Car Park Deck Waterproofing
Professional car park deck waterproofing waterproofing is vitally important for preventing structural damage to concrete structures and to prevent the risk of water ingress which can cause slip hazards and safety issues for vehicle drivers. A range of bespoke resin flooring systems are available that can be used to create a safe, durable and attractive multi-storey parking structure, able to withstand high levels of mechanical and chemical stress.
When installing a car park deck waterproofing system, it is crucial to consider the specific requirements of each project and to select an appropriate solution. For new projects the choice of a suitable concrete surface treatment and a compatible resin based deck waterproofing system will be dependent on whether the parking deck will be exposed or not (depending on weather conditions), how long the structure will be out of use and the level of resistance required against contamination and chemical attack by automotive oils/lubricants, fuels and de-icing salts etc.
Waterproof Wonders: Navigating the Benefits and Options for Car Park Deck Protection
In the case of refurbishment or upgrading existing parking structures, a professional Condition Survey must be undertaken to determine the exact nature and extent of any damage/contamination/deterioration to the existing concrete surfaces – this will influence the choice of appropriate preparation e.g. vacuum blast cleaning, to remove contaminates and achieve an effective and successful result for the application of a new car park deck waterproofing system.
It is also very common for car park ramps and turning circles to require special consideration and different treatments to the other areas within a multi-story car park structure. These areas are normally subject to increased dynamic loads and mechanical stresses due to the steering, braking, and acceleration forces imparted on modern vehicles with low-profile performance tires. These areas are also frequently exposed to cold weather temperatures and consequently much greater thermal movement than other deck areas which must be accommodated within the designed expansion movement joints.