Various articulations in the construction materials are movement joints, commonly known as control joints with multiple categories. A movement joint contain a proper sealant for the anticipated application and are often called soft hinges. Moreover, the movement joints allow the material to expand without cracking.
Movement joints between different tile materials allow expansion and shrinking without any limitation. Moreover, they prevent tiles through efficient spacing, for instance, the separations in the concrete sidewalk. If junctions are missing between them, the tiles will crack either by shrinking associated with cold environment and expanding due to sunlight.
Additionally, the rising temperatures cause the expansion of materials, and lower temperatures cause freezing. Still, both expansion and shrinking could occur due to moisture freezes as the temperature drop in wet freezing conditions.
Many structural deformations arise due to several processes occurring in the ground that can lead to movements. Stresses, contractions, and expansion may occur without environmental factors because each material has a coefficient of movement properties.
Material expansion may lead to different problems because each material has a varying coefficient of movement that could affect adjacent materials. Architects design the movement joint in such a way that they can isolate different materials without affecting the adjacent materials.
Failure in installing tiles, ceramics, stones, and glass occurs because of the movement joints’ improper instalment. In most situations. Failures could be avoided by adequately installing the movement joints to allow the materials to expand and contract according to the climatic condition and ensure the construction’s longevity and strength.