Expansion joints are used in brickwork to accommodate movement and to avoid cracking. This Technical Note
describes typical movement joints used in building construction and gives guidance regarding their placement. The theory and
rationale for the guidelines are presented. Examples are given showing proper placement of expansion joints to avoid cracking
of brickwork and methods to improve the aesthetic impact of expansion joints. Also included is information about bond breaks,
bond beams and flexible anchorage.
differential movement, expansion joints, flexible anchorage, movement, sealants.