Protection from the elements@htagvalue>
Our barrier solutions are designed to be used with most of our expansion joint cover assemblies, Our fire barrier systems can be rated for up to three hours and are third-party tested to meet codes and give you peace of mind. If wet conditions or temperature is a concern, our vapor and thermal vapor barrier systems help to resist moisture and control temperature.
Fire Barrier Systems
Vapor Barrier System
Thermal Vapor Barrier System
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Choosing the right cover system can be challenging, but you're not alone. We've got you covered with guides on sizing, waterproofing, fire barriers, building movement and more.
A critical element of proper joint sizing is to keep proper movement types and ranges in mind.
Types of Building Movement
Prior to selecting a cover, it is crucial to consider which type(s) of building movement your project might encounter.
Building Types: Environments To Consider
Understanding Fire-Rated Expansion Joints
Fire-rated expansion joints are necessary to maintain building safety. Here’s how to incorporate them.
Waterproofing an Expansion Joint
There are several aspects to consider that help prevent water from leaking through the expansion joint and into your building.
Questions to Ask Before Selection
Consider these topics on movement, safety, aesthetic, building resilience, and more when choosing the best cover for your building.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A FIRE BARRIER INSTALLATION@htagvalue>
General Considerations: What fire rating are you trying for?
• Be sure to select the appropriate third-party listed product for the application
• Check that your job site conditions are the same as the third-party listing
Floor Installation Prep: Are your concrete surfaces properly prepared?
• Surface mounted covers require a square, clean joint
• Blockouts must be level for recessed covers
• Set the substrate at the correct elevation prior to the fire barrier installation
Wall Installation Prep: Are your substrates finished correctly?
• Drywall must be installed on the inside of the joint
• Joint edges must be parallel to one another
• Be sure the proper blocking connection points are made, if applicable
(Typically needed in 2 hour rating situations)
• Be mindful of floor fire barriers above and below for proper transitioning
We'll show you how to properly install our FB-17 system in a floor application.
As one of the leading expansion joint manufacturers, we understand that every project has its own special movement criteria, and that one of our standard designs may not be right for your project. We have a team of technical experts that can work with you to design a custom seismic joint system that meets your project’s specific requirements.
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