Maintenance of your parking garage is essential, especially when making a first impression. Not only does it keep the garage intact, but it also provides safety for others. Unmaintained garages can become hazardous, but as long as you follow these three tips, you will have a safe, clean space with less financial liability.

Tip #1: Repair cracks and joints

As frustrating as it can be, cracks in concrete are pretty much inevitable. Concrete is durable, but it’s not completely indestructible. Over time, it can age and form cracks. This goes for joints, too.

Cracks can be a safety issue, and both cracks and joints can be the beginning of a water leak. It’s important to assess any cracks or unsealed joints and get them repaired before they worsen.

Tip #2: Detect water leaks

Leaks are not uncommon when it comes to parking garages, and not all of them are visible. Leaks that are left unattended can cause major damage, especially over a long period of time. Thankfully, there are different signs to detect water infiltration.

A few signs of water infiltration include:

  • Water dripping onto floor and vehicles
  • Pooling water
  • Cracks in concrete
  • Damage traffic coatings
  • Failed joint sealants

Catching water leaks early on is crucial in order to keep your garage in good condition. The earlier they’re detected, the quicker and less costly the repair will be. If you’re interested in preventing leaks, waterproofing is a great option to consider.

Tip #3: Clean regularly

Cleaning a parking garage on a routine basis can only be beneficial. It makes the garage look better, maintains public safety, and retain property value. To clean a parking garage, follow these recommendations:

  • Pressure clean
  • Remove stains 
  • Remove leaves, dirt, and trash

These are all very simple ways to maintain your commercial parking garage, and it will be beneficial in the long run.