X-Joint Building Expansion Joint System
X-CALIBUR® STRUCTUAL SYSTEMS
X-Calibur® X-Joint Building Expansion Joint Systems are a type of expansion joint system that is used in building construction to allow for the movement of building materials due to thermal expansion, seismic activity, wind, and other environmental factors.
The X-Joint Building Expansion Joint System is designed to accommodate both horizontal and vertical movement, making it suitable for use in a wide range of building applications. The system is composed of a series of preformed foam or rubber inserts that are installed between two adjacent building elements, such as concrete slabs, walls, or columns.
The X-Joint Building Expansion Joint System is designed to provide a watertight seal that prevents the penetration of water and other contaminants. This helps to protect the structural integrity of the building and reduce the risk of damage or deterioration.
In addition to providing protection against the elements, the X-Joint Building Expansion Joint System also helps to improve the overall aesthetic appearance of the building by minimizing the appearance of joints and gaps between building elements.
Overall, the X-Calibur® X-Joint Building Expansion Joint System is a versatile and effective solution for managing building movement and protecting against water intrusion, while also providing a clean and aesthetically pleasing finish to building surfaces.
Areas of Application
X-Calibur® X-Joint Building Expansion Joint Systems are commonly used in a variety of construction projects, including:
1. Commercial buildings: The X-Joint Building Expansion Joint System is frequently used in commercial buildings, such as office towers, shopping centers, and hotels, where there is a need to accommodate movement due to thermal expansion, wind, and other environmental factors.
2. Industrial buildings: Industrial buildings, such as factories and warehouses, often require expansion joint systems to allow for the movement of large machinery and equipment. The X-Joint Building Expansion Joint System is ideal for these applications, as it can accommodate both horizontal and vertical movement.
3. Bridges and highways: Expansion joint systems are critical components in bridge and highway construction, where they are used to accommodate movement due to temperature changes and seismic activity. The X-Joint Building Expansion Joint System is designed to withstand heavy traffic loads and provide a long-lasting, durable solution for bridge and highway applications.
4. Parking structures: The X-Joint Building Expansion Joint System is frequently used in parking structures to accommodate the movement of vehicles and protect against water intrusion. The system’s watertight seal helps to prevent the penetration of water and other contaminants, which can damage the structural integrity of the parking structure.
5. Residential buildings: The X-Joint Building Expansion Joint System can also be used in residential buildings, such as condominiums and apartments, where there is a need to accommodate movement due to thermal expansion and contraction.
Overall, X-calibur X-Joint Building Expansion Joint Systems are used in a wide range of construction projects where there is a need to accommodate movement, protect against water intrusion, and provide a clean and aesthetically pleasing finish to building surfaces.
The X-Joint Building Expansion Joint System is comprised of several key components, including:
1. Foam or rubber inserts: The foam or rubber inserts used in the X-Joint Building Expansion Joint System are typically made from closed-cell foam or synthetic rubber materials that provide flexibility and durability. These materials are designed to resist compression and deformation, ensuring long-lasting performance under a variety of environmental conditions. The inserts are available in a range of sizes and shapes to accommodate different building applications and requirements.
2. Bonding adhesive: The bonding adhesive used in the X-Joint Building Expansion Joint System is typically a two-part, epoxy-based adhesive that creates a strong and durable bond between the foam or rubber inserts and the surrounding building materials. This adhesive is specially formulated to withstand the stresses and strains of building movement and environmental exposure, ensuring long-lasting performance.
3. Edge protection: The edges of the foam or rubber inserts are typically protected with specially designed edge protection systems that help to prevent damage and ensure a clean and aesthetically pleasing finish. These edge protection systems may be made of a variety of materials, such as aluminum or PVC, and may be customized to fit specific building applications.
4. Cover plates: In some applications, cover plates may be used to provide additional protection and support to the expansion joint system. These cover plates are typically made of durable materials, such as stainless steel or aluminum, and are designed to resist corrosion and wear. They can be customized to fit specific building applications and may be installed flush with the surrounding building surfaces to provide a clean and streamlined appearance.
5. Anchors: Anchors may be used in some applications to secure the expansion joint system to the surrounding building materials, providing additional support and stability. These anchors may be made of a variety of materials, such as stainless steel or galvanized steel, and may be customized to fit specific building applications and requirements.
The X-CALIBUR® X-Joint Building Expansion Joint Systems is easy to install and requires minimal maintenance. It is designed to provide long-lasting performance in high-stress environments, making it an ideal choice for large-scale construction projects that require a reliable and durable jointing system.
X-CALIBUR® X-Joint Building Expansion Joint Systems have been supplied and installed in projects all over the world providing project specific solutions to suit the architect’s or design engineer’s specification requirements.
Note : The product’s design and performance, its intended use, installation and final confirmation and approval for use, must be provided by the project’s Design Engineer and Project Manager.
X-Calibur® supplies products that comply with the properties shown on the current data sheets. In the unlikely event that products supplied are proved to not comply with these properties, then we will replace the non-compliant product or refund the purchase price.
X-Calibur® does not warrant or guarantee installation of the products as it does not have control over the installation or end use of the products.
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