Why install a parking membrane and how is it done?
The calcium chloride used to prevent ice buildup on our winter roads can be very damaging to concrete floors in indoor parking areas. It can even damage the steel reinforcement structure. This significantly reduces the service life of these costly infrastructures.
The solution to this problem is to install a coating called a waterproofing membrane or parking membrane. It makes parking floors watertight and prevents corrosive products from seeping into the concrete.
Our parking membrane is actually an epoxy membrane. It is composed of several layers of 100% solid epoxy, some of which have quartz sand added. This creates a non-slip and safe surface for pedestrians and drivers when the parking floors are wet.
Before installing the membrane, we scrupulously prepare the concrete surfaces. This mainly consists of grinding the concrete surface to clean it and make it more porous. This is to maximize the coating’s adhesion to the floor. To complete the preparation, we repair the surface with concrete filler and fast-setting epoxy gel.
This is why our parking membrane is the ideal solution to properly protect indoor parking floors for many years to come.