Why do you need expansion joint repairs?
Nobody wants expansion joints, but unfortunately, they are necessary to allow for building movement. As forklifts and other traffic goes over the joints, in time this creates damage to the joints and can be a real problem. This can create a safety issue as well as damages to your forklifts or pallet trucks.
Expansion joints in concrete are necessary to allow building movement, but unfortunately regularly break down after years of wear, causing damage to fork lifts, pallet trucks etc. and for them to become unstable.
Expansion Joint Repairs – The Solution
We offer a solution to this problem by removing the damaged expansion joint and surrounding concrete and replacing it with a polyurethane or epoxy resin flooring screed and flexible polyurethane or epoxy resin jointing compound, leaving a smooth, flush transition between concrete bays.
New buildings tend to move a lot more. We can repair and reinstate these joints, to their original condition. The older the building, which have a lot less movement, allows us to reduce the width, making damage less likely.
In order to align with base concrete slab movement joints, for the perimeter of stainless steel drainage systems and for the aesthetic day joints on large projects, a range of products can be used to form joints with a high degree of flexibility to accommodate movement.
Industries that may find joints break down quicker will include:
- Flooring exposed to chemicals
Resin joints withstand chemical attack much better than concrete making this a reason you would invest in a resin joint repair system.