Project Description

Wabo®BusTuff is a rugged and reliable expansion joint system specifically designed to accommodate high load, high speed, high daily traffic count parking deck challenges. The system can carry axle loads up to and including 40,000 pounds, 30% horizontal impact forces created by vehicles traveling at high speeds across the system. This system has been tested and designed to withstand the most demanding seismic events making it the most fully functional, robust expansion joint system for parking structures.

Product Highlights

  • Engineered to completely eliminate cover plate noise using WBA’s QuietRide™ technology
  • Structural elements designed for infinite fatigue life resulting in a truly maintenance-free system
  • Easy to install design for lane-by-lane installation, limiting lane closures on any project
  • High strength steel fastening system engineered to secure cover plates under any applied load condition, relative deck displacement, and rotation
  • The BusTuff system comes with a 3-year warranty

Technical Document Downloads

Wabo®BusTuff and Wabo®Safetyflex were used at Detroit Airport’s McNamara Parking Garage

Unique loading requirements at Detroit Airport (DTW)’s McNamara Parking Garage meant the expertise of Watson Bowman Acme was required, which led to the development of Wabo®BusTuff in 2002.  In 2016, Wabo® expansion joints were required once more with the addition of Wabo®SafetyFlex.