Most people have no idea what an expansion joint is or why it is needed. Even still, they are used in everyday applications all around us…if you know where to look!
An expansion joint is a mid-structure separation used to relieve stress on building materials. The cause of that stress can be thermal expansion, wind damage, or earthquakes.
In order for buildings to withstand the elements that they face, there has to be something to keep them from toppling over. This is where expansion joints come in. These mini-structures ensure that the building is safe from whatever comes.
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