Advancements in Joint Fillers.
The highly flexible joint fillers used for various types of outdoor concrete have been around for decades and are used for interior concrete floors as well. However, they are best suited for lighter duty indoors, as they do not hold up under heavy wheeled traffic. While high flexibility joint fillers are ideal for exterior concrete, they are unable to transfer load or downward pressure. The development of semi-rigid joint fillers provided the answer.
In heavy traffic interior environments, control joints are subjected to ongoing stress in the form of forklift loads, laden carts and the like. When the joints are not properly filled, the edges can become a traffic hindrance and safety hazard, and eventually get spalled, chipped and cracked, further impairing pedestrian and wheeled traffic flow, which then creates additional damage and so on. It’s a cycle that can result in the entire concrete slab having to be replaced well before its time.
With the advanced semi-rigid joint fillers by Tennant Coatings, installed by one of our certified contractors, interior control joints get the support they need to withstand heavy industrial, commercial and institutional traffic. Our resilient fillers bond well to each wall of the joint, helping prevent moisture, spilled chemicals, dirt and grit from entering the gap. The innovative semi-rigid materials are able to expand and contract along with the joint, properly bridge the gap to enable smooth progression of heavy traffic, yet simultaneously protect the joint edges from damage.
Tennant’s Line of Joints Fillers for Concrete Slabs
Tennant’s line of flooring solutions offers joint fillers suitable for addressing the needs of expansion, construction and control joints. Our product line includes:
- Eco-EFJ™: A semi-rigid epoxy joint filler designed to fill and protect contraction and construction joints in concrete floors. Designed for facilities with heavy loads and traffic, Eco-EJF can handle the stress of daily operations in manufacturing and industrial facilities.
- Eco-PFJ™: A semi-rigid polyurea joint filler designed to fill and protect contraction and construction joints in concrete floors in facilities with heavy traffic such as industrial, retail and commercial settings.
Our line of joint fillers is ideal for the protection of floors in a variety of facilities and helps extend the life of floors as well as maintain safety. For more information contact us today!