Category: Parking

Protecting parking structures from damage during winter

It is important to minimize the amount of deicing chemical applied during the first two years of the concrete being installed. During this time, the concrete has an increased permeability which can allow the deicing chemicals to migrate into the concrete more rapidly. As concrete ages and cures, it will become less permeable and chemicals will not penetrate as easily.

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Eskew+Dumez+Ripple-desgined The Park, a hybrid structure merging parking with retail

The Park designed by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, is a six-story hybrid structure, which merges a 441-space parking garage with 27,000-square-feet of street-level retail. Located in the booming Warehouse District of downtown New Orleans, The Park captures the aesthetic rigor of the existing 19th century warehouses, while rethinking this overly conventional building typology and its construction methods.

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Western Specialty Contractors Applies Traffic Coatings to Parking Garages at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sealing and protecting a parking garage from the daily wear and tear of vehicle traffic and the elements is vital to maintaining a garage’s overall structural integrity. Concrete restoration experts Western Specialty Contractors – Springfield, IL Branch recently spent two months repairing and protecting parking garages B4 and F29 at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign.

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GBCI Celebrates Eight Parksmart Certified Projects at the 2018 International Parking Institute Conference and Expo

At the 2018 IPI Conference & Expo, where more than 3,500 parking professionals from 30 countries gather to discuss industry trends and challenges, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) recognized eight parking structures for achieving Parksmart certification. Parksmart is the world’s only rating system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation.

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Newly Released Dual-Action Acrylic Curing Compound

New from W. R. MEADOWS is PENCURE OTC, a unique, dual-action, non-yellowing, acrylic curing compound for fresh, exterior, broomed concrete. It is clear, transparent, and easy to apply. PENCURE OTC has been formulated to simultaneously form a membrane to cure the concrete while also penetrating into the surface to aid in the reduction of water and salts into the concrete. PENCURE OTC is ideal for use on surfaces such as driveways, patios, and parking lots.

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Fired-clay brick exteriors and pavers allow virtually unlimited design freedom with earth-friendly sustainability. Brick’s tested superior durability, moisture resistance, seismic strength and performance in extreme weather offers a minimum one-hour fire rating by itself. Made from abundant natural clay and shale, fired-clay brick is available in many colors that do not fade, does not off-gas volatile organize compounds (VOCs) or other toxic materials with a 100-year lifespan.

Fired-clay brick exteriors and pavers allow virtually unlimited design freedom with earth-friendly sustainability. Brick’s tested superior durability, moisture resistance, seismic strength and performance in extreme weather offers a minimum one-hour fire rating by itself. Made from abundant natural clay and shale, fired-clay brick is available in many colors that do not fade, does not off-gas volatile organize compounds (VOCs) or other toxic materials with a 100-year lifespan.

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