The importance of carrying out bearing and expansion joint inspections by proficient and competent engineers who understand their functionality can often be key to maximising a structure’s lifespan and avoiding major, unexpected, emergency repair costs.
Ekspan have carried out a number of projects for swing bridges and foot bridges. From design, fabrication of all structural components, to trial erection and final installation. Details of these type of bridge installations can be supplied on request.
Seal type expansion joints are used at road level, especially on car parks and some bridge structures. The main function of expansion joints is to absorb movements of bridges caused by changes in temperature, thus avoiding any bulge dip or gap that would otherwise form on the top surfaces. In this application, the expansion profile is located between epoxy mortar nosings or prefabricated steelworks.
EC - Profile
The EC profile is a robust profile ideal for heavy-duty purposes. The joint is carefully designed to ensure that the rubber moves in predetermined directions as the expansion gap closes. Due to the geometry of this profile, it is self- retaining and thus the use of adhesive to attach the profile to the joint is not essential.
EW - Profile
The EW profile is a light profile that can be easily pressed in, and hence mounting can be carried out with ease. The joint can be straight when using this profile.
The rubber seals used for the EW series are designed in three different profiles:
1) EW 10, 2) EW 20, and 3) EW 30, EW 45, EW 60 (identical in design, but in different sizes)