Watertight Expansion Joints and Construction Sealants by EMSEAL

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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…

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…

Other projects that feature Expansion Joint Systems and products by EMSEAL.

20+-year Run at Guggenheim—Colorseal a Permanent Exhibit at Historic Landmark Museum

We are often asked how long our products will last.  The answer often is “we have installations in place over 25 years old.” But one is never really sure, until you go and take a look. Seeing the Guggenheim museum has been on my bucket list for a…

Another Fire-Rating First–Seismic Traffic Joint is UL 2079 Fire Rated up to 2-hours

Emshield SJS FR One Install Does it All—Fire Rating, Watertight, Traffic Durable, 100% movement.  No anchors, no fire-blankets, no gutters. In another industry first, EMSEAL has built the fire-rating into the joint–this time for floor and deck joints subject to cars, pedestrians, material handling equipment and other loads. Installed…

Buckled Pavers in Plaza Deck

Waterproofing Plaza Deck Expansion Joints With Buried Sheet Goods—Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish

We received an emailed photograph from one of our sales reps today.  Here it is: It shows pavers on a split-slab plaza deck–buckled up, cracked, dislodged and missing.  The cause?  Movement from the structural expansion joint in the structural expansion joint below.  So why the mess?  The owner…

Sealing Joints In Swimming Pools--Submerseal Handles the Pressure

Sealing Joints In Swimming Pools–Submerseal Handles the Pressure

Swimming pools, fountains, water parks and water features pose a real challenge in joint sealing.  Durability in chlorinated or salinated water, combined with hydrostatic head pressure make these applications particularly troublesome.Over the past year, EMSEAL has been simulating continuous head pressure immersion with various pre-compressed sealant configurations and…

Why QuietJoint? New EMSEAL Product Fills Gaps and Market Need

Over the years, we have been repeatedly asked for a cost-effective way to mate mullion to window or wall at partitions. Partition closures seal the gaps created by semi-permanent, reconfigurable and even permanent partition walls.  Acoustical privacy, it seems, is the biggest problem created when demising walls are…

EMSEAL's DSM System installed at Melissa Cook Softball Stadium.

Even a Small Stadium Can Cause Big Expansion Joint Headaches—Not the case for Notre Dame’s Melissa Cook Softball Park Though.

A delightful little ballpark, Mellissa Cook Stadium proudly serves Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish softball team.  It also proudly serves the University’s engineering department as a facility that was waterproof and did not leak since the day it was built. This is in large part due to the selection…