We are able to provide a total protection solution to your parking structure. This is down to the wide range of technically advanced, lightweight deck coating systems, concrete repairs and corrosion mitigation systems, expansion joints and anti-carbonation coatings we offer.
The provision of user friendly, safe, and aesthetically-pleasing parking is a key factor in the success of any commercial development. However, the Multi Storey Car Park (MSCP) is a unique building with a range of specific problems that need to be addressed.
MSCP’s are built using varying methods of construction with cost often being the primary consideration in their design. Accordingly, suitable protective measures are often sacrificed at construction phase, ignoring the ethos of lifecycle costing principles.
The car park as a structure is unique. They endure extremes of cyclical loading on an almost daily basis, as the car park gets filled on a morning and emptied on an evening. Lacking a stable heat source, the structure feels the full force of daily and seasonal temperature variations.
Water and contaminants are easily introduced, both directly through the open sides or indirectly via cars entering the structure. Harmful chlorides are deposited by cars and lead to chloride attack of the steel reinforcing bars. High concentrations of carbon gasses from exhaust fumes accelerate the carbonation of the concrete leading to further corrosion of the steel.
With this in mind, protective car park deck coatings and effective weatherproofing measures should be a primary consideration in a new structure.
In existing car parks, there is often visual evidence to demonstrate the effect of insufficient protection. Whilst repairs and protective coatings at this stage are often reactive measures, careful material specifications and experienced contractors can return the car park to a high level of decorative and structural well-being.
Whether working as Principal Contractor or specialist sub contractor, StructureCare will work with you to find the right solution and methodology and take into account factors unique to your car park; including space and/or revenue loss, disruption to traffic flows and avoiding peak trading times. Our approach combined with industry expertise, knowledge, specialist trade skills and hands-on management, means we can successfully deliver any car park refurbishment project, irrespective of size and complexity.