Concrete parking garages are often overlooked when it comes to yearly maintenance and upgrading. This is a concern because they are often subjected to various elements, constant traffic, and heavy loads. They are exposed to water, wind, cold, and heat regularly. But even concrete, as sturdy as it is known to be, can deteriorate. Joints weaken and surfaces break down. A stronger focus on upkeep will lessen the likelihood of needing a complete overhaul in the future, therefore saving money in the long run. Even something as simple as re-waterproofing your concrete can discourage wear and corrosion on the concrete, expansion joins, and/or steel decking.
Even minor cracks from stress and weather should be taken care of as soon as possible using concrete epoxy caulking. Levels that are under fire from weather and the elements can also be treated with a urethane coating. Sealant may not be the solution, though, when it comes to poorly graded masonry. Otherwise, concrete and even steel can be adversely affected by drainage issues, which can shorten their lifespan considerably.
Assist proper drainage and grading by cleaning and resurfacing the floor of any concrete structure. This will involve an intensive cleaning process that can get rid of dirt, grease, and other pollutants. The deep cleaning process will improve both the endurance and appearance of the concrete. You can make your concrete look like new without having to actually replace it all—which would cost you more time and money.
Maintaining your concrete parking garage is an important task. Proper maintenance increases usability, safety, and appearance and can extend its lifetime by years and years. Besides the added value to the property, regular maintenance and care is absolutely vital for the safety of the owners and tenants of any garage structure.