Title: Guide for Design and Construction of Concrete Parking Lots
Author(s): ACI Committee 330
Publication: Materials Journal
Appears on pages(s): 532-558
Keywords: air entrainment; coatings; compacting; concrete construction; concrete durability; concrete pavements; concrete slabs; curing; dowels; drainage; economics; finishing; joints (junctions); joint sealers; loads (forces); load transfer; maintenance; parking
Concrete parking lots now serve many transportation facilities, industrial plants, commercial developments, and multifamily housing projects of all sizes. They are used for storage of vehicles and goods. They provide maneuvering areas for vehicles and access for delivery and distribution vehicles. The design and construction of concrete slabs for parking lots and outside storage areas share many similarities with the design and construction of streets and highways, but they also have some very distinct differences. A full appreciation of the differences and the modification of design and construction procedures to take these differences into account can result in economical and serviceable concrete parking lots that will provide satisfactory service for many years with minimum maintenance. Guide includes information on site investigation, thickness determination, design of joints and other details, paving operations, and quality assurance procedures during construction. Maintenance and repair are also discussed.