We offer keyway joints that will best handle load transfer between panels for your various concrete projects.
During construction using concrete panels, it is necessary to place careful attention to the longitudinal joints. With varying temperatures and seasons here in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area, failure to utilize keyway joints can result in cracking from the stresses of shifts in thermal gradients and moisture. While you could utilize a non-keyway joint in some applications and that is both common and recommended for thinner concrete slabs, a keyway joint is a superior option for slabs thicker than 250mm. At Childers Concrete Company, we offer keyway joints that will best handle load transfer between panels for your various concrete projects.
There are actually three different ways to handle a construction joint. One is just putting the two slabs up against one another, referred as a butt-type joint. This type of joint is only recommended where there will be minimal foot and vehicle traffic. Keyway joints are the second type. One side of the slab has an indentation and the other an extension with the two fitting together. This better holds the slabs together and is an ideal choice for heavier traffic and is often used for commercial applications. If you were to need something extra strong, such as for supporting heavy equipment, a dowel joint is recommended.
Whether you require keyway joints or other materials for your concrete project, you can rely on our more than seven decades of experience to provide you with quality materials. We are confident that you will find our keyway joints to be an effective way to keep your concrete from shifting and raising up which results in a tripping hazard. Reach out today with any questions you might have about any of our concrete products.
At Childers Concrete Company, we offer keyway joints in High Point, Archdale, Trinity, Thomasville, Wallburg, Winston-Salem, Walkertown, Kernersville, Colfax, Pink Knolls, Oak Ridge, Summerfield, Greensboro, Brown Summit, McLeansville, Pleasant Garden, and Level Cross, North Carolina.