Dundee City Council's Gellatly Street multi-storey car
park in the centre of city has recently been refurbishment by USL
The 460 space 9 level car park is situated close to the cities
museum, art gallery and market is therefore a very popular and safe
place for visitors and people who work nearby. The council
identified the need to maintain the structure in its current user
friendly condition stating, "We want to be sure that continues to
be the case and by renewing the structural waterproofing and where
necessary repairing the concrete it will continue to be one of our
most popular multi storey car parks for many years to come."
Following a competitive tender process, USL StructureCare were
awarded the contract which initially involved surface preparation
works to remove the existing coating. Localised concrete repairs
were then carried out to defective deck areas using Nucem
On completion of all repair works, USL StructureCare applied
Masterseal Traffic 2205 coating system (formerly Conideck) to the
upper decks. Masterseal Traffic 2205 is a liquid-applied, crack
bridging car par deck waterproofing system based on advanced
polymeric materials. It consists of an epoxy substrate primer, a
spray applied elastomeric polyurethane/polyuria hybrid
waterproofing membrane. A touch hard wearing polyurethane wear coat
and choice of topcoats. The seamless coating has and attractive,
skid resistant, UV and weather resistant finish which is easy to
clean and maintain and resistant to fuels, battery acid, de-icing
salts and alkaline cleaners.
Masterseal coating systems 2257/2260 were applied to 7 No.
internal levels incorporating M860 membrane to day-work joints to
provide a robust, durable and long term protective wearing surface,
which will continue to protect the reinforced concrete structure
for many years.