COLORSEAL by EMSEAL
Preformed, Pre-Compressed, Self-Expanding, Sealant System with Silicone Pre-Coated Surface
Watertight, Energy-Efficient, Exterior and Interior Above-Grade Wall Joints
PART 1 – GENERAL
accordance with the details shown on the plans and the requirements of the
specifications. Preformed sealant shall be silicone pre-coated, preformed, pre-
compressed, self-expanding, sealant system.
Division 4 - Masonry
Division 7 - Thermal & Moisture Protection
Division 7 - Sealants, caulking and waterproofing
Standard Submittal Package – Submit typical expansion joint drawing(s) indicating
pertinent dimensions, general construction, expansion joint opening dimensions and
Product must be certified by independent laboratory test report to exceed the
requirements of curtain wall performance tests ASTM E330, E283-04, and E331.
Product must meet or exceed hurricane-force wind loading with no deflection at both
positive and negative pressures up to 4954 Pascals - equal to 200 mph winds (ASTM
E330-02 procedure A).
56 in an STC 72 wall and OITC 53 in an OITC 61 wall in accordance with ASTM E90-
Products shall be certified in writing to be: a) capable of withstanding 150°F (65°C) for
3 hours while compressed down to the minimum of movement capability dimension of
the basis of design product (-25% of nominal material size) without evidence of any
bleeding of impregnation medium from the material; and b) that the same material
after the heat stability test and after first being cooled to room temperature will
subsequently self-expand to the maximum of movement capability dimension of the
basis-of-design product (+25% of nominal material size) within 24 hours at room
temperature 68°F (20°C).
Product Delivery, Storage and Handling
and protect as necessary to prevent damage or deterioration during shipment,
handling and storage. Store in accordance with manufacturer’s installation
All joints shall be designed to meet the specified performance criteria of the
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design criteria and must submit certified performance test reports performed by
recognized independent laboratories as called for in section 1.02 Submittals. Submittal
of alternates must be made three weeks prior to bid opening to allow proper
trades involved in the treatment of work at and around expansion joints including, but
not limited to, concrete, mechanical, electrical, HVAC, landscaping, masonry, curtain
wall, waterproofing, fire-stopping, caulking, flooring and other finish trade
subcontractors. All superintendents and foremen with responsibility for oversight and
setting of the joint gap must attend this meeting. The General Contractor is
responsible to coordinate and schedule all trades and ensure that all subcontractors
understand their responsibilities in relation to expansion joints and that their work
cannot impede anticipated structural movement at the expansion joints, or
compromise the achievement of watertightness or life safety at expansion joints in any
Warranty – Manufacturer’s standard warranty shall apply.
LEED Building Performance Requirements:
The VOC of the silicone must not exceed 40 grams/liter
Products must be proved by independent test report to exceed the requirements of
curtain wall performance tests ASTM E330, E283-04, and E331. Product must
meet or exceed hurricane-force wind loading with no deflection at both positive
and negative pressures up to 4954 Pascals - equal to 200 mph winds (ASTM E330-
02 procedure A).
Products must be proved by independent test report to have an R-Value per 1-inch
compression when tested according to ASTM C518-04.
Products must be proved by independent test report to ASTM E90-09 and meet or
Product must be proved by independent test report to have air permeability not to
America (ABAA) in accordance with ASTM E283-04.
PART 2 – PRODUCT
(above-grade). Typical locations include, but are not limited to the following:
applications in window perimeters, other façade penetrations such as doors, store
fronts, vents, HVAC units, panel to panel joints, curtain walls, control joints, between
dissimilar materials, structural expansion joints, acoustic partition barriers, and new-
indicated on drawings for vertical expansion joint locations.
Preformed sealant shall be silicone pre-coated, preformed, pre-compressed, self-
expanding, sealant system. Expanding foam to be cellular foam impregnated with a
water-based, non-drying, 100% acrylic dispersion. Seal shall combine factory-applied,
low-modulus silicone and a backing of acrylic-impregnated expanding foam into a
unified hybrid sealant system.
compressed to a width greater than maximum joint extension and cured before final
compression. When compressed to final supplied dimension, a bellow(s) to handle
movement must be created in the silicone coating. Silicone coating to be available in a
range of not less than 26 standard colors for coordination with typical building
requirements at each joint location that meet the project specification or as defined by
the structural engineer of record.
Manufacturer’s Checklist must be completed by expansion joint subcontractor and
returned to manufacturer at time of ordering material.
packaged in shrink-wrapped lengths (sticks) with a mounting adhesive on one face.
factory-manufactured universal-90-degree single units containing minimum 12-inch
long leg and 6-inch long leg or custom leg on each side of the direction change or
through field fabrication in strict accordance with installation instructions.
PART 3 – EXECUTION
openings constructed to the exact dimensions and elevations shown on
manufacturer’s standard system drawings or as shown on the contract drawings.
Deviations from these dimensions will not be allowed without the written consent
of the engineer of record.
The contractor shall clean the joint opening of all contaminants immediately prior
to installation of expansion joint system. Repair spalled, irregular or unsound joint
surfaces using accepted industry practices for repair of the substrates in question.
Remove protruding roughness to ensure joint sides are smooth. Ensure that there
is sufficient depth to receive the full depth of the size of the COLORSEAL being
installed plus at least ¼-inch (6mm) for the application of corner beads. Refer to
Manufacturers Installation Guide for detailed step-by-step instructions.
No drilling, or screwing, or fasteners of any type are permitted to anchor the
Clean and Protect
Protect the system and its components during construction. Subsequent damage to
the expansion joint system will be repaired at the general contractor’s expense. After
work is complete, clean exposed surfaces with a suitable cleaner that will not harm or
attack the finish.