his month’s issue of The Parker, published by the Canadian Parking Association, includes a piece by Flowcrete Americas on the importance of protecting multi-story parking structures with suitable waterproofing and surface materials.
These environments are subject to unique stresses as well as chemical and physical abuse and without correctly specified protective coating systems they can fall foul of corrosion at the hands of oil, fuel and the elements.
The parking deck is usually the first impression of your facility and so visually appealing aesthetics are necessary to ensure a welcoming vibe is evoked from the entrance to your building.
It is also imperative that a car parking facility not only creates a good first impression with visitors but also performs well in all conditions. Formulations can be tailored for the various areas within a parking deck including multi-storey internal decks, ramps and loading bays.
Light-reflective properties help to illuminate internal decks making them brighter, safer environments for visitors and residents. For ramps and other areas where vehicle traction is of greater importance, aggregates can be incorporated into the system to deliver a safer anti-slip surface.
For more information on the importance of protecting parking structures with suitable waterproofing and surface materials click here to read the article penned by Ben Smith, Flowcrete Americas’ National Manager (Canada).