Types and Advantages of Construction Joint

Types of construction joint are

  1. Butt Type Construction Joint
  2. Tongue and Groove Construction Joint
  3. Butt Type Construction Joint with Dowel
  4. Butt Type Construction Joint with Tie bar

The advantages of placing construction joint in the concrete are

  • Free horizontal movement of the floor
  • Limited vertical movement
  • Optimal load transfer
  • Edge protection
  • Prevention of cracks formed due to thermal variations.
  • Proper jointing between two concrete placements.


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