Movement joint systems and joint covers

Powerbase has been supplying movement joint materials and expansion joint cover strips to the construction and civil engineering industries for the past 18 years.

In addition, Powerbase is a specialist supplier of diamond impregnated cutting blades and joint cutting equipment such as wall and floor saws and diamond wire machinery. Powerbase was appointed the Genesis A.T.P. Agent for the Western Cape in 2002.







Powerbase is the sole distributor of Migua movement joint systems in southern Africa. Migua-Fugensysteme GMBH has a worldwide distribution network and has supplied more than 8 million metres of its profiles over the past 30 years.  Migua movement joint systems include:

Migua – for floors, walls and ceilings
Migutrans – heavy-duty profiles for areas where vehicles, forklifts, etc. are used
Migubrass – solid brass joint profiles

Migua inserts are made of high quality elastomer and, being elastic, will comfortably meet the required  movements without distorting or tearing. Special Migua inserts have been developed for anti-bacterial applications in hospitals, medical clinics, etc.  Several of the most popular Migua profiles are available locally. In addition, Powerbase has access to several hundred Migua profiles ex-Germany. These include a unique  interlocking two-piece aluminium extrusion which can be adjusted in height to cater for various screed thicknesses.

Jointspan (Klemm-Fix) 

A decorative and functional range of joint cover strips with a concealed fixing


An inexpensive range of aluminium joint cover profiles suitable for walls, ceilings and floors, including  undercarpet applications.

Some major projects where Migua has been installed:

  • Cavendish Square, Claremont
  • Century City, Goodwood
  • Constantia Village, Constantia
  • Eastgate Shopping Centre, Bedfordview
  • Johannesburg (Sandton) Conference Centre
  • Longbeach Mall, Kommetjie
  • Menlyn Shopping Centre, Pretoria
  • Mimosa Mall, Bloemfontein
  • Old Mutual Head Office, Pinelands
  • Tygervalley Shopping Centre, Bellville
  • V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Various Woolworths, Clicks and Pick ‘n Pay stores countrywide
  • Vodacom, Midrand
  • The Arches, Rosebank Johannesburg
  • Johannesburg International Airport
  • Sun Coast Casino
  • Cape Gate
  • Somerset Mall