The importance of carrying out bearing and expansion joint inspections by proficient and competent engineers who understand their functionality can often be key to maximising a structure’s lifespan and avoiding major, unexpected, emergency repair costs.
Ekspan have carried out a number of projects for swing bridges and foot bridges. From design, fabrication of all structural components, to trial erection and final installation. Details of these type of bridge installations can be supplied on request.
TF expansion joints are high quality robust elastomer moulded modules with reinforced steel bridge plates. These are supplied in modules of specified lengths designed for bolting to the structural deck on either side of the expansion joint. A wide range of module sizes are available to absorb movements up to 330mm, and also those produced by skew joints.The main function of TF expansion joints are to absorb these movements, providing a substantially waterproof joint and a smooth, low noise, high wear resistant surface.The multiple elements of the joint are connected at the top end with a tongue and groove connection.