Expansion Joint Services in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Commercial buildings are under a lot of stress, especially in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. That means commercial property owners and their contractors are under a lot of stress to ensure our buildings remain safe to withstand the brutal temperatures and sometimes extreme weather conditions.

As we learned in 2021, Dallas/Fort Worth not only sees record-breaking heatwaves but can also have sub-zero temperatures in the same year. The challenges to commercial property owners to protect their investments are real.

You need the best service providers with reputations for quality and local knowledge. In Texas, that’s Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing.

Call (972) 446-2600 or contact Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing for information.

How Expansion Joints Protect Your Dallas Commercial Properties

Our company has the experience and reputation for detailed quality you expect. We’re a leading manager for commercial waterproofing, restorationinsulation and fireproofing services and systems. Our expertise includes installing structural and architectural expansion joints.

Using expansion joints in commercial structures’ walls and floors will introduce a flexible material into a slab separation. The idea is to enable building sections to disjoin, expand and contract safely. Sealants or bond-breakers (liquids, rods, sprays or tapes) allow for movement and minimize moisture accumulation between slabs and sections.

There’s a more intense focus on long-term safety in the construction and maintenance of commercial buildings. Partnering with the right company for added diligence and performance can make a big difference now and later.

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Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing: Providing Invisible, Critical Support for Your Building

You, your architects and your contractors want expansion joints that allow expansion and contraction without damaging or degrading the structure. Wall and flooring systems need to be ADA-compliant and meet other regulations and structural codes.

Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing will provide slip-resistant cover plates, fire-rated systems and watertight properties.

  • Exterior wall joints: These can be rated or non-rated and include cavity walls, planters or tunnels. Facades include:
    • Blocks/bricks: You can trust our industry knowledge of materials. Many do-overs result from inexperienced contractors working with block/brick wall insulation and waterproofing.
    • CMU: Your concrete masonry unit will be made of durable, easy-to-install materials.
    • EIF: The exterior insulation and finish system is a type of wall-cladding configuration for exterior walls. It provides waterproofing properties.
  • Interior wall joints: Our installations include hospitals, office buildings and mixed-use retail condominiums.
  • Plaza deck: This style deck can accommodate pedestrian or vehicular traffic on top of occupied spaces. Plaza decks are often found in airports, parking decks, roadways, roof joints and stadiums.
  • Solid deck: This type of slab can handle heavy traffic and weathering.
  • Split-slab deck: A “sandwich slab” is split-slab structural support under a topping slab. The two layers are separated by a waterproof membrane or coating to manage heavy foot traffic and extreme weather conditions.

Job site conditions, timelines and project budgets are variables. Each one has to be considered when you manage a commercial construction project. Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing will keep you moving forward.

When time and money are involved, you want a partner that understands your business inside and out. Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing can prevent you from making costly mistakes that lead t0 expensive do-overs or compromised safety.

Expansion Joints FAQ

Does all concrete need expansion joints?

Concrete expands and contracts with the heat, so it’s important for concrete walls and flooring to have expansion joints – especially in the Texas heat. During your project, an experienced contractor can assess the concrete to determine if it needs expansion joints and what kind makes the most sense.

What types of expansion joints do I need for my concrete?

This will depend on a variety of factors, including where the joints are needed and what your budget is. We install split slab, solid slab and plaza expansion joints, as well as interior and exterior wall expansion joints for concrete wall surfaces.

Do other surfaces need expansion joints?

In addition to concrete walls and floors, expansion joints can also be used for a variety of facades like block, brick and masonry wall surfaces. These exterior expansion joints will seal out the elements and allow stable building movement. The interior joints work as part of the firestop system, minimizing the spread of gas and smoke during a fire.

Where are expansion joints required in a building?

Expansion joints are typically needed for walls and flooring to protect the concrete and keep the building structurally sound. It’s also important for the joints to be ADA-compliant and fire-rated, so your building is up to code. An experienced contractor like Alpha Insulation will ensure that your expansion joints are implemented correctly.

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We want you to make informed decisions, and, as industry experts, we welcome questions.

Call (972) 446-2600 or contact Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing to learn more.

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