expansion strip

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expansion joint

expansion joint, 1
1.A joint or gap between adjacent parts of a building, structure, or concrete work which permits their relative movement due to temperature changes (or other conditions) without rupture or damage.
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Full-service lumberyards and home centers carry all this forming material as well as reinforcing mesh and expansion strips (Photos 1, 8 and 17) you'll need.
Expansion strips are asphalt-impregnated fiber strips that compress when concrete expands to prevent heaving, cracking and buckling.
You want to make sure they're wide enough to form a gap of 12mm around the edge of the floor, so you can lay cork expansion strips later.
As you work, bear in mind: * Use foam expansion strips Photo 2A), not mortar, where the glass wall meets another wall.
At highway speeds, the Corolla Hatchback is quiet for a small car, and it pitches a bit on highway expansion strips, owing to its 104-inch wheelbase.