Parking Structures, Sidewalks & Plazas

Parking Garage Restoration, Parking Lot RepairsDurability 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.”

Mario Cirigliano




On Tuesday, April 18th, a parking garage collapsed in lower Manhattan, killing one person and injuring five others. While the cause is still under investigation, structural issues are believed to be to blame for the tragic collapse. Recent changes were put into effect to prevent future negligence and destruction of parking garages across New York State, including New York City. A brief summary of each rule is outlined below.

    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. Click on the link below for additional details.

Periodic Condition Assessments of Parking Garages (New York State)

    Local Law 126 of 2021 requires owners of parking structures to hire a NYS licensed and registered Professional Engineer (PE) to inspect the structure at least once every six years and file a report with the DOB documenting the results of the inspection (in accordance with NYC Construction Codes §28-323, and RCNY §103-13). Any space for parking/storing motor vehicles, other than an unenclosed outdoor lot, 1- or 2-car garage, or auto service station or showroom, must undergo an assessment by a certified QPSI. Click on the link below for additional details.
  • AUGUST 1ST DEADLINE – A new Department of Buildings Rule (1 RCNY §103-16) requires owners of parking structures to have a one-time initial observation of the parking structure performed by August 1, 2024. This initial observation requirement applies to parking structures in Community Districts 8 through 12 in Manhattan, and all Community Districts in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx that are required by Article 323 of Title 28 of the NYC Administrative Code and 1 RCNY §103-13 to have periodic inspections performed by December 31, 2025 or December 31, 2027. Read full Service Notice posted by the NYC DOB.

Local Law 126 of 2021 Condition Assessments of Parking Garages

Our Principal, Chris Krepcio, PE, is a Qualified Parking Structure Inspector (QPSI), certified by the NYC DOB.



Parking Lots, Sidewalks & Plazas

Parking Garage Restoration, Sidewalk Vault RestorationMerritt 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: