At first glance, it may seem like parking garages don’t have a big need for premium waterproofing. After all, they’re below-grade unoccupied areas and are open, outdoor environments. To some, waterproofing a structure like this could seem like a waste of money or time. However, the opposite is the hard truth. Not properly waterproofing parking decks can prove to be a detrimental mistake, costing a profound amount of money and time to correct in the event of structural damage or the deck becoming a huge eyesore. A parking garage, as with all concrete structures, is a situation in which you get out of it what you put into it. Treat it right, and it will go the distance with flying colors. Cut corners, and you could end up with a huge mess no one wants to sort out down the road.
Simply put, waterproofing is essential to the long-term performance of any parking deck. If moisture infiltrates the concrete, it’s likely to eventually lead to deterioration of the structure. To make matters worse, we’re talking about a structure that experiences heavy loads and movements due to daily traffic, so deterioration can quickly become compounded into a dangerous problem with the deck’s overall integrity. It’s unsettling to know that many parking garages receive no waterproofing at initial construction, and what many others receive is hardly effective. However, when dealing with a high-traffic structure in which structural integrity is of utmost importance, being proactive about waterproofing goes along way to avoid costly issues as time goes on.
Radcon Formula #7® couldn’t be a more perfect waterproofing agent for parking garages and lots. It’s proven to be like no other product when it comes to working from inside the concrete to provide highly effective, long-lasting protection from the slightest bit of moisture. Rather than sit on the surface of concrete like a membrane, Radcon works deep inside, so it doesn’t wear away and lose effectiveness or need frequent reapplication.
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To learn more about Tecnorap USA’s Radcon Formula #7® product and its suitability for parking garage waterproofing protection, call our team at (804) 330-6438. When you do, be sure to ask about our Parking Deck Maintenance program!