Garage floors take a beating over time

Garage floors take a beating over time, and they often end up with stains or cracks. Rather than replacing it, there are a variety of ways to fix these issues. Cracks can be the result of the house settling, but there can also be structural issues that need to be corrected first. Stains occur for a variety of reasons, and choosing a floor covering may be the best option to control this issue. In all cases, it is best if the homeowner seeks professional assistance before making their decision on garage floor resurfacing.

When cracks are an issue, seeking a qualified professional to look into the reasons for these cracks will help determine the correct remedy. They may just be a part of the normal settling of the concrete slab, but there could be other reasons such as structural defects in the original slab. Experts have the tools and knowledge needed to assess the damage, and they will have a range of solutions available.

Cracks that are not the result of structure damage often require filling, and homeowners who are not familiar with adding new concrete to old should seek professional assistance before committing to a repair plan. New concrete that is added must bond to the original surface, or a new crack will reappear over time. Knowing how to ensure adhesion between the new and old concrete is important for longevity, and it will become an issue if not solved correctly the first time. Other than the cost difference, few people understand the difference between concrete resurfacing material and regular concrete. Hiring a professional to resurface a cracked floor is an investment that will pay off over time.

Stains are often an issue with garage floors, but this condition can be dealt with by adding an epoxy floor covering. The current garage floor must be prepared properly before application begins, and it is best to understand how the current stains and concrete will affect the finished product. The first step is emptying the garage completely to pressure wash it, and the homeowner must then assess how well the cleaning has done. If there are still stains, it is best to consult a professional in the flooring business before making any choices. While an epoxy covering will generally prevent most stains from bleeding through, it may not adhere properly when applied over them.

When a garage floor receives an epoxy coating, the reasons are to cover existing stains and seal the flooring from future stains. There are several layers that are applied, and each one has its own special needs. If any layer of the coating is not applied correctly, the top epoxy layer will not adhere properly, and it may come loose. Staining with badly applied epoxy coatings can also occur, and this defeats the original reason to resurface the floor.

There are many ways homeowners can add value and longevity to their home, and taking care of the garage floor is one of them. Resurfacing a cracked or stained floor can add years of life, and it will enhance the value of the property. Hiring a professional may appear to cost more, but it will save time and money in the long run.

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