Expansion joints are designed to relieve stress on structural materials when movement occurs. Structural movement occurs as a result of several factors including thermal expansion and contraction due to changes in temperature, seismic occurrences, and wind.
Expansion joints are absolutely critical to infrastructure. They literally serve as structural cartilage, allowing the structure to absorb movement and changes in temperature. Before expansion joints were introduced into the construction industry, infrastructure was left to simply crack and deteriorate.
Contech Services, Inc. has executed thousands of expansion joint projects over the past 20 years, and is often called upon to provide expertise and consulting in the most complex cases. Our certified applicators have installed thousand of lineal feet of expansion joints, and are known for their in-depth technical expertise, problem-solving abilities, and surgeon-like precision.
Contech Services is able to complete even the most difficult installation or repair expansion joint project. It is highly critical for expansion joints to operate correctly. Our expansion joints are manufactured to the highest standards allowing traffic to continuously flow between structures while allowing for motion, temperature variations, shrinkage, and expansion.
Installing or replacing expansion joints can be a difficult process without the right technical expertise and experience. Every Contech field technician undergoes extensive training and certification specific to installing and repairing expansion joints using our unique products. We are a nationally certified applicator of the best expansion joint systems.
Retro-fit & new installations
Parking structures, malls, Plazas, stadiums & bridges
Seismic & thermal uses
System options – cover plates, Seals & glands
Rapid installation – minimum down time
Certified & trained applicator
Time proven installations
Traffic bearing (vehicular & pedestrian)
Expansion joints can reach failure for several different reasons. Multiple factors can cause the joint to become damaged or fail, leading to infrastructure issues and possible disaster. When repairing expansion joints, it is important to diagnose the root cause of the failure to properly mitigate and avoid future occurrences. Expansion joint failure typically occurs as a result of:
Incorrect joint system installed
Excessive loads / traffic exposure
Excessive structural movement
These examples are a small cross-section of what may cause expansion joint problems. At Contech Services, our technicians take pride in solving the most complex joint expansion projects, making sure the project results in long-term effectiveness and value.
Over the past twenty years Contech has earned the reputation of completing expansion joint jobs on time and on budget with industry-leading results. From assessment and implementation to completion of the project, our team is committed to the enhancement of our clients’ infrastructure. Our company culture of collaboration and excellence allows us to do be the best at what we do, which is making new and existing structures strong and durable.
Our core leadership team has well over a century of expansion joint experience. From our top management to our highly skilled technicians, we pride ourselves in our technical knowledge and skill, and look forward to assisting our clients with their expansion joint projects.