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IS THIS AN EXPANSION JOINT FAILURE - DUBAI
Last Post 04 Mar 2015 06:35 PM by Jason Fairchild. 0 Replies.
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Jason Fairchild
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04 Mar 2015 06:35 PM
    Recently i took a trip to a construction site in Dubai.

    I was about to take the elevator when my eye caught the attached pictures.




    The explanation i was given from the overly stressed site engineer is that this crack that suddenly appeared after a day and night of heavy rain was an expansion joint.

    By the way the crack goes all the way through as during the night all the parking lot was drenched from the water sipping through the crack/expansion joint.

    Can someone please share their thoughts with me on whether this is reason for concern or a common practice.

    Thank you in advance

    Jason Fairchild.

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