When managing a parking structure, you may think you can let maintenance slide. After all, how much maintenance does concrete really need? Don’t fall for this line of thought. While resilient, these structures have repair costs that can add up if you aren’t careful.
Here are 3 ways you can reduce costly repairs on your parking structure or elevated decks:
Parking structures are vulnerable to natural degradation and environmental wear-and-tear. If water can leak into the concrete, it can lead to spalling, stains, rusting steel, or even loss of structural integrity. Traffic flow also creates several hazards, not to mention the colossal abuse and vibrations from heavy vehicles and constant pedestrian traffic.
A high-quality sealant should be your first line of defense. Sealants can prevent damage when applied regularly and not allowed to degrade. Polyurethane sealants are the most common and need reapplication every two to five years, but with advanced products, you can extend this life span.
If you’re looking for a one-size-fits-all option, you won’t find one. Your decision depends heavily on the materials, the traffic flow and exposure to the elements.
Some of your options include:
The longer you wait, the higher the repair cost. As the damages increase in severity, so does your overall cost and time it takes to repair the problem.
If you experience any of the following signs, contact your experts at DCPS immediately so we can help you:
When it comes to repair and maintenance, you have several factors to consider. Still, it is a fast decision that makes all the difference. Don’t worry! We can help you make the right choice in waterproofing and specialty coatings.
Ready to protect your investment? Contact our experts today for a free quote.