ENDURING PROTECTION & APPEAL
Maintain the structural integrity and increase the appeal of your structure.
Each Parking garage is an integration of components functioning together as one. All systems must be in good repair in order to maximize the life of the structure. Restoration and waterproofing are key elements to extending the life of parking decks and parking garages.
Essentially porous, concrete parking decks absorb water, which migrates through the top of the slab through the bottom. leaving chloride deposits underneath, commonly called “efflourescence”. Long term exposure to moisture can eventually cause the reinforcing steel in the slab to corrode, causing the concrete to spall.
To prevent moisture from migrating through the slab, the top surface is shotblasted the achieve profile and remove contaminants, and then coated with typically a three coat urethane coating system.
Elastomeric coatings systems are sustainable; designed to be maintained over the life of the structure and not removed and replaced. Neogard’s Autogard II elastomeric coating system has been known to last over 30 years with minimal maintenance.
Urban Waterproofing is Certified to apply Neogard, Pacific Polymers, 3M,
Sonneborne, Tufflex, Carlisle, and other high quality elastomeric deck coating systems.
Pedestrian traffic coating systems are typically installed on ramps, walkways, and both large and small decks within complexes.
Unlike vehicular coating sytems, pedestrian deck coating systems are often applied over wood, and require special detailing at the plywood seams and other penetrations.
In some cases, the elastomeric coating system with a sand mixture is used to create slope in the deck to move water that is ponding in a certain area, or direct water towards a drain.
Pedestrian coating systems are also available in a wide variety of standard colors to give owners and occupants more choices for matching the coating with the existing colors of theri structure.