Car Park Concreting

The Benefits 

The structural frame for Car Park Concreting has to perform well in a number of different areas. The following give an indication of the many benefits of using concrete for a car park structure.

Durability

The durability of the structural frame is an important aspect of car park design. A well detailed concrete car park, correctly specified should achieve a design of 50 years. We use the highest standards for specifying concrete and is based on the state of the art knowledge of concrete performance in a number of different exposure conditions.

Vibration

Vibration of the floor plate can be a concern in the performance of a car park. Concrete structures generally have more mass compared to other materials and are therefore less prone to footfall-induced vibration.

Fire protection

Inherent fire resistance means concrete structures generally do not require additional fire protection. This removes time, costs, use of a separate trade and ongoing maintenance to applied fire protection.

Toughness

Concrete is a robust material that can withstand the wear and tear from normal use with minimal of no damage.

Aesthetics

Visually concrete can be both aesthetically pleasing and durable, ensuring car parks keep looking good with little maintenance.

Concrete solutions

The current trend is for clear spans of up to 16m, these give an open feeling and reduce the risk of damage to vehicles and columns because of columns placed between spaces. There are three widely-used concrete floor solutions to meet this requirement, and can all be used with precast columns.

Post-tensioning

For spans up to 16m a post-tensioned band beam offers are economic solution. Band beams are shallow, wide beams that minimise the overall structural depth. The pre-stressing maximises the performance of the concrete and controls deflection. Typically the beam depth is 550 to 600mm deep.

Car Park Concreting 

 

Car Park Concreting