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Expansion joints

Approved header type expansion joint systems

Select a header joint material that meets the requirements of DMS-6140 from the following list:

Select a class 7 joint sealant or one specified on the plans that meet the requirements of DMS-6310 from the following list.

Ensure joint sealers are compatible with header materials. Use primers in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications for both the header installation and seal installation. Manufacturer’s representative for the header material must meet with TxDOT and contractor personnel prior to installing the header material per Item 454, "Bridge Expansion Joints."

Approved asphalt plug joint systems

The following asphaltic plug expansion joint systems are approved for use on TxDOT projects:
Product name Manufacturer Contact
Matrix 501, Matrix 502 Crafco, Inc.
420 N. Roosevelt Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85226
Gus Leal
Matrix 502 Asphalt Plug D.S. Brown Co.
300 E. Cherry St.
North Baltimore, OH 45872
Wabo-Expandex BASF
3011 Heatherpark Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
Robert Walker
Fibrejoint Asphaltic Plug Joint FPT Infrastructure, Division of Fibrecrete Preservation
Technologies, Inc.
401 Old US 52 South
Mount Airy, NC 27030 
Mike McGuire

Material provider representative must meet with TxDOT and contractor personnel prior to installing asphalt plug materials per Special Specification 4001, “Asphaltic Plug Expansion Joint System.”

Approved expansion joint foam seal systems

The following bridge expansion joint foam seal systems are approved for use on TxDOT projects:
Product Name Manufacturer
Wabo FS Watson Bowman
Silspec SES SSI
Sealtite 50N Sealtite
RepJoint PF-UV TuffTex
Mataspan OC2000 FPT Infrastructure

Find item 438 cleaning and sealing joints and applicable special provision for more details.

Questions? Contact the Bridge Division.