As the name suggests, expansion joint treatment usually is a requirement during the construction of large buildings. The basic requirement for have expansion joints are to provide padding over the building sections to have some room for material expansion when high temperature is exerted into it. The same can be said with contraction during winter times.
Although the importance of having an expansion joint over one’s building is quite important, its very important to ensure that the expansion joint treatment in buildings is covered properly.
Let’s first understand in detail about the benefits of having expansion joints overbuilding in the first place.
Importance of expansion joints sections
Like we have explicitly defined the importance of expansion joint sections and their usages in practice terms, which are enormous.
Some buildings which have these features are sure to withstand great troubles of cracks which usually come when the material is expanded and contracted over the years.
Let’s Learn in more detail about the benefits of ensuring the expansion joint treatment for buildings are ensured.
Needs for Large buildings
All of the large buildings that people made, having a solid expansion joint treatment for buildings is quite important.
When high temperature enters over the material, whether it’s concrete or iron rods, the material greatly expands from the result of it.
With this expansion its quite evident enough that they will surely exert some pressure over the material concrete. Because of no flexibility exists over the concrete, cracks started to appear concerning time.
Having an expansion joint treatment for buildings, it ensured that these cracks that come in the form of high heat expansion are properly compressed.
Security from thermal expansions
During the summer season, the temperature usually applies a great deal of expansion due to it. This makes centimeter worth of movement due to the expansion process in concrete and iron rods.
Even if its millimeter worth of movement cause of thermal expansion, if there’s no security padding in the form of expansion joint, then cracks will appear over the structure, which could be a cause of the devastating accident.
Because of the thermal expansion joint, it’s possible to bypass the cracks over the concrete and from the result of it, a secure building that lasts for a longer period.
Tapping in the leakage troubles
No, when the structure security is ensured, what’s we’re left with is the leakage end of the bargain, which is a cause of opening from expansion joints.
To fix the opening, usually, we apply expansion joint treatment for buildings to secure any water-based damages for the better.
The main workaround for protecting the building from the leakage is to close down or in other words waterproofing through a sealant to refrain water being drain down the building without any reservations.
Materials vs chemicals: Which is better?
As we have explained the main requirement for expansion joint treatment for buildings, the next big question is how it’s possible to do that.
Practically seeing into things, waterproofing provides two basic solutions for customers who are looking to waterproof their homes. Either through materials or chemicals.
But when dealing with expansion joint treatment, mostly it has done with the help of material only because for chemical it’s not applied under the section, but instead, it’s applied all around the surface to make the surface waterproof.
With the help of waterproofing material, we can able to ensure that expansion joint treatment for buildings is properly achieved.
Types of materials used
Understanding the use of waterproofing material for the application of expansion joint treatment for buildings, which type of materials are used in the first place is the next question worthy of being asked.
In its proper manner, we have explained some of the widely used material for expansion joint treatment for buildings.
In the top order, the widely used product for expansion joint treatment for buildings is none other than synthetic rubber. Because of their availability, most of the synthetic rubber is found within their unique brand nomenclatures.
Bitumen is considered as one of the most used product even over ordinary waterproofing in Pakistan. As for expansion joint treatment for buildings is concerned, the bitumen membrane comes in the form of membrane sheets which are applied as a cover of the expansion joint treatment for buildings.
Contact for best expansion joint treatment from waterproofing experts
People might need more information about the use of expansion joint treatment for buildings in general or how what does happen if we left the expansion joint at the mercy of harsh monsoon weather in Pakistan.
Simply ask us at LCS waterproofing solutions about expansion joint treatment for buildings and any details related to waterproofing in Pakistan in general and securing your roof from the monsoon in particular.