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Expansion Joints

Hamilton Kent expansion joints are custom-designed and fabricated to accommodate the structural movements of highway bridges, multi-level parking garages and various civil engineering works such as dams, airports and others. Expansion joints ensure the continuity of bridge traffic while ensuring a watertight seal on the deck. They also prevent structural damage by absorbing movements such as expansions and rotations that result from loads caused by traffic, temperature variations, strong winds or earthquakes.

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Product Benefits

  • Watertight
  • Protect pavement
  • Allow for expansion and contraction
  • Resistant to de-icing salts

With millions of miles of roads and highways criss-crossing North America in need of repair or replacement, it is becoming increasingly important for federal, state, provincial, county and local governments to care for and protect their roadways. To do this, government agencies seek out sustainable solutions that will last longer, protect the infrastructure better, and cost less in the long run.

One product that does an excellent job of protecting road pavement is expansion joints, which often incorporate a rubber seal. These Hamilton Kent products a variety of styles of seals for this application, which are used throughout North America.

Expansion joints should be installed in locations where the pavement is expected to expand and contract, or where the pavement meets a bridge or overpass. The rubber seal within the expansion joint allows for movement, while maintaining a watertight seal between pavement sections or between the pavement and a bridge structure.

With a broad variety of configurations and applications available, please contact your local Hamilton Kent representative for assistance with product selection.