Many buildings are constructed with concrete decks above one or more levels of subterranean parking. The elevated plaza deck is generally a common area with walkways, landscaping, planters, exterior lighting, and sometimes amenities such as tennis courts, swimming pools or spas.
Waterproofing systems at these areas are critical to protecting the structural slab from water infiltration. The cost of replacement of the waterproofing layer is generally very high, mostly due to the fact that there is so much exterior finish in the way that will have to be removed and replaced just to get to the waterproofing layer.
We have seen many buildings where the subterranean levels show signs of water infiltration such as leaks, rust and spalling concrete. Rebar often rusts when in contact with water. The corrosion process can cause the steel to expand and fracture the surrounding concrete. Spalling concrete can create a substantial safety hazard in some cases, and so the cycle continues.
Building owners often ignore these signs of water infiltration or install band aid repairs. Ultimately, over many years, the structural integrity of the deck can become severely compromised and dangerous.
If you are observing any of these signs in your plaza or pedestrian decks, please give our professionals a call.
Please visit our Parking Garage Deck Waterproofing page for more detailed information specific to garages.
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The Aerial Companies, Inc. is available to provide waterproofing for plaza and pedestrian decks for historic and contemporary buildings, commercial establishments, and luxury estate homes in Florida including areas around Sarasota, Naples, Florida, Lake Park, Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Gainesville, and Sunny Isles Beach.