January 31, 2018
PENETRON Helps Boost Nashville Library Parking Capacity
The city-owned downtown parking garage attached to Nashville's main public library completed a $10 million expansion in February 2018 that added 350 spaces. PENETRON ADMIX was specified as a waterproofing solution.
The parking garage expansion added two additional floors of parking on top of the public library’s previous four-level garage with over 1,000 parking slots. The top level of the garage will be outdoor parking. Managed by the Nashville Downtown Partnership, the garage serves library patrons, as well as the Renaissance Nashville Hotel and the adjacent CitySpace office building.
"There's employee growth in downtown Nashville, so there has to be parking growth," says Tom Turner, CEO of the Nashville Downtown Partnership, explaining how the population of downtown workers is poised for significant growth prompted the library garage expansion.
"The Nashville Public Library garage is completely exposed to the elements,” explains Christopher Chen, Director of The Penetron Group. “This new addition demanded a proven solution that would provide the durability needed to withstand the weather and the constant traffic.”
Added at the ready-mix plant, PENETRON ADMIX was used to treat all concrete used for the floor slabs and support structures of the garage. Approximately 1,500 cubic yards (1,150 m3) of concrete were treated to ensure an impermeable structure.