Watertight Expansion Joints and Construction Sealants by 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 to our firm in 1990, this quote has been the basis of EMSEAL’s mission for 30+ 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.

Why 3-D? Anyone can make an expansion joint waterproof in cross-section. It’s at expansion joint transitions and at tie-ins to waterproofing membranes that joints leak. Always. Unless you address the transitions in the drawings, in the plant, and in the field. Sika Emseal has made the waterproofing of expansion joint transitions central to its approach to lasting joint sealing. We’d love to teach you how it works and how you can offer your client trouble-free, lowest-total-cost-of-ownership expansion joint seals.

To find out how, schedule an EMSEAL lunch seminar now or read more about it at emseal.com.