Date: May, 2015
Location: Broadway Loft Parking Garage, San Antonio, TX
Engineer: Bill Ciggelakis
Concrete has good vertical strength but poor horizontal strength. Because of this lack of horizontal strength, reinforcement with rebar or other methods is necessary. Sometimes, concrete reinforcement is not included in the original design or is forgotten during the pouring of the concrete. Under such circumstances, it is advisable that reinforcement be incorporated after the fact.
Metal pan concrete deck did not bond to Nelson Studs. We needed to develop a solution to deal with vertical deflection deck movement due to vehicle load traveling in aisles.
The large countersunk staples were used at 4 ft intervals to tie together concrete slabs. Carbon carbon grid was used for random cracking. Firefox cementitious overlay finished the restoration.