During our condition assessment, we observed extensive deterioration in the concrete slabs and pan joists, primarily caused by corroding reinforcement due to chloride contamination. We also noted localized damage to other structural elements such as beams, foundation walls, and columns.
We developed a rehabilitation program to repair damage and extend the useful life of the parking garage. This program included the following:
Replacing all the slab and pan joists at the intermediate deck
Performing localized concrete repairs at the plaza deck and other structural elements
Strengthening the existing concrete structure to support new loads
Installing a new vehicular traffic-bearing waterproofing system on the new deck and a new waterproofing system on the plaza
Removing the existing deck elements was challenging, since these elements provided lateral bracing to the soil-retaining foundation walls and columns supporting gravity loads from above. SGH worked with the contractor to develop a phased demolition plan and cost-effective, temporary lateral bracing system that would not impede construction activities.