Innovative Engineering helps owners defer long-term costs by performing regular assessments of parking structures.

ATLANTA - GeorgiaChron -- Whether your parking structure is a multi-level garage of a few below-grade levels under a high-rise building, proactive condition assessment and diligent maintenance are imperative.

If problems are ignored, the harsh environment in garages, including corrosive deicing chemicals, freeze-thaw cycling, and the stress of thousands of vehicles traversing the deck will quickly accelerate deterioration into hazardous conditions.

Many see the outwardly rugged nature of a parking structure and assume that they are indestructible and require little maintenance. Unfortunately, this is simply not true. Many parking structures lack a true building envelope, and instead leave their structural components exposed to the elements. This leads to deterioration before construction has even completed.

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If you own or operate a parking structure, a good maintenance program is required to prevent costs from adding up exponentially down the line. A plan should be developed to account for the structural, operational, and aesthetic components of the parking structure's design. Maintenance should be performed proactively rather than reactionary!

About Innovative Engineering: With offices in Atlanta, GA, and Seattle, WA, IEI USA has engineers that specialize in parking structure restoration. We'll walk your facility and let you know of any conditions that require immediate attention and what maintenance activities you can perform now to extend the life of your facility.

Source: Innovative Engineering, Inc.

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