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A suggestion to HDB carpark washing bay

By SYF77 on 15 Sep 2011

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Like a Sunday morning ritual, I was heading to the washing bay at the multi-storey carpark next to my block to do my regular car wash. As I step closer to the water dispensing unit, I could feel that the ground was not even, as though there were pieces of stones on it. Looking down, I realized that the cement ground has disintegrated and debris was abundant.

Perhaps, the constant dampness of the washing bay has resulted in the above situation over the long run. In the part of the washing bay further away from the water dispensing unit, crack lines have formed on the ground, as though a mild earthquake has taken place. The toilets in most households are laid with ceramic tiles. Toilet is a place which is constant damp as well, and the tiles in my house’s toilet are not showing any signs of weakness after a good 20 years. Perhaps, HDB could consider laying the washing bay with ceramic tiles when designing future HDB multi-storey carparks.

For existing washing bays, perhaps the respective town councils could conduct regular inspections to ensure that they are in good condition, and perform the necessary maintenance work as and when required.

Crack lines in washing bay

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Ceramic tiles in toilet

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Kangadrool Sep 15 2011 11:52 AM
Ceramic tiles??? It will be a disaster!!!
Ilmw Sep 15 2011 12:00 PM
Your washing bay looks comparatively good! Mine is black black with algae and flooded to 2-3 cm high cos the drainage is choked.
Aaron_soh80 Sep 15 2011 12:25 PM
Wad is the issue?
Grix17 Sep 15 2011 12:29 PM
Tiles will be too slippery for wet tyres.
Watwheels Sep 15 2011 03:31 PM
He's suggesting to ppl that they shud use his toilet as the car washing bay lah.
Chrispie Sep 15 2011 04:59 PM
ceramic tiles will crack on the load for sure.
Expertz Sep 15 2011 10:16 PM
should cover with marble
ceramic tiles will crack upon heavy load, marble won't!
Melvyn Sep 16 2011 12:49 AM
Not a good idea at all. Well meaning and half-baked at best.
Ceramic tiles will not bear the load. The tiles in your bathroom do not experience 1000+ KG of weight on them that's why they can last 20 years. You need juz one car with a small rock stuck between the threads with an end pointing out to crack the tiles.
Or even just one slightly improperly laid tile to crack and in turn affect the rest.
Not to mention it'll be slippery.
Kangadrool Sep 16 2011 03:53 AM
These ceramic tiles are super slippery when wet. How I wish those ceramic tiles below my HDB block walkways are hacked to give way for full cement floor. Perhaps, you can take those tiles and lay at your carpark washing bay. laugh.gif
Ghostrider Sep 16 2011 11:07 AM
You dun shower with a 1 tonne weight resting on 4 points while in the toilet right ?
Razgriz Sep 16 2011 11:34 PM
Actually is the workmanship of the work being carried out, my place got no such issue wor.. But also the location is 1 impt factor, my place washing bay is at the exit/enterance of the carpark .. sigh
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