Complete Package to Protect Car Park Surfaces Unveiled
Flowcrete Middle East has launched the Car Park Protection Suite to provide car park developers and operators with a one-stop-shop solution for protective parking facility components such as floor screeds, coatings and vehicle safety accessories.
The comprehensive range of systems available from the Car Park Protection Suite streamlines the supply chain, as each element of the flooring project can be sourced from one provider, with one point of contact and under one manufacturer’s warranty.
Flowcrete Middle East’s Managing Director, Kevin Storey, said: “From the substrate to the speed bumps, the Car Park Protection Suite has been designed to fully protect all aspects of the structure in the face of the challenging operating conditions within busy parking facilities.
“Our ability to supply the full package of components makes the Car Park Protection Suite a more cost-effective solution than sourcing each part piecemeal. It even makes the purchasing process straight forward, as the customer will simply receive one combined quotation from a Flowcrete Middle East approved applicator.”
Starting from the bottom of the floor build-up, the Car Park Protection Suite is based on Isocrete HD K-Screed, a semi-dry, cementitious screed that incorporates proprietary additives to produce a high strength screed capable of withstanding the substantial weights that a fully loaded car park will exert upon the floor.
The flexible, solvent free, polyurethane Deckshield traffic coating systems provide seamless and colourful finishes for interior and exterior car park decks. Flowcrete has developed the Deckshield range to resist the movement of heavy vehicles, automotive chemicals, physical impacts, cleaning and natural elements that car park floors will be inevitably exposed to.
Thanks to an innovative, full polyurethane formulation these systems are incredibly hard wearing and long lasting when compared to alternative epoxy primer based systems. The Deckshield range has already proven itself at some of the region’s busiest car parks, including The Dubai Mall, The Beach @ JBR and Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall.
The chlorides, carbon dioxide and acidic gases that are generated by high levels of vehicular traffic can attack unprotected surfaces within a car park. To avoid this, the Car Park Protection Suite comes complete with Deckshield Concrecoat, an anti-carbonation paint that can be applied onto concrete, plaster, brick and asbestos cement to avoid deterioration. This vibrant, light-reflective system is also ideal for creating coloured zones that help visitors navigate around the site.
For the safety and protection of car park users, the protection package includes wall guards, corner guards, speed humps and wheel stops. Made from high quality, recycled, rubber-rich materials, the Deckshield Accessories avoid aggravating scuffs and scrapes for drivers when maneuvering around the facility. Incorporating speed humps helps to slow down light traffic and wheel stops aid drivers reversing into a space.
Deckshield traffic coatings, Concrecoat and Accessories were all utilised recently by Majid al-Futtaim’s (MAF) Mall of Emirates when its car parking facilities were upgraded as part an AED 1 billion refurbishment project. MAF specified these systems, as they would be able to maintain the critical aesthetic and functional properties required despite constant use by the location’s large number of visitors.
The Car Park Protection Suite has been developed with the Middle Eastern climate in mind. UV stability has been built into the fabric of the coatings and accessories to ensure that they can provide the necessary resistance to the harsh sunlight.
As an Emirates Green Building Council member, Flowcrete Middle East understands the importance of developing sustainable materials for the region’s construction industry. Environmental considerations were factored into the production of each element of the Car Park Protection Suite to assist architects and developers applying for Green Building credits.