Modern car parks have embraced new technologies to make them safer, more efficient and cost effective to run. ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) technology detects vehicles entering or leaving the car park. This is combined with LED lighting to illuminate the vehicle and help drivers locate their parking space in a darkened multi-storey structure. EV charging points are now commonplace in car parks and, if roof mounted, solar photovoltaics can provide renewable energy to power these devices as well as lighting for the entire building.
Modern multi-storey car park coatings need to be durable, easy to maintain and anti-slip. They also need to withstand structural movement, vibrations and dynamic loads. A resin-based system can achieve all of this.
Elevate and Protect: Exploring the Importance of Coatings in Multi-Storey Car Parks
The concrete substrate in multi-storey car park buildings is prone to chemical attack and damage from de-icing salts, carbon dioxide ingress, fuels such as petrol or diesel, battery acid, and exhaust gases. A resin based coating protects the concrete from these chemicals, preventing surface deterioration and allowing the concrete to breath.
Epoxy has all of these qualities, and the addition of an anti-slip layer improves wheel traction and reduces that ear-splitting squeal of braked tyres when driving over concrete. Epoxy also dries with an attractive, hard-wearing finish and is colour coded to help visually identify areas of varying use and parking zones.
NCC’s resin flooring experts can assist with assessing the condition of an existing multi-storey car park, determining deck waterproofing requirements and specifying the most appropriate and cost-effective car park floor coating systems for both new and refurbishment projects. This includes the different deck areas of a car park – vehicle access ramps, turning circles and the externally exposed top deck.