The need for parking space in parking garages (or car parks) continues to grow globally. In colder climates where deicing chemicals are used, salt-laden snow and ice accumulated under the cars gradually melts and covers the floors of parking garages. This will cause rapid corrosion of the concrete deck. In coastal regions, the salt present in air combined with a humid environment leads to fast corrosion of the entire parking facility including beams, floors, columns and walls.
Our engineered Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) solutions offer fast, long-lasting and economical repair alternatives to owners, architect/engineers and contractors to ensure the project is completed on time, within budget and with minimum disruption of business. Repairs with FRP do not result in enlargement of the columns and walls. This means the same floor area and number of parking spaces remains available after the repairs for future revenue generation. Parking garages also have limited overhead clearance. Repair of floor beams and slabs with FRP assures that the overhead clearance is not reduced due to the repairs.
Some of the repair and strengthening projects for parking garages or car parks that can benefit from FRP solutions are:
1. Repair of corrosion-damaged floors, beams, columns and corbels with no loss of valuable space, using PileMedic®
2. Seismic retrofit of parking garages to comply with modern earthquake codes and for enhanced resiliency in the event of a major earthquake
3. Strengthening of floor areas for heavier traffic loading, e.g. access for fire engines, etc.
In most cases, FRP CONSTRUCTION engineers can provide a complete “turnkey” design-build solution that includes sealed engineering drawings by our in-house engineers, all of the materials needed, and installation by one of our approved and certified installers. This unique turnkey design-build approach results in significant efficiency, time and cost-savings, and minimizes the potential errors and delays that can result when multiple groups are involved in one project.
We also welcome the opportunity to partner with owners, architects, engineers and contractors by providing any single aspect of the project, i.e., design, materials, or installation for a specific project.