Expansion Joint Services in Mesa & 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 with industry expertise.

Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing has the experience and commitment to quality you need to manage waterproofing, restorationinsulation and fireproofing services for your Phoenix-area 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 there are many challenges to property owners trying to protect commercial building investments.

An expansion joint introduces 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 more information.

Expansion Joints for Phoenix Buildings: Invisible but Critical Support

Buildings expand in the heat and contract in the cold. Architects and construction contractors want expansion joints that 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. Façades 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’re separated by a waterproof membrane or coating. Together, the structural support and topping slabs manage heavy foot traffic and weather conditions.

Job site conditions, timelines, budgets – every variable must 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 that require frustrating reworks.

We know you have choices. But when time and money are involved, you want a partner who understands your Maricopa County business inside and out. Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing in Phoenix will deliver the services you need.

Call 623-432-3930 or contact us to learn more.

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