VA USPTO Parking Garage Expansion joints BuildingSplash EMSEAL

US Patent & Trademark Office Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

Virginia

Date: 2002 - 2004

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Time Proves Expansion Joint Selection and Installation Patently Good

From bottom to top and everything in between, the new (in 2004) headquarters for the United States Patent and Trademark Office was knit together with EMSEAL structural expansion joints and sealants. 350LF of BG System, 1,000LF of Migutan-FP, over 500LF of Seismic Colorseal and Horizontal Colorseal and more than 5,000lLF of Thermaflex were used to seal the West Parking Structure and adjacent structures from below the mud slab, on tunnel walls and roof, in foundation wall, above-grade walls, and the parking decks.

A visit to the Patent Office 13 years after initial installation shows the material in excellent condition having delivered value far beyond the terms of warranty. It’s value like this that continues to prove EMSEAL expansion joint solutions the lowest-total-cost-of-ownership option for building owners–in this case the US Taxpayer.

Here’s some of what we observed:

VA USPTO Parking Garage Expansion joints seismic colorseal entrance EMSEAL

Seismic Colorseal

VA USPTO Parking Garage Expansion joints seismic colorseal color change EMSEAL
VA USPTO Parking Garage Expansion joints seismic colorseal EMSEAL

Thermaflex

VA USPTO Parking Garage Expansion joints Thermaflex tire EMSEAL
VA USPTO Parking Garage Expansion joints Thermaflex Compact EMSEAL
VA USPTO Parking Garage Expansion joints Thermaflex at door EMSEAL

Continuity of Seal

VA USPTO Parking Garage Expansion joints Thermaflex to Seismic Colorseal EMSEAL
VA USPTO Parking Garage Expansion joints Thermaflex to Seismic Colorseal at Column EMSEAL

Horizontal Colorseal

VA USPTO Parking Garage Expansion joints horizontal colorseal parapets
VA USPTO Parking Garage Expansion joints horizontal colorseal cornerbead test
VA USPTO Parking Garage Expansion joints horizontal colorseal conduit
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