Durability requirements for substructures

Block pavements in underground car parks, on parking decks and driveways

Non-structural pavements can also be used to create paved parking areas directly on the ground in parking facilities or on parking decks, in underground car parks or on driveways, provided the structure can be supported on independent strip foundations or footings in the absence of pressing groundwater. This design is becoming increasingly popular because it eliminates the need for vehicle-accessed parking areas to comply with the demanding specifications of exposure class XD3 with “additional measure” according to footnote b) in Table 4.1 contained in [1]. Such non-structural pavements in...

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