Traffic rated expansion joint systems create a watertight membrane/nosing system for parking decks and stadiums. Most systems installed for vehicular traffic use a gland expansion joint system that is installed into a preformed concrete notch or block-out incorporating an elastomeric nosing material. Along with this gland type joint, there are many other joints such as compression seals, preformed compressible joint fillers, fire-rated joint assemblies and sublevel waterproofing systems.
At Schnell Contractors, Inc. we offer a full service approach to the installation and repair or replacement of expansion joints in existing concrete construction of buildings, parking structures, and stadiums. We work closely with architects and engineers to assure that the right size joint is specified based upon the design movement calculations. Equally important, the joints are also evaluated based upon their intended use, either to be resistant to vehicular traffic or durable to pedestrian traffic for walkways, plazas and stadiums.
Schnell Contractors, Inc.’s project managers work closely with the project General Contractor or Construction Manager to determine pre-construction installation methods to assure that the concrete joints are properly formed and sized for the specified joint movement.