Parking Garage Repairs

Parking garage structures often face the brunt of the weather which can lead to leaking conditions.  Unlike leaks in interior spaces which initiate complaints, leaks in parking garages many times go undetected.  Sometimes these leaks are not reported until there is damage to a parked car below.  At that point, the leaks may have led to significant structural damage.  Too many times this has led to collapse of a portion of the deck.   Other times, the structural damage is so severe that the parking garage must be completely torn down and rebuilt as was the case of the Long Island Railroad Hicksville Parking Garage structure in New York and many others.

In recent years, Parking garages are relied upon to support heavier car loads including large suburban style recreational vehicles.  The weight of these vehicles can exceed 4,500 pounds which is imposed on four relatively small areas where the tires make contact with the parking garage surface.  That is 1,125 pounds at each tire location.  This imposed load can be impacted by bouncing of the vehicle over a bump.

It is imperative that the parking garage be maintained in a condition that safely supports this heavy loading.

This website is devoted to providing information on the following key-features of parking garage repairs.

  • Waterproofing
  • Expansion Joints and Joints
  • Structural Repairs
  • Engineering