Shaker North is a multi-story apartment complex located west of busy Shaker Square in Shaker Heights, Ohio. The apartment complex accommodates it’s tenants by utilizing the bottom two floors of the building as an indoor, heated parking garage. However, the garage was in dire need of structural concrete repairs. Western Specialty Contractors was able to provide the customer with immediate attention, even though the majority of work was done during Cleveland’s cold winter months.
The project required a considerable amount of concrete repairs. Approximately 60-70% of the deck was chipped out and replaced including both shallow depth and full depth repairs as well as repairs to structural beams and columns. Western took advantage of the large amount of concrete replacement by sloping the new concrete and adding new drain locations to achieve better drainage. Considering how much of the deck was being replaced, the project was completed in multiple phases to accommodate the tenants and keep the garage open during construction. Once the structural repairs were completed, Western installed a urethane traffic coating to protect the concrete deck.