Best practices to avoid rapid structure deterioration, in this case Parking Garages.
A parking garage 10 miles west of Boston had many issues of water intrusion, caused by poor maintenance over 30 years. After a proper investigation, numerous issues showed failed coatings, lack of maintenance, improper construction practices, failed sealed joints and cracks.
To show ones parking garage the love and care, it’s important to properly maintain the structure and immediately tend to the issues that cause structure deterioration. Best practices include:
- Sweeping the deck clean of salt/sand to preserve traffic coating and sealant joints
- Use plastic or rubber plow blades
- Ensure construction projects adhere to proper procedure and materials
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As Benjamin Franklin said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.