing you a complete understanding of watertight expansion joints. Each session touches on many of the features offered in a successful system including movement capabilities, thermal and acoustic integrity, UL fire-ratings, aesthetics, traffic durability and more.  Discussions revolve…

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 SWRI Training Dates are Set for 2018

Expansion Joint Training

EMSEAL’s SWRI-Validated Expansion Joint Training program has been popular among architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, distributors and representatives worldwide. This educational, hands-on installation training program is AIA-registered and offers 8 HSW learning units upon completion. Topics to be covered include: history, design, technology failure analysis, safety, and quality assurance.…

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Expansion Joint Continuity of Seal — Watertight By Design

We’ve said it before: “Anyone can make an expansion joint watertight in cross-section. It’s at changes in plane and direction that they leak.” Emseal’s process, from design to completion, is built around what we call “Continuity of Seal.” This simple principle ensures that joints don’t leak at transitions…

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…

EMSEAL Expansion Joints and Sealants

EMSEAL Acquired by Sika

Sika Acquires Expansion Joint Manufacturer EMSEAL Westborough, Massachusetts — Sika, global leader in waterproofing, and specialty construction and industrial materials has added expansion joint and precompressed sealant manufacturer EMSEAL Joint Systems Ltd. to its capacity to provide comprehensive foundation-to-roof building waterproofing solutions. Customer-focus, service, and customized solutions leveraged…

Welding a EMSEAL watertight factory fabricated transitions

Skilled Factory Fabrication Wins Out

How often do varying structural expansion joint size problems arise that threaten the success of a project? More often than you’d realize it turns out. Construction would be a whole lot easier if the outcome of all designs was consistent and uniform. But that doesn’t happen in the real…