Expansion Joint (SEJ)
Distribitor of the Silicoflex Joint Sealing System by RJ Watson
GSI Highway Products is
the exclusive Texas Distributor of
RJ Watson's innovative Sealed Expansion Joint system, the Silicoflex
Joint Sealing System. Silicoflex was developed out of the need
for a joint sealing system that was easy to install
and offered a long, effective sealing life.
Silicoflex has sealed the void
for providing a system that contains both of these features, and has
become a popular alternative to traditional sealing systems in the
United States and throughout the world.
Silicoflex consists of an inverted 'V' shaped,
preformed, extruded silicone rubber seal, with a single component
silicone locking adhesive and primer. Two beads of siilicone locking
adhesive are used; one above and below the silicone rubber seal
to ensure a tenacious, water-tight and continous seal.
- Fast and Simple Installation -
Iinstallation time is about 15-20 minutes per lane. 30-60 minutes after
the installation is complete, the lane can be reopened to traffic.
- Low Stress Design - During normal
cyclic movement, the Silicoflex seal is not in tension due to its
folded inverted ‘V’ shape. This reduces stress on both the
seal and adhesive and eliminates the possibility of cohesive failure
typically found in field molded sealants.
- Debris Friendly, Self Cleaning Design
- The inverted ‘V’ shape directs debris to the edges of the
seal where it is bonded and fixed. During cycling, debris is channeled
upwards thereby reducing the chance of punctures.
- Large Movement Range - Silicoflex is
manufactured in three different sizes which cover the full range of
movements typical of single cell joint openings.
- Versatile - Silicoflex will bond
equally well to steel, concrete and elastomeric or polymer concrete
surfaces. Silicoflex can also be used to reseal failed strip seal
joints and works well with irregular, tapered and spalled joint
openings. These features make Silicoflex ideal for
maintenance and retrofit
- Temperature Insensitive - Silicoflex
will remain flexible in almost any environment. The material stability
temperature range is -60° F to +350° F.
- Durable - Silicoflex applications
installed in the mid-1990’s are still performing effectively to
- Maintenance Friendly - In the event
of a puncture, Silicoflex can be easily repaired using the silicone
based locking adhesive. With more severe damage, locally damaged pieces
can be removed and new pieces can be spliced in.
- Field Splicable and Directional Changes
- If required, the Silicoflex gland can be bonded to itself by using
the same silicone locking adhesive.
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