78 JANUARY 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM
BY STEPHANIE MARIE CHIZIK
PHOTOS COURTESY MCGILL RESTORATION
Driving Rehab on
eing condemned isn't exactly what
you'd want associated with a building
listed proudly on the National Register
of Historic Places. According to McGill
Restoration, that's the colorful past that
the parking garage attached to the J. L.
Brandeis & Sons Building had in Omaha,
e building, once a department store
downtown, had been converted into a mixed
condo and commercial use building. And the parking garage
attached to it needed a similar overhaul to stay up to code.
With rusted steel and patched concrete, condemnation number
two — a real concern — would have been a travesty. McGill
Restoration was called in to save the day!
A lthough parking garages might not conjure up thoughts of
exciting upgrades to the average Joe, as a new marble tile
or colorful paint job might, for McGill Restoration, parking
garages have become a bit of a specialty. ey have, therefore,
become the local experts.
"In Omaha, there are not a lot of companies like McGill that
can do all of the repairs; we have the equipment, experience
to get all of these types of work done," said James Bouckaert,
estimator for McGill Restoration. "We have an all-round kind of
company that can do anything for the structure." On this eight-
story parking garage project, the rehab entailed concrete repair,
coating removal, and coating of all concrete surfaces — think
floors, walls, columns, and ceilings. It would be coated concrete
as far as the eye could see.
PARKING STRUCTURE EPOXY CONCRETE