Transform and Upgrade your garage floor

Garage Floor Repair

The garage is used not only for parking your car but also for storage, and remodeling as a shop with tools and machines, office space, or a gym.
In these cases, it needs a solid concrete foundation, polishing, and coating.
As a garage concrete contractor for your project, we usually assess the damage or the project scope first to determine the appropriate garage floor repair method.

Hairline Cracks

These are small cracks on the surface, usually around 1/32 of an inch. They can be straight or jugged, with no water oozing from them. The concrete also remains level with no rising or sinking.
Structurally, they have no threat to basement floors, but our garage concrete contractor recommends resurfacing the floor or covering the cracks with flooring made for below-grade installation.

Larger Cracks

These result from hairline cracks that are left for a long time without repair. We would cut/chase these cracks out and bond them with an polyurathane resin.  These cracks tend to go the full depth of the concrete. These would then be ground smooth and flush with the concrete.

Heaving or Sinking Slabs.

Cracks accompanied by heaving or sinking indicate a serious issue with the foundation or settling of the ground below. They can also be a place for water or gasses to seep through.
We usually recommend slab-jacking. In some cases an installation of a self levelling overlay can help with pooling as well. Cracks can be bonded and ground flush with concrete surface in most cases.

Garage Coating

Epoxy is a material layered over your garage floor that makes it resistant to stains, chemicals, and abrasion. It creates a smooth and glossy finish that is easy to clean and maintain. The variety of epoxy colours and styles allows you to customize how your garage floor looks. Polyaspartic top coat over flake that is broadcasted into epoxy is also an option. Urethane coating over the existing concrete as a seal coat is a very durable and economical solution as well.

Spalling or Flaking

This usually happens when the concrete has too much water or does not cure properly during installation. It occurs first in high-traffic areas and reduces the floor’s curb appeal but does not damage the structure.
When this happens, we advise clients not to try and hide it with paint as the floor will likely flake again. Instead, we recommend a concrete skim coat after loose material is removed.  This can then be diamond ground smooth and top coated to protect the repairs.

“My back entrance pad to my garage was badly damaged from renters who apparently used an axe to chip ice from the pad and broke the concrete surface in multiple places. GlossWorks did a superb job of resurfacing the pad. Extra work was required for damage inside the garage and ultimately a different approach was used to keep water from flowing into the garage (insufficient grade during initial construction.) Quoted price remained unchanged, and this price was a few hundred dollars lower than other quote. Would highly recommend GlossWorks”