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Expansion joint covers: Migutrans installed in Richmond International Airport.

Airport Floor Expansion Joints and the Common Law of Business Balance…in other words, “you get what you pay for.”

When Richmond International Airport undertook a major upgrade and expansion in 2008, it joined a growing list of airports that have, or are over time, upgrading their interior floor expansion joints to EMSEAL Migutrans.  Why?  The run-of-the-mill floor expansion joints available from a dozen manufacturers are victims of…

A Waterproof Solution for the Plaza Deck at New York’s Famous Lincoln Center

A Waterproof Solution for the Plaza Deck at New York’s Famous Lincoln Center

The very public plaza at North America’s premier music venue, Lincoln Center in New York City, had a continuing problem with leaking plaza expansion joints. Almost since its initial construction in 1959, it had been leaking water from the grand plaza to the underground parking levels below. Two…

Expansion Joints have evolved. Find out how with a visit to or from EMSEAL

We all came from somewhere. Before concrete there was stone. Before microsphere-modified acrylic polymers, there was tar. EMSEAL is proud to have evolved with changes in material and building science.  We would love to share with you, in person, the latest in expansion joint sealing—from our breakthrough Seismic…

SEISMIC COLORSEAL by EMSEAL uniquely handles all of the challenges posed by this application. Tight radii are handled in by the flexibility of the material.

Curved Expansion Joints? EMSEAL Bends Over Backwards, Longways, and Sideways for You…

Whether in curved skylights at St. Louis Lambert Field, roadways at JetBlue, or around elliptical columns at the Nationals Ball Park, curved expansion joints more common than you’d think. Regardless of the radius and the material best suited the application, EMSEAL has the expertise to not only follow…

Unobtrusive, Quiet, Watertight, Trafficable Coverplate with No Invasive Anchors– SJS SYSTEM at Boston Prudential Center Parking Entrance

Tired of Noisy Plates and Leaking Expansion Joints, Prudential Center Boston Switches to Seismic Joint System

Joining a growing list of owners and managers that are tired of noisy, leaky expansion joints, Boston Properties is upgrading many of its joints to EMSEAL.  At this location at and entrance to it’s vast underground parking deck the parking deck joint selection was SJS System. Unlike noisy…

Thermaflex installed at Condo on the Bay in Sarasota, FL.

“Tomato, tomahto “—Carpark, Parkade, Parking Deck, Parking Garage—No Matter What you call them, the expansion joints shouldn’t leak…

Expansion joints for parking decks are often the leak point for water into lower level parking areas or even occupied space below.  Watertightness is therefore critical.  When design or structural factors cause joints to change plane or direction is where most joints leak–often after the first rain storm.  EMSEAL…

SEISMIC JOINT SYSTEM-SJS is the latest to be installed and was chose where existing joints were too large for a winged-compression seal system like THERMAFLEX that was used elsewhere on the project.

UVA’s Scott Stadium Joins Packers, Redskins, Colts, Jets/Giants, and many more in Successful Expansion Joint Installation

Over the last several years, EMSEAL and contractor Richmond Primoid, Inc. have been involved in a steady program of upgrades to Scott Stadium that includes retrofitting failed and leaking expansion joints.  The program has been flexibly adapted to the university’s sports schedule as well as annual budgets. The…

Fire rated wall expansion joint GE Turbine EHSHIELD WFR2 Installation

Fire-Rated Expansion Joint Sealants Selling Like Hot Cakes

Over 11,000 LF in first year of product launch proves EMSEAL’s fire-rated hybrids are the state-of-the-art of joint sealing. From prisons to factories, military bases to schools, and airports to stadiums the Emshield product line is combining life-safety, sound blocking and insulation with the traditional roles of sealants…

DSM Expansion Joint in Port Allen Locks

EMSEAL Goes Deep on Expansion Joints for Massive Port Allen Lock Project

Imagine having to replace and install expansion joints in a massive public works structure with a very small window of time to complete the job. A temporarily drained river lock with concrete walls rising over six stories tall, a bottom bed as wide as half the width of…

Thermaflex installed in carpark at North York Hospital.

Answering the Challenge of Watertight Transitions at Canadian Hospital

Transitions in expansion joints are often a weakness of the best engineering designs. When executed in the field they dramatically slow the installation process and are often the focus of a failing waterseal. The best solution is having factory-fabricated transitions built into the expansion system before it arrives…