Expansion Joint Services in Phoenix, AZ

Commercial buildings are under a lot of stress, and so are their owners, architects and contractors. Commercial property structural solutions are no problem for area professionals that have industry expertise.

Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing has the experience and commitment to quality you need to manage waterproofing, restorationinsulation and fireproofing services for your commercial properties. Those services often include installing structural and architectural expansion joints.

Maricopa County and other areas in Arizona are subject to weather extremes. Record-breaking heat and sub-zero temperatures in one year are not uncommon, and the challenges to property owners to protect commercial building investments are numerous.

An expansion joint is the introduction of flexible material into a separation in a wall or floor. The idea is to ensure building sections can separate, expand and contract safely. Sealants or bond-breakers (liquids, rods, sprays or tapes) allow for the section’s movement but mitigate moisture accumulation between them.

There’s renewed focus on long-term safety for commercial construction properties. Partnering with the right company for added diligence and performance can make a big difference now and later. Call 623-432-3930 or contact Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing for information.

Expansion Joints from Alpha: Invisible But Critical Support

Buildings expand in the heat and contract in the cold. Architects and construction contractors want expansion joints that will allow expansion and contraction without damaging or degrading the structure.

Wall and flooring systems need to be ADA-compliant. The safety factors they require (and provide) include 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 can include:
    • Blocks/bricks – Many repairs and replacements stem from inexperienced contractors working with block or brick walls’ insulation and waterproofing.
    • CMU – A concrete masonry unit is made of durable, easy-to-install materials.
    • EIFS – Exterior insulation and finish system is a type of wall-cladding system for exterior walls’ waterproofing and finish.
  • Interior wall joints – Installations include hospitals, office buildings and mixed-use retail spaces and condos.
  • Plaza deck – This style deck accommodates pedestrian/vehicular traffic on top of occupied spaces. Examples include airports, parking decks, roadways, roof joints and stadiums.
  • Solid deck – This slab can handle heavy traffic and weathering.
  • Split-slab deck – A “sandwich slab” or split-slab deck is a structural support slab under a topping slab. They are separated by a waterproof membrane or coating. Together the structural support and topping slabs manage heavy foot traffic and weather conditions.

Jobsite conditions, timelines, budgets – every variable has to be considered when managing a commercial construction project. Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing will keep you moving in the direction you need: forward. Our experience can prevent you from making costly mistakes requiring frustrating reworks.

We know you have choices. But when time and money are involved, you want a partner that understands your business inside and out. Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing Phoenix will deliver the services you need. Call 623-432-3930 or contact us to learn more.

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