Parking structures are exposed to some of the harshest conditions. Temperature changes, exposure to de-icing salts, ultra-violet rays and the occasional vehicle collision add to their performance challenges. The result is deterioration and damage to the structural system – often occurring in as little as three years after initial construction.
These frequently used structures are exposed to the environment and often neglected, resulting in dripping ceilings, cracked concrete, rusted steel and pot-holed drive aisles. Garages require periodic structural repairs and regular maintenance beyond that of buildings of a similar age.