English Abstract
Seal Materials for Civil Engineering
Hideichi SUZUKI
Hayakawa Rubber Corporation, Technical and Development Department, Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2007),80(12),452-456 General Review in Japanese

Many joints exist in the huge concrete structures. These joints tend to be a weak point of the concrete structures. Especially the leakage of water from the joints in an underground structure and a water processing structure causes the decrease of durability of the structures. Many running costs are needed to prevent the leakage of water and to maintain the durability of the structure. Therefore, seal of the joints is very important.
This paper describes seal materials in a construction joint and an expansion joint to the concrete structures.

Seal materials, Waterstops, Construction joint, Expansion joint, Hydrophilic rubber