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 T-Mat expansion joint consists of a solid armoured expansion mat made of a high quality chloroprene with metal reinforcements (T-bars).
The internal design of the expansion joint is such that due to the discontinuous steel reinforcement combined with the elasticity of the material (chloroprene), the expansion joint will not only allow for horizontal movement on either side of the joint but will also allow for transverse and vertical relative movements of adjacent bridge decks.
Ekspan T-Mat Joints - Movement Range In mm