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Belzona® Installs A New Expansion Joint For A Smooth Ride At An Operating Room



Buildings & Structures (BSTR)



Floor Problem Areas (FPA)


Customer Location:

Florida, USA


Application Date:

December, 2017


Application Situation:

Client had a failing expansion joint covered by a thin stainless steel plate. Within a year the new stainless steel cover had bowed causing medical carts to tip over, or staff to trip and possibly fall.



Existing solution of a thin stainless steel cover has failed in the OR (operating room), client was seeking a new fix to an old and ongoing problem for this older building.



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Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with a modified version Belzona System Leaflet FPA-6 for replacing expansion joint sealant.


Belzona Facts:

Alternative was to have another stainless steel cover reinstalled, only to have it fail after a year. The permanent solution was a "Smooth Ride" expansion joint with Belzona products which will save the hospital unnecessary downtime by having a smooth surface to ensure no more spills, trips and falls. The custom fabricated a steel bridge to allow the OR unit to re-open the following day once the special containment was removed and the area sterilized. The cold floor of this OR unit made the curing process a lot slower and having the custom fabricated bridge was the only way this application was able to be performed.


Photographs Description

1. The stainless steel cover removed exposing the failing expansion joint material.

2. Scarifying one side to even the joint which was off in some areas by a  1/4 of an inch thick.

3.  Finished application.

4. Custom 1/8" thick steel bridge fabricated specific to this application to allow the OR unit to re-open during the curing process.

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