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Fosflex A7

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Composite neoprene/steel bridge deck

expansion joint

Fosflex A7 neoprene/steel bridge joint:

The Fosflex A7 bridge deck expansion joint is designed to

seal movement joints including skew joints in:

Fosflex A7

Bridge decks, elevated roads and walkways.

Podium areas
Multi-Storey car parks
Surface joints subject to traffic
Movement accommodation up to 50 mm.
Standard unit accommodates skew movement up to
30 without modification.
Each module totally enclosed in neoprene rubber to
resist corrosive action.
Impact loads cushioned by the elastomer and not
transmitted directly to anchor points.
Flexible central seal imposed very low load to the
Smooth ride quality over joint.
Fosflex A7 bridge deck expansion joint has been designed
to accommodate movement up to a total of 50mm. It
comprises two steel angles enclosed in neoprene rubber
and a flexible neoprene rubber membrane which bridges
the expansion joint in the deck.
Fosflex A7 is supplied in modules of 1.83 meters and is
designed to be bolted to the concrete on either side of the
expansion joint in the deck using chemical fixing anchors.
Movement up to 50mm is accommodated by the flexing of
the tough central neoprene membrane. It can be applied
to skew angles of up to 30 without excessive distortion of
the flexible seal for the full movement range. For skew
angles greater than 30 reference should be mad to
Fosroc Limited, giving full details of the expected
The anchor bolts are protected from traffic impact load by
the elastomer and embody chemical fixing anchors. The
flexible central seal limits the forces imparted to the
Fosflex A7 bridge expansion joint system can be installed
in new decks or in remedial applications where it provides
a virtually maintenance-free installation together with a
good ride and a low noise level. Cover plates can be
provided for pedestrian areas.

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Module Length

50 mm

1830 mm

35.0 kg /

Fosflex A7
Technical Support

Technical Details

Fosroc offers a comprehensive range of high

manufactured in accordance with a BS 5750 registered
quality schme. In addition, Fosroc offers a technical
support packages to specifiers and contractors which
includes computer-aided design (CAD), standard details
as well as on site technical advice from staff with
unrivalled experience in the industry.
Specification Clause
Where indicated on the drawings, joints shall be sealed
using Fosflex A7 Bridge Joint System, supplied by Fosroc.
A7 Bridge Joint shall be installed strictly in accordance
with the current Fosroc Technical Data Sheets.
Design Criteria
Example of sealed expansion joints in road bridges shown

* Conbextra EP150 is used to anchor the bolt fixing.

Unit thickness:
Unit overall width:
C Unit length
D Fixing hole centre (for unflexed section):
Formed shelf wicht at mid. Temp. (+12,-0):
Recess depth (5mm):
G Maximum opening at mid. Temp:
H Maximum opening fully extended:
Maximum stud height above shelf:
Average stud spacing:
Distance to first stud position:
M Stud Diameter:
N Hole Diameter:
Bolt Torque: kgf.m

Example of sealed expansion joints in Pedestrian

Walkways is shown below:

1 A7 bridge deck expansion joint

2 Nitomortar TS / BJ Transition Strip
3 Surfacing
4 Nitomortar B Bedding Mortar
5 *Fameguard waterproof membrane
6 Sliding steel cover plate (for pedestrian walkways)
7 Continuous waterproof membrane, if required also
available from Fosroc.

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Depression depth 'F' assumes a nominal 20mm thick

Fosroc Nitomortar B bed.
Nitomortar TS / BJ Transition strip shown. A minimum
width of 50 mm on each side of bridge expansion joint is

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Fosflex A7
Accommodating level changes

Application Instructions

The standard A7 bridge deck expansion joint unit is

capable of accommodating changes in level at kerbs and
upstands by cutting and notching the steel angles and
forming the unit to the required level change.

