Parking lot structures and plaza decks are typically supported with a combination of concrete and steel. Underneath these areas could be additional parking or habitable space. At the time of original construction, waterproofing systems were installed to inhibit water leaks through the structural components of the parking lot and plaza deck. Overtime, these waterproofing systems break down and no longer serve their purpose.
When water intrusion occurs, it comes in contact with the concrete and steel resulting in corrosion and degradation. This condition will eventually undermine the structural integrity of the elements holding up the parking lot and plaza decks which could lead to catastrophic failures. It is not improbable for a car to come crashing through a parking lot that had been neglected.
New York State recently considered regulations requiring parking lots and similar structures to be periodically inspected by a professional engineer to determine if a life-threatening condition exists to protect the public welfare.
Boccia Inc. has been surveying these conditions for many years all across New York, and has garnered a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge in diagnosing, specifying and remediating waterproofing systems to eliminate water leaks. In addition, they also specialize in repairing the structural defects to the concrete and steel that were created by the seepage, bringing the parking lots and plaza decks back to their original strength.