Parking Garage Expansion Joints
Typically when the traditional waterproofing method ( membrane waterproofing) fails, and the water is entering over the surface of expansion joints in the podium roof of an underground parking garage or other facilities located underground. The usual method of repair would assume clear away the soil from the outside of the affected area, replace the membrane. That would be costly, time-consuming, and significant area closure for the public, which means inconvenience.
Albatross Restoration has a unique solution. We can do waterproofing and repairs of expansion joints from the inside of the building (negative side waterproofing).
Our technology allows for negative-side injection. We use a specialized expansion joint application. The method proves itself as useful as a traditional method of waterproofing, except it is much more efficient and low-cost.
We perform a waterproofing procedure from the inside (negative side) by drilling holes in joints (injection ports) and injecting liquid material, which becomes an elastic rubber. The properties are amazing; it has excellent adhesive qualities that bind cracked concrete displacing any accumulated water, moreover, not allowing water to re-enter. Thus injection seals any crack in the waterproofing membrane, preventing hydraulic pocket accumulation and ahead of time stop leaks from recurring.