Sika Provides a Rapid Decking Solution at Potteries Car Park

Sikafloor®-32 Pronto deck system provides a fast track solution for asphalt deck at Stoke on Trent shopping centre.

At the intu Potteries shopping centre in Stoke-on-Trent, the asphalt deck on the annex level of the car park was showing signs of ageing and weathering. With removal and replacement costly and time-consuming, Sikafloor®-32 Pronto deck system from Sika was laid directly onto the existing asphalt to create a watertight, non-slip deck whilst minimising waste and returning the car park to full use within the shortest time possible. With an annual footfall of over 12 million shoppers, intu Potteries is the largest shopping centre in Staffordshire and South Cheshire and one of the UK’s top 35 retail destinations. As part of a £20 million regeneration project by Intu Properties and main contractor Wates Construction, the site has been extended and remodelled to include seven restaurants and a nine screen cinema – attracting thousands more visitors and car park users every week. Following a successful trial to demonstrate its bond to the substrate, approximately 2,000m2 of Sikafloor®-32 Pronto was applied over the existing asphalt to provide a slip resistant and hard wearing waterproof surface. Utilising the fast setting properties of Sikafloor®-32 Pronto decking system also ensured works could be completed quickly, with minimal disruption and eliminating the need for material to go to landfill. Offering excellent mechanical and chemical resistance, Sikafloor®-32 Pronto has been fully tested to meet the highest crack bridging standards available on the market – including BS EN1062-7 Method B, which tests the complete system through 20,000 crack cycles up to 0.5mm @ -20 oc. This demonstrates the system’s ability to protect against water penetrating through the membrane and ensures the future integrity of the deck. With a comprehensive range of car park decking and full concrete repairs systems, Sika provides a variety of solutions designed to meet the harsh conditions that car parks are subject to, and provide durability, cost effectiveness and an excellent finish. Following the successful renovation of the intu Potteries annex roof top car park area, Sika and their specialist contracting partner, have delivered a bright, aesthetically appealing and safe car parking area.