Galvanized Expansion Joints are used for many important architectural structures like the high rise building. This kind of building specifically has a requirement for these joints.
Buildings, especially high rises are subject to many factors like wind velocity, weather, seismic activity, etc. All these things can damage the building even though the construction is faultless. ‘Galvanized Reducing Socket’(also known as ’ซ็อกเก็ตลดสังกะสี’ in the Thai language) joint plays a major role to protect the buildings, home, etc.
Let’s look at a few uses of the Expansion Joint Covers
Floor Expansion Joint Covers
Floor expansion joints covers need to be selected very carefully as it is one of the most critical steps in the specification process. A major consideration when choosing floor covers is the presence of rolling loads and the requirement of hygiene.
Wall & Ceiling
After selecting the floor cover, choosing the wall cover is next on the list. It is a relatively simple decision in comparison but when it comes to the seismic joints covers there are other options depending upon the aesthetics and the functionality.
Exterior walls of any structure need to be reinforced to handle the worst of the weather. Joints get affected by heat, shrinkage, etc and in such cases, you can’t have the joints that hold together the wall panels in place being damaged.
Parking and Stadium
Parking garages require very well installed floor joists and roof joints. As car parks are multi-level structures they require the floor joints to be in place to avoid the slipping of the cars when they are in the parked position.
Most floor expansion joints covers fall off because the bolts that hold them downfall off and these bolts need to be protected by good quality covers that will protect the center bolt.
Compression seals are the best option for joint expansions as they deal with movements very well. They need to be bound into place with watertight sealing and so it is important that you get good quality compression seals.