The tower is located next to a busy street, and because of this, membranes could not be used.

The Project
The Atlas is the tallest residential tower in downtown Oakland, California. It comes under the umbrella of Carmel Properties’ portfolio of high-end residences. It houses 633 residential units and 17,350 square feet of retail space. 

The Challenge
The tower is located next to a busy street, and because of this, membranes could not be used. In addition, the structural design of the elevator pits and vaults made the use of membranes impossible. The lower level of the parking structure is approximately 6 feet below the water table. 

The Solution
Hycrete’s warranted System W was used in the elevator pits, eliminating the need for membranes. The walls of the elevator pits were located at the bottom of the multi-story shear walls for the building core. System W was also used in the utility vault as the structure was located next to the street. Using Hycrete’s System W simplified design and sped up the construction timeline. 

The Result
The structure has been dry and only required minimal warranty repair for the elevator pit. The waterproofing problems were successfully mitigated and no further repair has been needed. 

Hycrete’s warranted System W was used in the elevator pits, eliminating the need for membranes.

 

The Atlas luxury apartment building is the tallest residential tower in downtown Oakland, California.

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Project Fast Facts

Location:
Oakland, California

Application:
Utility Vaults and Elevator Pits

Owner:
Carmel Partners

General Contractor:
Carmel Partners

Concrete Contractor:
Conco

Ready Mix Provider:
Cemex

Spring 2022 Back Issue

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Waterproofing Agricultural Buildings
Protecting the Niagara Falls Pedestrian Deck

Hycrete Waterproofs Luxury Residential Tower
Integral Waterproofing With Crystalline Admixtures
Protecting Parking Deck Systems

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Waterproofing Agricultural Buildings
By Vanessa Salvia
Farming is a low-profit, high-cost endeavor, so in many cases the farmers are thinking about where they can save money in the short term. But eventually, when agricultural buildings are left to the elements with no protection, they fail.

Protecting the Niagara Falls Pedestrian Deck
The Niagara Falls pedestrian deck and bridge is surely one of the wettest spots to be. The decking is removed each year and resealed with Thompson’s WaterSeal products to make them last. 

Hycrete Waterproofs Luxury Residential Tower
The Atlas is the tallest residential tower in downtown Oakland, California. The tower is located next to a busy street, and because of this, membranes could not be used. Hycrete’s System W solved the problem.

Integral Waterproofing With Crystalline Admixtures
By Vanessa Salvia
Integral waterproofing protects concrete from within, and extends the lifespan of the concrete.  Crystalline admixtures are absorbed into the concrete in the mix and then diffuse into it to form a chemical barrier that prevents water intrusion into the concrete and heals cracks that do form.

Protecting Parking Deck Systems
By Amir Hassan, MSc, PE, PEng
Parking systems are open-to-the-elements structures that need precautions because they are costly to build, repair, and replace. To have a durable deck, water management is vital. 

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