MECHANICAL AND EXPANSION JOINTS
AWS Services can install an expansion joint or movement joint that will safely absorb the heat-induced expansion and contraction of construction materials, absorb vibration, hold parts together, and allow movement due to ground settlement or natural building movements.
Choosing the right mechanical or expansion joint is crucial in protecting your asset. In most cases a mechanical joint is there to accommodate for movement in the concrete structures.
AWS have the expertise to advise on which system should be used in a particular area.
Mechanical Joints help to take the movement of concrete structures using spring systems. Expansion joints and mechanical joints are used to ensure the structure has room to move with safety, making sure that it is not a hazard to anyone using the surface of the area by having a cover over the springs. In some cases where a movement joint has not been thought of, AWS can create a joint big enough joint to accommodate a mechanical joint.
Our extensive knowledge in this area allows us to make recommendations that are unbiased to any product company, we will source the product locally or internationally if need be. The product that is chosen must be fit for purpose and not a liability on the asset owner, our extensive knowledge installing on roadways, shopping centres, bridges puts you in a situation where we will understand your requirements and give you the best advice on your situation.