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 custom-tailored solution takes into account the locations, traffic, movement, and existing joint sizes at each expansion joint location. Consequently systems from EMSEAL’s entire selection of stadium expansion joints have been utilized where they are best suited. SJS-Seismic Joint System 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.
The picture to the left illustrates the unique ability of SJS to ensure continuity of seal in plane changes. The view is looking down over the railing at the transition between the upper and lower seating bowls. It shows how the expansion joint system has been supplied and installed to be watertight throughout this transition.
The picture below is a view looking down the completed installation of the SJS System in the seating bowl. The sandblasted coverplates are skid resistant and feature a long chamfer on its edges to facilitate pedestrian traffic. Other EMSEAL systems used on the project include double-sided Seismic Colorseal, DSM System, Seismic Colorseal and Thermaflex with hundreds of factory-fabricated inside and outside transitions to follow the treads and risers.
Scott Stadium joins the Packers, Colts, Jets/Giants, Patriots, Yankees, Mets, Phillies, U of Michigan, U of Minnesota, U of Maryland, U of Cincinnati and many more on a long list of successful new and retrofit stadium expansion joint projects featuring EMSEAL expansion joint products and custom solutions.