Parking structures in St. Louis are faced with their own kind of challenges and considerations. Designed for decades of high flow vehicle traffic, they endure major exposure to the harshest elements in the Midwest, including snow and ice, salt, chemicals and abrasion, the sun’s brutal exposure for prolonged periods of time, thermal shock, and demanding load conditions. In addition to a structure enduring all of that, they must also prove to be safe for traffic, aesthetically pleasing and fitting to surrounding buildings architecture.
Unprotected concrete exposed to the elements such as rainfall, freeze-thaw climates, carbonation and corroding salts will deteriorate it, and at accelerated speeds. What little protection that is initially provided by the cement around the reinforcing steel will be destroyed incredibly quick, and unseen corrosion of embedded steel will eventually occur, often resulting in breaks, cracks and leaks.
WPS Commercial offers a wide range of polyurethane and epoxy traffic coatings that are designed to make concrete decks impermeable to water. At the same time, these coatings also offer durability and flexibility that meet the most demanding service conditions. WPS Commercial’s Traffic Systems offer a full range of elastomeric, crack-bridging waterproofing solutions.
WPS Commercial’s protective coatings for walls and ceilings are deigned with ease of application in mind, the environment’s safety, as well as numerous performance benefits. These benefits include carbonation reduction, water protection, chlorides and chemical ingress, it provides sealing of hairline cracks, protection against the cracking caused by thermal shock, and it significantly improves light reflectivity and brightness.
Applications include multi-story parking garages, parking decks and ramps, foot bridges and walkways, mechanical rooms, stadiums and arenas, plaza decks, rooftop decks, and balconies. WPS Commercial can provide single and two component systems in Gray, Charcoal and Tan as well as optional high performance top coat in clear.
For more information on WPS Commercial’s traffic coating options, please call us. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.