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May 18, 2015

Concrete Paving

Photo from WACA
Concrete was picked over asphalt for the 5-acre parking lot.

Marysville Ford

Location: Marysville

Owner/developer: Marysville Ford

Team: Perlo Construction, general contractor; Mildren Design Group, architect; T.M. Rippey Consulting Engineers, structural engineer; Smokey Point Concrete, concrete contractor and ready-mix supplier

Concrete was used throughout the new Marysville Ford dealership for tilt-up walls, polished floors in service bays, the stained and polished entryway in the customer service area, the detail shop with inside car wash and exterior drive-thru car wash, upper mezzanine deck office and expansive parking lot.

For the 5-acre parking lot, the owner wanted performance and durability, low lifetime maintenance, a clean and bright appearance, and versatility.

The lot was originally designed to be paved in asphalt, but the owner chose concrete after discussions with Smokey Point Concrete.

Concrete was picked for its resistance to temperatures, its increasing strength as it ages, and its lack of annual sealing, patching or periodic resurfacing. It also is cooler in the summer for customers and workers.

Smokey Point Concrete used the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s Design Assistance Program to help it build the parking lot. This program addresses key considerations such as traffic conditions, vehicle weight, pavement strength and thickness, subgrades and joint spacing.

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