San Francisco International Airport

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San Francisco International Airport Parking Facility
Project: San Francisco International Airport
Location: San Francisco, California
Architect: Skidmore, Owens & Merrill
Contractor: Tutor-Saliba Corp. in joint venture with Perini Corp. and Buckley & Co.
Distributor: Level Supply Company, Ken Brostko, salesperson
L&M Products Used In Project:
  • Aquapel Plus on parking decks & exterior walkways.
  • Non-slip Grip It on sloped pedestrian walkways.
  • L&M Cure R throughout
  • Statistics:

    Total cost: Approx. $3.5-billion
    Opening: December 9th, 2000
    Employees: 34,000
    Cargo/yr: 771,930 metric tons
    Passengers/yr: 40-million
    Parking revenue/yr: $75-million
    Aquapel treated area: 500,000 sq. ft.

    Objective:

    To treat the elevated parking decks and exterior walkways with a premium water repellent. Aquapel Plus was used because of its easy application, deep penetration and long-lasting protection against salt laden ocean breezes and subsequent corrosion due to chloride ion contamination. Aquapel Plus is water based, odorless and an environmental-friendly product that has been proven safe to use

    Execution:

    Even tough this structure is located in a temperate climate, ocean breezes bring along recordable levels of chloride ion in the form of mists from the sea. Aquapel Plus provides long-lasting protection of the concrete reinforcing steel through an effective chloride ion screen that can be relied upon with a properly installed coat of Aquapel Plus. Aquapel Plus' active ingredients are new generation silane/siloxane molecular blended water repellents which provide deep penetration along with excellent surface perimeter protection from water and chloride ion penetration without film formation.