BELZONA EXPANSION JOINTS: TOUGH ENOUGH FOR HEAVILY TRAVELLED HIGHWAYS
Industry: General Industry (GIND)
Application: FPA-Floor Problem Areas (FPA)
Customer Location: Kentucky DOT (Department of Transportation) - U.S.A.
Application Date: 2002
Belzona® 4521 (Magma-Flex Fluid)
Problem: The conventional expansion joints were too soft and could not whithstand typical road debris. They were failing after less than one year.
- The failed joint is easily removed thanks to poor adhesion
- The surface for the new joint is prepared
- Backer rod inserted
- The application is complete and ready for vehicular traffic
Bridge expansion joints on Interstate 65.
Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet FPA-6.
The failing conventional joints were also allowing solutions of calcium chloride and salt to seep through and damage the structural beams. The Belzona solution prevents this from occurring, and has performed perfectly since installation.