Durability and functionality are the key elements of successful parking structure restoration. Our engineering and architectural professionals identify unique design requirements and recommend material applications to ensure maximum performance life for each parking facility. Our comprehensive drawings and coordination during construction guarantee timely project completion, within the owner’s budget.
“Often neglected, garage structures deteriorate from the constant moisture infiltration and chloride ions causing steel to rust and concrete to crack and spall. With proven experience, our engineers are well prepared for the challenging aspects when restoring parking facilities.”
The Department of State adopted a rule that amends Parts 1202, 1203, and 1204 of Title 19 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations, which requires owners of parking garages to have periodic condition assessments performed by a qualified professional engineer (PE). The assessment should include an on-site inspection and evaluation of a parking garage to determine evidence of deterioration of any structural element or building component, evidence of the existence of any unsafe condition, and evidence indicating that a parking garage is an unsafe structure. Once the engineer completes the condition assessment, a report will be prepared, signed, sealed and then submitted to the local jurisdiction.
Each parking garage in the State shall undergo an initial condition assessment as follows:
NYS EXISITING BUILDINGS
Existing buildings must complete an initial condition assessment prior to October 1, 2019, October 1, 2020, or October 1, 2021, depending on the date of original construction. Following the initial condition assessment of a parking garage, such parking garage shall undergo periodic condition assessments every three years.
NYS NEW BUILDINGS
An initial condition assessment is required prior to a certificate of occupancy or certificate of compliance being issued for a new structure.
Small garages for one- or two-family houses or townhouse units are exempt.
Merritt Engineering addresses all aspects of parking lot, sidewalk and plaza restorations, from installing new waterproofing systems to correcting sidewalk trip hazards. We first assess the conditions of the existing substrate, examining the paver system, concrete slabs, waterproofing membranes and overall drainage systems in place. We then specify the most appropriate solutions to ensure safety, durability, feasibility, functionality and the overall aesthetic appearance.
Merritt Engineering’s sidewalk and plaza projects include: