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 to our firm in 1990, this quote has been the basis of EMSEAL’s mission for 20+ years. Less than 1/2 of one percent of the budget of a structure is typically spent on expansion joints. In fact less than one percent is usually spent on all waterproofing. Yet, waterproofing related issues constitute a lions share of post-tenancy complaints and revenue disruption and are involved in an estimated 90% of construction-related lawsuits.

We can “work together” to produce trouble-free joint seals. It involves a collaborative process, begun early in design stage and includes the incorporation of a couple of simple sheets to your bid documents. Architects, engineers, and general and sub contractors everywhere are adopting our “Think, Design, Detail, Erect, Manufacture and Install 3-Dimensional Expansion Joint Solutions” approach to joint sealing. To find out how, schedule an EMSEAL lunch seminar now or read more about it at