Western Specialty Contractors – San Antonio Branch recently completed the restoration of a credit union’s campus parking garage in San Antonio, TX.
Located on La Cantera Parkway, the three-story stone and concrete parking garage, built in 2001, is connected to the credit union’s corporate headquarters via a pedestrian bridge.
Western’s work focused on repairing and waterproofing the parking structure’s concrete topping slab, which had become weathered and damaged from traffic wear and tear, causing moisture to leak into the parking areas below. Vehicles regularly entering parking garages leave water, oil and muck behind. Salt and de-icers tracked in during the winter months can corrode the structure’s concrete and steel support system. Routine parking garage maintenance and waterproofing can protect against costly, extensive damage that can be disruptive to tenants and prompt safety concerns.
Western’s craftsmen began the project in September 2021 by removing and replacing 2,900 sq. ft. of partial depth concrete on the garage’s roof, followed by removing and replacing 12,000 lineal ft. of control joint sealant. Crews then applied 32,000 sq. ft. of a 2575 Primerless Traffic Coating System and 42,750 sq. ft. of an EL 750 Elastomeric Wall Coating. Both are manufactured by Master Builders Solutions and carry a 10-year warranty.
Electrical conduit for the garage’s lighting was run in the topping slab, making the concrete repairs more challenging. Crews took special measures to prevent damaging the conduit, and in some cases, a Hilti concrete scanner was utilized to map out the conduit before demo work began. The garage was partially closed during construction.
Western completed the project in March 2022, on time and within budget. Lundy and Franke Engineering, Inc. served as the engineer on the project.
About Western Specialty Contractors
Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing, and specialty roofing. Western offers a nationwide network of expertise that building owners, engineers, architects, and property managers can count on to develop cost-effective, corrective measures that can add years of useful life to a variety of structures, including industrial, commercial, healthcare, historic, educational and government buildings, parking structures, and sports stadiums. Western is headquartered in St. Louis, MO, with 30 branch offices nationwide and employs more than 1,200 salaried and hourly professionals who offer the best, time-tested techniques and innovative technology. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit https://westernspecialtycontractors.com.