Do you notice the vibration and noise when driving through floor joints in a parking garage? In addition to these, traditional metal edged and mechanical movement joint systems have clear limitations where the joint line and widths are variable or complex in modern parking structures. Furthermore, waterproofing feature for a joint sealing system is very often an issue here. Floor joints in parking garage decks are truely a major challenge in both new construction and the refurbishment of existing structures.
Sika® FloorJoint PD and Sika® FloorJoint PDRS prefabricated panel systems are the right solution for all these concerns with their nice smooth appearance and capability of noise & vibration reduction. These prefabricated carbon fibre reinforced polymer concrete panels fit seamlessly and virtually invisibly into the joints and with the adjacent resin coating systems and floor coverings. They are also perfectly suitable in the difficult areas such as ramps.
The water tightness of a floor joint is one of the key factors for floor durability. When combined with Sikadur® Combiflex® SG waterproofing systems, these Sika® FloorJoint panel systems provide 100% watertight movement joints.
How durable are tSika® FloorJoint panel systems? The STUVA test institute in Cologne has special test equipment to simulate nearly 300’000 vehicle overruns at 50 Km/h, by truck tires with a weight of 10 tonnes. This test is much too severe to simulate a car park environment, but even when tested under these harsh conditions, both Sika® FloorJoint PD and Sika® FloorJoint PDRS achieved top results and remained completely intact.
For more information, please download our latest Sika® FloorJoint brochure (https://www.sika.com/dms/getdocument.get/4b49580e-7f4a-3472-a23a-d9956f7620f0/innovative-sika-floorjoint.pdf).
Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping reinforcing, and protection in the building sector and the motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in more than 90 countries around the world and manufactures in over 160 factories.