San Francisco International Airport
LATICRETE® is proud to be a part of America's great innovation and expertise as our nation continues to build with concrete.
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
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™. Its 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.
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
LATICRETE® Products Used:
- AQUAPEL PLUS™ on parking decks & exterior walkways
- Non-slip GRIP IT™ on sloped pedestrian walkways
- L&M CURE R™ throughout
Total cost: Approx. $3.5-billion
Opening: December 2000
Cargo/yr: 771,930 metric tons
Parking revenue/yr: $75-million
AQUAPEL PLUS™ treated area: 500,000 sq. ft.