Signs of parking structure deterioration

Parking lots and parking garages face a great deal of wear. Not only are they subject to environmental abuse, but they also bear the weight of countless vehicles. Combine this with traffic debris and general construction issues, and it’s easy to see why parking structures need proactive maintenance. Here are some common signs of parking structure deterioration. 

Standing water

Standing water in the parking structure could be a sign of drainage issues. If water is pooled up where it’s not supposed to be, that’s likely because it has nowhere to go. Standing water could also indicate water leaks, which should be addressed as quickly as possible. 

Rust stains and exposed rebar

Rust stains and exposed rebar in the concrete are usually the result of water infiltration. The water has eroded the concrete and exposed the support structure within. Concrete repair, waterproofing, and sealing should resolve these matters, but again, it’s important to act quickly. 

Water leaks

Noticeable water leaks are another sign of parking structure deterioration. Unfortunately, many leaks go undetected until they’ve caused widespread damage. Consider getting a routine leak inspection as part of your parking structure maintenance plan, and repair leaks at the earliest sign. 

Concrete cracks and delamination

Concrete delamination is the separation of the surface layer of concrete and the structural layer below. This is similar to concrete spalling, where particles of concrete peel away from the surface. Any form of concrete crack could be a sign of parking structure deterioration. If you see visible issues on your parking structure, pursue repair right away. 

JK Industries offers parking structure repair in Oklahoma City

If you’re in need of parking structure maintenance or repair, JK Industries has specialists on staff. We’ll conduct a thorough inspection of the property and recommend a personalized repair plan. Contact us to stabilize your parking garage or parking lot.