Leave the Dirt Behind with Effective Entrance Flooring


Take a guess: How much of the dirt and grime that enters a building comes from the soles of shoes and the wheels of rolling equipment? If you said 85 per cent, you’re spot on. Here’s another one: How much dirt can a single square metre of carpet accumulate in two weeks in a building […]

A More Durable Alternative to Metal Parking Joint Covers


The strain put on expansion joint covers in parking structures is significant. But the test of time shows that steel and metal plates just aren’t up to the job. Eventually, metal parking joint covers loosen and deteriorate as a result of constant impact from cars and the deflection of the concrete slab. This deterioration can be unsightly—and […]

Earn Continuing Professional Development Points with Our Free CPD Seminars


Here at C/S Australia, we like to get to know you — our customers. And we also like to provide you with the latest industry information to keep you on top of your game. That’s why we regularly host free seminars around Australia. And we keep ‘em short and sweet, too. We know your time […]

Meet the newest addition to the Acrovyn range: Hydroclad – Hygienic Wall Cladding


If walls could talk, they’d have quite a story. And the new Acrovyn Hydroclad Hygienic wall cladding — the latest addition to the Acrovyn family — is no exception. Providing a hygienic and impact resistant surface for internal walls, Acrovyn Hydroclad is designed for areas where cleanliness is a top priority. It is especially effective for: […]

Why A Building Needs Expansion Joints


The Guggenheim Museum in New York, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright was constructed using plywood moulds, metal reinforcements and spraying gunite – a type of liquid concrete – through the reinforcing steelwork onto the plywood moulds, giving you really nice clean lines all the way around. But no expansion joints were  created, so years of […]

Need waterproof expansion joint covers? Try the PDA/PDS Series from C/S


Stopping water ingress at the expansion joint is crucial, especially in situations like football stadiums where there are often conference suites and corporate entertaining rooms immediately below areas exposed to the elements. At C/S we have one of the widest selections of Expansion Joint Covers in the market, and literally have a joint cover to fit every […]

What is an Expansion Joint Cover?

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Answering some of the common questions we get asked regarding expansion joint covers, starting with the basics we will explain exactly what an expansion joint cover is, running through what it does and how it does it. So lets get started… First things first, shattering a few misconceptions: 1. “Movement Joints and Expansion Joints are different” […]

4 Important Items to Consider When Selecting an Expansion Joint Cover


There are several key criteria you must consider when selecting an Expansion Joint Cover, but the following have the greatest impact on the selection process and are ranked accordingly: Structural joint opening. This is nearly always established by the structural engineer and determines the size of cover needed. Anticipated movement. Again, determined by the structural […]

5 Parking Garage Expansion Joint Covers


C/S offers a range of expansion joint covers which have been designed to meet the demanding movement conditions found in parking structures. From simple compression seals to highly engineered metal covers, there is a solution to suit any indoor or outdoor parking situation. Parking Seals Traditional winged seals with elastomeric concrete fail regularly. In typical […]

Expansion Joints in Concrete Slabs


When engineers are designing the structure for a tall or large footprint building there is frequently a need to accommodate some potential building movement. This movement may be due to thermal expansion and contraction, differential settlement, sway and/or seismic activity. Any movement will mean that the concrete floor slabs will be cast or laid with […]