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PARAPETS--In a single
installation, SEISMIC COLORSEAL DS provides a finished, sealed
surface at the top, front, and backsides of the wall in the same
color or multiple colors to suit each surface.
In a single installation step
SEISMIC COLORSEAL DS treats both the outside and inside of the
curtain wall system. The result is a color-coordinated,
waterproof, air-tight, thermally tight, continuous gasket around the
Without the use of any fasteners,
screws, anchors or any of the associated drilling or violation of
the mullion integrity, SEISMIC COLORSEAL DS with a custom-depth
prescribed by the curtain wall contractor, conforms to mortar joints
in walls as well as to roof membrane base flashings. The base
flashing remains fully intact an unaffected by the SEISMIC COLORSEAL
From the inside, the curtain wall
perimeter is completely sealed and aesthetically complete.
seal in structural, high-movement,
joints in virtually any substrate.
Microsphere-modified acrylic-impregnated foam sealant,
factory pre-coated with high-grade silicone. Watertight,
handling, UV stable, non-staining, low temperature
flexible, high-temperature stable.
For joint-gaps from 1" (25mm) to 10" (250mm).
Total 100% movement capability: +50% and -50% of nominal supplied size.
Rapid installation--seal two surfaces
(front and back), or even three (top, front and back) surfaces in single
Ideal for shallow substrate conditions such
as parapets, curtainwall systems, doorways, window walls, interior partitions
as a sound barrier, etc.
SEISMIC COLORSEAL DS can be customized in its depth, and in the choice of
color of silicone for the front, back, and/or top all of which can be of the
same color or different colors.
Contact EMSEAL or email
Custom Colors, non-invasive anchoring, thermally
insulating, air tight, aesthetically and practically versatile.
SEISMIC COLORSEAL DS is a unique, highly innovative, customized
variation of EMSEAL's acclaimed
SEISMIC COLORSEAL material.
Ideally suited for shallow substrates where sealing or finishing of both
sides of the structure is desired.
Ensures watertightness in vertical and horizontal
structural, seismic, and abutment joints in walls
of precast concrete, brick, curtain-wall, stone, and virtually any other
sound attenuation as a joint filler in interior demising walls,
partitions or in sound studios, performance halls, broadcast booths,
etc. A concrete wall with an expansion joint through it can be
restored to the virtually the same sound transmission coefficient as the
solid wall without a joint.
SEISMIC COLORSEAL DS seals top, front, and back of parking deck parapet
wall in a single installation step.
Backpressure from the stored strain energy of the foam maintains seal
and ensures that silicone bellows is
never under tension from the effects of joint movement.
SEISMIC COLORSEAL DS has an R-value of approximately 3.28 per inch of
depth which imparts thermal insulation at structural joint-gaps
where thermal loss through strip-seals is often significant.
Unlike imitations which must be forced into compression in the field,
SEISMIC COLORSEAL DS is supplied pre-compressed to smaller than the joint
size. This means that neither the bellows nor the corner bead are
in tension during joint opening movement.
Watertight integration into a "boot" termination in EMSEAL's
THERMAFLEX parking deck
system, ensures continuity of seal.
SEISMIC COLORSEAL DS features non-invasive anchoring which means you are
not drilling and screwing into sensitive substrates. This eliminates the
risk of spalls and enables installation into inside corners that are
impossible to seal with strip-seals.
The expanding foam backing is
acrylic-impregnated open-cell foam
combined with laminations of closed-cell foam in some size
COLORSEAL DS has
a mounting adhesive on one face. After removal from
its packaging, the material is inserted into the joint and adhered to
one side. It then expands to fill the joint. The combination of the
active backpressure and the pressure-sensitive nature of the acrylic
impregnation ensures the attachment of the foam to the other substrate.
Field installed silicone sealant corner bands assure further attachment
of the precured silicone bellows to the substrate.
STC 54 / OITC 38*
*Sound Attenuation is also a feature of SEISMIC COLORSEAL DS.
With a 2 1/2" standard depth product installed in one side of a
STC 56 wall, SEISMIC COLORSEAL DS had a STC 54 rating and in an
OITC 38 wall it had a 38 OITC rating. When installed from both
sides of a STC 68 wall it received a rating of STC 62 and in an
OITC 52 wall it received a OITC 52 rating.
sizes from 1" (25mm) to 10" (250mm).
Note: Sizes under 1 1/2" (40mm) are manufactured with a single bellows.
Larger sizes incorporate multiple bellows
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SEISMIC COLORSEAL from which
SEISMIC COLORSEAL DS evolved.
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COLORSEAL from which
SEISMIC COLORSEAL evolved.
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on HORIZONTAL COLORSEAL
for non-pedestrian trafficked seismic and structural joints in decks,
roofs, stair-tower perimeters etc.
In addition to the 12 standard colors, COLORSEAL products and WFR2 can
be manufactured in custom colors.
If you're having a custom
color formulated for your project which is not in the Dow-790 palette of
standard colors please contact EMSEAL to have us produce a matching
color from another manufacturer or from silicone material shipped to us
from that project.
Transitions and Terminations:
(US Patent 9,200,437 Patent Pending)
U-90's are factory-made transition pieces that ensure continuity-of-seal where expansion joints change plane or direction.
SEISMIC COLORSEAL DS is manufactured in straight-run sticks which can be joined in the field to EMSEAL’s patented and patent-pending "Universal-90" transitions.
These factory-fabricated single-piece 90-degree units have a 12-inch long leg and a 6-inch vertical piece on each side of the elbow. Universal-90 transition are symmetrically coated on both faces allowing them to be installed as an inside corner or as an outside corner.
In addition to guaranteeing watertightness, EMSEAL’s "Universal-90's" allow for much faster and secure installation by eliminating field cutting or notching and bending, at angles.
(More on Universal-90's
Flipped-Over as Downturn Transition