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.
A surface mounted mechanical system, with an elastomeric insert between two metal runners /carrier rails. Set into a, rapid curing resin compound known as Britflex® Resin Mortar. The polyureide resin provides unrivalled anchorage to the deck due to its remarkable bonding qualities, meaning that no mechanical fixings are required.
'BEJ' expansion joints incorporate cellular elastomeric inserts which are load bearing enabling a range of movement to be accommodated up to 150mm.
The Britflex® BEJ Expansion Joint system has worldwide approvals for use on bridge decks on all classes of roads and motorways. The Britflex® Resin Mortar, is also an approved material for transition strips to all types of expansion joints.
This system is ideal for maintenance projects where there is a need to replace ailing or failed systems. The major benefit this system will bring to any project is the speed in which it can be assembled on-site allowing phased work outside of peak traffic hours.