Deterioration in Precast Concrete Parking Garage


  • The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.

International Concrete Abstracts Portal


Title: Deterioration in Precast Concrete Parking Garage

Author(s): Jerome P. O'Conner and Carlton A. Olson

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 12

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 52-54

Keywords: corrosion; deterioration; garages; parking facilities; precast concrete, prestressed concrete; repairs; General

Date: 11/1/1990

Parking garages constructed of precast prestressed members are durable and suited for harsh environments, but are vulnerable to the same types of deterioration that are commonly found in cast-in-place garages. Site investigation of the garage found scaling and break-up of the topping slab, cracking of double tees, cracked haunches, and cracking of pour strips. Repairs were recommended to insure the integrity of the garage and to minimize future deterioration.