InPro Corporation's JointMaster Engineered Metal Products division has developed a “stealth” expansion joint, the 601 Stealth Expansion Joint System, that can be hidden on any building—regardless of its façade material.
The trick is a hinged “cover pan” technology that allows the joint to be in-filled with almost any façade material—precast concrete, wood, stone, brick, marble, slate, and glass—to reduce its sightlines to a few inches, without affecting seismic-grade movement.
Matthew Fisher, Product Manager at JointMaster, said the technology is "a major breakthrough in [the] ongoing war to protecting the integrity of buildings without marring their appearances." It's designed primarily for high-end, wall-to-wall or wall-to-corner exteriors.
Check out this video on the new product.
Since 1979, InPro Corporation has been making and servicing products with an obsessive commitment to protecting the appearance of buildings and the health and safety of the people who use them. Based in Muskego, Wisconsin, InPro is the nation’s premier manufacturer of door and wall protection, washroom systems and commercial surfaces, expansion joint systems, privacy systems and architectural signage.