Due to the developments in the construction sector and the increase in user needs, there is a great increase in the construction of large-area structures. Low-rise large buildings and multi-storey buildings (ground and basement floors are used as car parks) are examples of large-area constructions. Some of these structures are built on solid ground areas, while others are built on weak and low bearing capacity soils. In such a case, it benefits from dilatation applications that should be done.
Large-area, low-rise buildings are designed as side-by-side buildings with different heights during the projecting phase. Dilatation applications are a very important method used as a support system for such close but different buildings. Before this method is applied to the whole of the structures, the first thing to do is to calculate the dilatation gaps, that is, the dilatation joints. The correct calculation of the gaps is vital for the correct application of dilatation. If the application is not done carefully and correctly, problems such as earthquake, temperature effect, shortening of the columns can result in very dangerous and vital problems. Here, dilatation spaces are used to eliminate or reduce the effects of these problems.
Dilatation gaps determined as a result of static calculations during project design are closed with the use of appropriate profiles. First of all, it is necessary to determine whether the floor dilatation application will be made under the coating or on the coating. If under pavement is to be made, the pavement height should be carefully measured. Because the dilatation profile feet vary according to this height. Another issue to be considered in profile selection is the type of load that will pass over it. Of course, the dilatation profile of a floor to be used only by pedestrians and the dilatation profile to be applied to a floor that will be open to the use of vehicles such as cars and trucks cannot, of course, be the same. Depending on the usage situation, it should be clearly determined beforehand whether the dilatation bar will be exposed to any chemical effects.
In dilatation application, dilatation bands are used as well as aluminum profiles. These tapes are used to prevent structural changes and damage to structures after the application. With the use of tape, the ground deformation is minimized and the structures are protected. Dilatation application can be applied to the floor as well as to the walls and facades. By using floor and wall profiles together in appropriate sizes, floor – wall integrity is ensured and protection is maximized.
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