7 Joint Performance Considerations

Compression Seal Gray and BlackExpansion joint systems are found in many buildings. Joint systems are designed to close off the gap in a building system and still allow it to move. If the building is well designed, you will barely notice them. There are many factors that need to be considered to create a successful building joint. The 7 joint performance considerations include:

  1. Minimize slipping or tripping hazard over the joint
  2. Support necessary floor loads
  3. Maintain fire separation integrity
  4. Maintain sound separation integrity
  5. Maintain thermal separation integrity
  6. Maintain moisture barrier integrity
  7. Provide acceptable continuation of finish

Nystrom understands the complexities with Expansion Joint Systems, codes and applications. For more information please visit www.Nystrom.com.