Carpark Slabs

Have you ever noticed the floor of a carpark? Would you like to park your wheels in a carpark having irregular surface? Probably not. Likewise, even if you might think no one would pay attention to the floor’s surface, any sort of irregularities, puddles, crudes and stains will immediately seek the attention of a driver. This will definitely have a great influence on the customer’s reaction to a carpark.

However, with Coalesce you can be saved any embarrassment along these fronts because we take care of our projects very well. As professionals working in the field for many years, we have respect for your time, and we make sure that we discuss the project scope in detail before hand.

Having a well finished floor surface does not only create a good impact on the customer, but it also serves really well in enhancing the levels of tyre noise in turning areas. This is because smooth surfaces have less skid resistance.

A well finished surface look can only be achieved with consistent materials, and surface finishing processes. Even the tiniest change in daily methods can cause irregular textures and patterning that can diminish the worth of the car park. However, there are other construction techniques that can be practiced for securing your carpark from potential damages at initial stage. Let’s take a look at some of those techniques and alternatives.

Using floating concrete or lightweight aggregate concrete is a great alternative, especially when it comes to carparks. Usually, the weight of concrete slabs exceeds the live load. A reduction in weight of about 25% is significant. Lightweight concrete manages the weight imbalance pretty well and provides way better fire resistance.

What are the elements of an ideal carpark design?
  • Easy entry and excess
  • Uncomplicated and logical traffic flow around the car park
  • Unimpeded movement
  • Light and airy
  • Low maintenance
  • Safe and secure

A carpark requires to be constructed with huge clear spans having minimal supporting columns, to be able to make room for maximum vehicles parking spaces. Such sort of construction, subject to cyclical traffic flow, makes the structure susceptible to a lot of flexing and movement.

What are the potential damages of such structures on concrete slabs?

Structures like carpark that are likely to face day to day heavy movements keep their constructive concrete slabs at stake to damages caused by those movements. Such as perpendicular stress of shearing due to inconsistently distributed loads caused by wheels moving in multiple directions. Moreover, carparks will also suffer lateral stain. Along with all these forces pushing and pulling at the slabs, concrete is tough material that seems to go through such challenges pretty well.

However, the material itself isn’t enough. to make a carpark stand out perfectly all together, you must combine the right levels of durability and flexibility. To get the balance right, Coalesce uses flexible, crack-bridging polyurethane-based deck coatings systems. We make use of these systems because of their ability to move alongside the structure and prevent the surface from any long-lasting damage.

If you’d like our advice on various construction techniques for different types of structures effectively, making an efficient use of concrete, then give us a call right away!