Autor: EMSEAL

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 Sika 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…

Expansion Joint Patents: US Patent And Trademark Badge

US Patent Office Continues to Recognize EMSEAL Expansion Joint Innovation

Update December 14, 2021: On November 23, 2021 US Patent 11,180,995 issued. This patent broadens coverage on Sika Emseal’s  fire-rated tunnel expansion joint systems. Update March 29, 2021: On March 9th, 2021 US Patent 10,941,562 issued, and on March 2, 2021 US Patents 10,934,702,  and 10,934,704 issued. All…

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

Got it Rough? Sealing Rough-Faced Expansion Joint Substrates

Rough expansion joint substrates are actually very common. We were contacted 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 — would have left this building…

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…

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…

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…