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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.
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.
1/8-inch or wider cracks
These result from hairline cracks that are left for a long time without repair. While they pose no danger to the foundation, we usually seal them using concrete caulk.
Cracks with 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. This is where we inject polyurethane foam into the slabs through drilled holes. We can also conduct section replacement. This involves removing the slabs and replacing the soil below with more stable soil, like sand.
Garage epoxy 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. Epoxy will enhance its durability and appearance, making it a long-lasting investment for your home.
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 replacing the slabs or garage floor coating completely.