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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…

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

With the 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 EMSEAL’s…

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 Sika Emseal. This week, like any other, we have a number of jobs on the shop…

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…

Expansion Joint Continuity of Seal RoofJoint MockUp

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.” Sika 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…

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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…

The Need for a Better Seismic Expansion Joint

The need for a better seismic expansion joint cover drove the development of the SJS System from Sika 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…

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…

Inside Technical Sales Support Team at Sika EMSEAL

Highly Trained Technical Sales Team

The Sika Emseal Technical Sales Team is one of our greatest assets. It is comprised of a group of highly trained Inside Technical Sales Support Specialists paired with an Outside Regional Sales Team. They all collaborate on a daily basis to assist the construction industry on designing, specifying,…