Watertight Expansion Joints and Construction Sealants by EMSEAL

Continuity of Seal

In building expansion joints, continuity of seal is the assurance of watertightness throughout its length and through all changes in plane, direction, and intersection within a single joint sealing technology or between one or more technology types. Continuity of seal in most applications is best achieved through the specification, manufacture, and installation of factory-fabricated expansion joint transitions.

Continuity of seal through curb, sidewalk and between dissimilar materials at wallThe image at left a great example of what we mean by “continuity of seal” in expansion joints.
In this condition a Thermaflex parking deck expansion joint crosses a drive lane, transitions up and over a curb, tees into the perpendicular deck-to-wall joint using our “Shear Pocket” technology, and intersects at an offset wall joint sealed with Sesimic Colorseal that nests into a “boot termination” that protrudes into the wall and is welded into the Thermaflex system.


NOTE: The definitions of terms and terminology herein are rooted in the context of use in the field of construction-related joint sealing in EMSEAL’s experience. They are provided with the intent of offering a fuller understanding of the context of their usage. Any suggestions or questions regarding interpretation are welcome and should be directed to content@emseal.com. Thank you.