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VOL XXIV, NO 15

Belzona® Expansion Joint Three Years On

 
 

Industry:

Buildings & Structures (BSTR)

 
 

Application:

Floor Problem Areas (FPA)

 
 

Customer Location:

Hospital, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

 
 

Application Date:

March, 2006

 
 

Application Situation:

Expansion joint in hallway. 

 
 

Problem:

The expansion joint had failed and was causing a trip hazard, as well as making hospital guests uncomfortable when rolled in their beds or wheelchairs across the failed joint. Metal plate put over top was a trip and bump hazard.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 4111 (Magma Quartz)

Belzona® 2211 (MP Hi-Build Elastomer)

Belzona® 4411 (Granogrip)

 

Substrate:

Concrete

 
 

Application Method:

The Belzona application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflets FPA-5 & -6. The old metal joint was torn out and replaced with Belzona® 4111. A jig was used to provide the repair with the same height as the tile floor. After removing the joint former, Belzona® 2211 was used to seal the joint. Belzona® 4411 applied for aesthetics.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Belzona provided a quick, cost effective solution for the failed joint. This is one of several joints done at this facility where the longevity of the Belzona applications is appreciated.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Joint taken out and fresh concrete exposed
  2. Belzona® 4111 troweled into place
  3. Ramp used to cover joint while product is curing
  4. Finished joint 3 years on
 
 
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