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.
USL 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.
The Transflex expansion joint system is registered with the Highways England, Transport Scotland, Welsh Government & Department for Infrastructure Ireland for use on highway bridge decks on all classes of roads and motorways. (CD 357: Joint Type Mat refers).
Britflex Resin Mortar is also included in SA1 as an approved material for transition strips to all types of expansion joint. Transflex bridge joints comprise of steel angles and a steel bridging plate system encased in a flexible elastomer.
They are supplied in module lengths designed to be bolted to the structural concrete on either side of the expansion gap. A range of models are available to accommodate movement up to 330mm, providing a substantially waterproof joint and a smooth running surface.
Movement accommodation up to 330mm
Corrosive resistant elastomer casing
Accommodates skew movement
Factory vulcanised kerb and skew kerb units to special order
Membrane system included for maximum waterproofing
Highway bridge decks
Multi-storey car parks