Expansion Joint Cover Videos

Learn more about the critical process behind testing and installing expansion joint cover systems for floors, walls, ceilings, roofs, and fire barrier. Understanding the proper protocols when it comes to expansion joint cover installation is crucial to pass inspection, as well as to ensure safety. Watch the Construction Specialties videos to learn more about expansion joint cover system testing and installation.

Expansion Joint Cover Testing Videos

Expansion joint covers are subject to many forms of movement, including multi-directional seismic movement. Testing our covers before installation is critical to ensure the systems perform as designed. Our expansion joint covers are put through cycle testing, which mimics real-world conditions so that any failures that may occur can be detected before installation. Click on our videos below to learn more about the testing process for different systems, including moat covers for base isolation and our custom multi-axial corridor covers.

  • Click to view a cycle test on one of our seismic exterior wall covers, XLS.
  • In this video we show the testing of our SSRW model (moat covers), the optional lateral slide model, and the inside and outside corner movements.
  • In this video our Multi-Axial Corridor Cover (MACC) system is tested for seismic movement in all directions.
  • All of our covers are cycle tested to ensure they will hold up in a seismic event, including these stair treads and risers that were made custom for Cal Memorial Stadium in Berkely, California.

Expansion Joint Cover Installation Videos

Learn tips and tricks for proper installation of expansion joint cover systems in a variety of environments. Become an expert by watching our videos that show hands-on installation demonstrations such as splicing fire barrier, installing our SSR system, floor-to-wall transitions, and step-by-step education from our Certified Installer Workshop.

  • If your building is fire rated, it will require fire barrier inside expansion joints. Watch this video to learn tips and tricks on how to install OFX fire barrier in horizontal floor and roof joints.
  • Proper splicing of fire barrier is important in order to pass inspection on a job site. This video demonstrates how to splice Monoflex® (OFX) fire barrier.
  • Our SSR system has been used in some of the most complex projects, but that doesn't mean installation needs to be complex. As you watch the video, you will learn helpful tips to make the installation easier.
  • The APF model comes fully assembled and takes only a few steps to install. Click to see how it's done.
  • Our Reflex® (RFX) fire barrier is made for 1" - 3" floor joints and can be accompanied by any Construction Specialties expansion joint cover system. Click the video to see how it is installed.
  • Zip Block (ZB) is designed to fit any new or existing blockout, and can be easily installed by embedding it in high-strength epoxy.
  • Our Certified Installer Workshop includes hands-on training, education on our product, and a tour of our manufacturing facility. Sign up by July 29, 2016 to attend our September workshop.
  • Performing an expansion joint cover transition from floor to wall is not an easy task, but with the help of our video and some practice, you will be able to master the RFX 4" floor-to-wall transition.
  • Getting a fire barrier splice correct is critical to maintain the fire rating and integrity of the product. Watch this video to see how it's done.
  • Seal Heat Weld
    In this video, we will show you the steps required to heat weld some of our seals using a hot plate and soldering iron.

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