Reasons Why Your Expansion Joints are Failing

There are certain conditions under which even the best-designed expansion joints will fail. It’s very important that these reasons for failure are understood, so that they can be minimized to the greatest extent possible. Since expansion joints often serve critical roles in protecting vital equipment and preventing impact or friction between two components or structures, failure could result in damage to expensive equipment, and in some cases even a complete breakdown of safety. That being so, here are some of the most common reasons why expansion joints fail during operation.

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