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Parking Decks and Garages

Particularly in large metropolitan areas, parking is a valued commodity, and regular users of parking facilities come to rely on these structures as a part of their daily routine. When a parking garage shuts down for maintenance, hundreds of people can be inconvenienced in a single day. With the constant weight of heavy vehicles and moving traffic, parking garage flooring must be incredibly strong, durable, and properly installed to avoid deterioration that would necessitate a temporary closure of the facility.

Specially formulated polyurethane floor deck coatings can be an ideal option for parking structures and commercial garage flooring. With performance properties and environmental tolerances much higher than the underlying concrete, the right resinous floor coatings can enhance safety and extend the lifespan of a garage deck or floor.

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Safe and Reliable Parking Deck Flooring

Many parking decks are constantly exposed to the elements. Outdoor parking deck coatings must provide concrete with protection in various weather conditions, as the slab surfaces may come in direct contact with rain, snow, hail, sunlight, and fluctuating temperatures. Even covered parking garages are subject to changing temperatures and challenging conditions such as winter road salt, chemicals or sand that can get tracked in on vehicle tires. Parking deck flooring must be durable enough to withstand exposure to these substances, as well as to the compression from heavy loads, deck movement and flex, abrasive traffic, and potentially leaking vehicle fluids. A properly installed polyurethane deck flooring system is designed to take these extreme conditions in stride.

In multilevel parking facilities, structural integrity is of vital importance. Moisture intrusion must be mitigated at every step of construction to prevent the corrosion and deterioration of the underlying concrete. Experienced resinous flooring contractors can evaluate the condition of parking deck concrete substrates and offer floor coating systems with enhanced waterproofing or moisture vapor mitigating properties where needed.

Aboveground and Underground Commercial Garage Flooring

In a commercial parking garage setting, the structure may offer aboveground and/or underground parking. The traffic surfaces for these two different environments can require separate specialized protective coating solutions. While commercial garage roof decks and aboveground parking structures with open sides expose floors directly to the elements, underground concrete decks typically face cooler temperatures, higher humidity and the threat of condensation and moisture vapor. Tennant Coatings’ experienced professionals have the ability to analyze each environment properly and help facility owners and managers select optimal concrete parking deck protection based on varying conditions.

Parking Decks/Garages 

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Well-selected and installed polyurethane parking garage floor coatings can help safeguard the structural integrity of a facility’s concrete deck investment; the systems’ low maintenance requirements and ease of cleaning further add to their value. High pressure hoses may be used to clean when necessary, saving on labor and man hours. Additionally, the right parking garage flooring system can help keep energy costs in check. Light colored flooring is light reflective and can help multiply the effect of existing overhead illumination without the need for additional fixtures, while simultaneously providing a brighter, more pleasant environment with better visibility. Slip-resistance in pedestrian walkways, line striping, safety markings and embedded organizational logos are other options available with polyurethane parking garage flooring and deck coatings.

Just as floor cleaning equipment manufactured by Tennant Company, used in thousands of facilities around the world, is prized for its innovation and dependability, the company’s Coatings Division furnishes a broad spectrum of industries with cutting-edge floor coating solutions. To learn more, connect with your local Tennant Coatings professional.


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