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Repairs to Joints (Part 2)

September 6, 2009

Repairs to Joints (Part 2)In recent articles we have been looking at the construction and maintenance of joints in floors. In the last edition I considered the common sawn joint in some detail and were I am concentrating on the formed joints used at the boundaries of each pour. These are often known as day joints or construction joints for perhaps obvious reasons. Read More

Repairs to Joints (Part 1)

August 6, 2009

Repairs to Joints (Part 1)In the last edition, I discussed the maintenance of joints with particular attention to joint sealants. In this article we will consider some of the basic issues of damage to joints and particularly with repairs to sawn joints. Read More

Joints Sealants

July 6, 2009

Joint SealantsAs with the human body, taking care of joints is all important for longevity. The joints in a floor or more correctly the arises of the concrete alongside require routine and systematic maintenance. This is of great importance in the first two years of the floor when the drying shrinkage is taking place. Read More

Maintenance of Joints in Floors – a problem area?

June 6, 2009

Maintenance of JointsAlthough joints create potentially the biggest problem in floors, with a basic understanding of why we have joints, how they work and with timely and effective maintenance, they can be relatively problem free. This is not the same as saying that they are maintenance free! Read More

Why are joints needed?

May 6, 2009

Why Are Floor Joints NeededJoints present one of the biggest problems in floors and the biggest challenge in terms of design and maintenance. So why are joints needed? Read More

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