It is required of the contractor that an integral haunch or

recess should be formed to accept Fosflex A7 bridge deck
expansion joint and the transition strips. Care should be
taken to ensure that the dimension between the top of the
wearing course corresponds to the dimension 'F'
depression depth given under the heading 'Technical
Date'. Care should be taken at this stage to ensure that
the reinforcement adjacent to the edge of each structural
slab does not coincide with the anchor points of the A7
bridge deck expansion joint.

Where changes occur at footways, the void formed in the

kerb lines should be covered by a galvanised steel siding
kerb cover.
The exposed voids in the fabricated unit at the point of
bend should be filled with Nitoseal MS600, thereby
protecting the exposed steelwork from corrosion and
reforming the unit as a composite module.

A hardboard bond breaker should be placed over the

haunch with a width slightly less than the combined widths
of the A7 bridge deck expansion joint and transition strips.

The well established procedure using a standard module

to cater for changes in level, easily accommodates site
tolerances. The versatility of this method allows, if
required, for supplementary fixing holes to be drilled, the
hole recess subsequently being filled with Nitoseal MS600
to protect the steel and stud from corrosion.

The finished surface may then be continuously machine

laid over the joint. At the time of joint installation the gap to
accommodate the A7 bridge deck expansion joint should
be sawn to a width suitably determined by considering the
ambient deck temperature and its relation to movement
(see separate example graph under the heading
'Temperature Adjustment Guide', and the asphalt and
bond breaker removed. The exposed surface should be
scabbled and the final level to be adjusted using Fosroc's
Nitomortar B.

Example of a standard A7 bridge deck expansion joint unit

formed to accommodate change in level by notching and
bending steelwork is shown below:

The centre line of the joint should be established and set

out and point holes drilled using the A7 bridge deck
expansion joint unit (suitably adjusted, ie compressed or
extended to suit temperature consideration) as a template.
The final holes should be drilled using a rotary percussion
drill and steel studs inserted using Fosroc's Conbextra
Following the setting of Conbextra EP150 anchoring
system, the unit should be laid into position on to beads of
sealant plain washers and spring washers located and the
assembly bolted down.
The second and subsequent modules may then be fixed in
a similar manner, the sealant first being applied to the
tongue and groove edges of each unit. The fixing nuts
should each be torqued to the specified rate indicated
under the heading 'Technical Data'. When all the modules
are in position, a 3 mm thick hardboard strip should be
attached to the top of the A7 bridge deck expansion joint
unit and BJ Transition strip epoxy resin mortar placed
between the road surfacing and the a& bridge deck
expansion joint unit to act as a transition strip which
protects the wearing course and the edges of the a&
bridge deck expansion joint. The temporary fixing of the
hardboard sheet allows the transition strip to be finished
slightly higher than the finished level of the joint. The bolt
hold should be filled with Nitoseal MS600.

Example of a unit formed to accommodate change in level

by notching and bending steelwork in skew joint is shown

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Fosflex A7
Fosroc bridge deck joint service
Fosroc bridge deck joint service covers the layout design to
suit individual requirements, preparation of working,
drawings and taking off quantities.
Contact your local Fosroc's technical representative for
further assistance.
Health and Safety
Fosflex A7 bridge deck expansion joint: there are no health
hazards associated with the A7 bridge deck expansion joint
in normal use.
Additional Information
Ancillary materials and equipment
Materials: Studs complete with plain and single coil spring
Conbextra EP150 for bolt anchoring.
Nitoseal MS600, one part polysilylether sealant for bedding
and sealing bolt holes.
Nitomortar B, epoxy resin bearing mortar for use as a
levelling screed to bed.

Nitomortar TS, forming transition strips between road

wearing surface and A7 bridge deck expansion joint

Important note:
Fosroc products are guaranteed against defective materials and manufacture and are sold subject to its standard Conditions
for the Supply of Goods and Services, copies of which may be obtained on request. Whilst Fosroc endeavours to ensure that
any advice, recommendation, specification of information it may give is accurate and correct, it cannot, because it has no direct
or continuous control over where or how its products are applied, accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the
use of its products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation of information given by it.

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Saudi Arabia

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