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Signs Your Parking Garage Needs Repair and Restoration
Commercial building owners and managers sometimes forget the importance of their parking garage: it’s a critical part of your business that makes a vital first impression on customers and provides a safe, convenient place to park. Suppose your garage is showing signs of wear or damage. In that case, taking steps toward restoration or preventative maintenance is imperative to avoid costly issues such as disrupting your tenants, increasing repair costs, and safety concerns.
At Benson & Falgout, our team of professionals has extensive experience in all aspects of parking garage restoration and maintenance. We can help solve any current problems with your parking garage and prevent future problems.
What Causes Parking Garage Damage?
Weather, water, shifting soil, and the sheer weight of vehicles are some of the most common causes of damage to parking garages. Following is more detailed information about potential problems and signs to look for in your garage.
If there is leaking water in your garage, it’s a sure sign that repairs are needed. One of the most obvious signs of water leakage is rusting of any exposed metal or rust stains on the garage walls. If water leaks are left unattended, damages (and costs for repairs) will continue to increase.
Areas of standing water (ponding) in your garage are guaranteed to cause damage to the concrete over time. Ponding can be easily fixed by installing a drain or surface overlay – but if you don’t get repairs done quickly, you may have significant issues in the future.
Cracks in concrete or pieces of concrete detaching from the structure (delamination or spalling) are signs of serious problems. Left unrepaired, these areas of weakness in your garage will lead to significant structural damage by allowing water to reach the reinforcing steel of the structure.
Anytime that rebar is visible anywhere in your garage, you need to have repairs made immediately. Cracked concrete allows water to intrude and is a common cause of exposed rebar. The damage will quickly spread if left unrepaired, and your repair costs will skyrocket.
It Pays to Take Care of Your Garage
Parking garage restoration and preventative maintenance are essential to protect your investment and avoid more severe and costly repairs in the future. The team at Benson & Falgout offers a full range of specialized services, including:
- Water Repellents
- Joint Sealants
- Expansion Joints
- Drainage Systems
- Epoxy Injection
- Spalled Concrete Repair
Trust the Experts at Benson & Falgout
Whether you need an inspection for water leak detection or immediate repairs, we’ll provide you with a free estimate – followed by top-quality commercial waterproofing services. We provide award-winning services for exterior surfaces of existing commercial buildings and structures. Benson & Falgout is your ideal choice for commercial waterproofing throughout Louisiana and Texas. Contact us today for a free cost estimate or to learn more about our services.
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