Mayor Robert Donchez, Senator Lisa Boscola and other dignitaries gather Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 for the dedication of a 626-spot garage in south Bethlehem. The garage at New and Third streets has been billed as jumpstarting redevelopment in that section of the South Side Business District. The $17.4 million is connected to a six-story office building under construction next to it. That office building will be home to offices for St. Luke’s University Health Network and Lehigh University. There will also be first-floor commercial space. Motorists can sign up for monthly parking passes for the garage. It costs $65 a spot. The parking authority leases 180 spots to the developer for his tenants.
Xypex is a unique chemical treatment for the waterproofing and protection of concrete. It is manufactured in the form of a dry powder compound, consisting of Portland cement, very fine treated silica sand and various active proprietary chemicals.
When mixed with water and applied as a cementitious coating, the active chemicals in Xypex cause a catalytic reaction that generates a non-soluble crystalline formation of dendritic fibres within the pores and capillary tracts of concrete. Therefore, the concrete becomes permanently sealed against the penetration of water or liquids from any direction, making Xypex suitable for waterproofing installations such as: