QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE SELECTION

When choosing an expansion joint cover, it is important to consider the safety, aesthetics, and resilience of the building. It is essential that the expansion joint cover works properly during thermal, wind sway, settlement and/or seismic movement. Additionally, a full understanding of the environment in which the expansion joint cover will be installed prior to selection can prevent future problems from occurring. By answering the questions below, you will be better prepared to select the proper expansion joint cover for your project.

 

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01

What is Your Nominal Joint Size?

What is Your Nominal Joint Size?

02

How much are you expecting the joint to open/close?

Determine your minimum and maximum openings.

(Example:  6” maximum/ 2” minimum opening)


How much are you expecting the joint to open/close?

03

Is there lateral shear movement required?

If yes, how much?

Is there lateral shear movement required?

04

What type of facility?

(Examples: hospital, airport, school)

What type of facility?

05

Are there any special loading requirements?

(Example: heavy rolling loads)

Are there any special loading requirements?

06

What is the construction?

(Examples: new to existing, new to new,  drywall to CMU, metal panel to EIFS)

What is the construction?

07

What is your design vision for the space?

(Example: back of house or front of house)

What is your design vision for the space?

08

Does the joint need to be fire rated or waterproof?

Does the joint need to be fire rated or waterproof?

09

What is your budget?

What is your budget?

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