Cemplas re-energises EDF car parks

 In Issue 11

Cemplas has recently completed a full refurbishment of two car parks for power generation giant EDF Energy at their site in Bexley Heath, Kent.

The project – comprising works to the North & South Staff & Visitor Car Parks was delivered over a 9-week programme and comprised concrete repairs, anti-carbonation coatings to soffits, columns, beams and walls and full parking deck re-waterproofing.

Almost 1,300 repairs had to be carried out overall to both car parks following concrete damage caused by the long-term effects of both carbonation and chloride-induced corrosion, with water leaking through from the top decks via multiple cracks and split daywork joints across the existing asphalt waterproofing surfaces.

Sika’s Monotop repair system was utilised for the concrete repairs and subsequently all soffits, beams, columns and walls – including the newly repaired areas – were protected with Sikagard anti-carbonation coatings in brilliant white to maximise lux levels within the car parks.

The single deck of the South Car Park and multiple decks of the North Car Park were completely re-waterproofed with Sika’s RB58 car park deck waterproofing system. The rapid-curing system incorporates Sika Reemat Premium encapsulated within the resin layers to ensure full crack-bridging ability and durability when applied directly onto asphalt.

The waterproofing was applied in contrasting colours of mid-grey for both the traffic aisles & parking bays with red to highlight safe, pedestrian walkways. New line markings, directional arrows and instructions were also applied before handing back the car parks to the client following their full closure whilst works were carried out.

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