Is Your Garage Floor in Need of Repair?
Your garage is an integral part of your home where you store your cars, motorcycles, bicycles, tools, toys, sports equipment and many other things. Not all garages are build to last, however, and even the most structurally sound garages can be in need of repair at one point or another. What do you do when you notice cracks or missing concrete pieces?
Most of the time, it isn’t necessary to completely replace your garage floor when you see cracks, missing pieces of concrete slab, or chipped bits. Instead you can repair your garage floor, which helps you save money while still providing you with a garage floor that can withstand the day-to-day pressure from vehicles and storage boxes.
Evaluate Your Concrete
Is your concrete more than twenty or twenty-five years old? If you concrete has been around for twenty or twenty-five years then it may be time to completely replace the concrete. Is your concrete sinking further into the ground? If your concrete slab garage interior is sinking, then you need to replace the areas where the concrete is sinking. If you do not have these kinds of problems, repairing the concrete floor can be your best option.
Review Repair Options
As you look at different repair options for chipped, sinking, and cracked concrete flooring, you will find that two options are better than the others: garage floor resurfacing and epoxy garage floor coating or a combination of the two.
Garage Floor Resurfacing
Resurfacing a garage floor involves filling in deep holes within the concrete and filling in all of the cracks that appear. Using resurfacer, professionals can help restore the concrete flooring by creating a smooth, solid and strong floor. Resurfacing also increases the value of the home by ensuring that the holes and cracks in the concrete will not grow and damage the structural integrity of the garage or even the home.
Epoxy Garage Floor Coating
Using epoxy as a garage floor coating is the best choice when it comes to sealing and protecting garage floors from damage whether that damage is environmental, pressure-based or wear-and-tear based. Epoxy is naturally durable and is much stronger than other coatings. Epoxy also is an excellent design choice because it can take a lackluster garage floor and add a shine to the floor. Epoxy can also come in various colors to help create a more stylish aesthetic in the garage, which is perfect for everyday decor and for using the garage as a place to host parties. The epoxy finish will dry hard and will protect your garage as well hide existing imperfections in the floor including small cracks. Combined with a complete resurfacing of the garage, your garage floor can look brand new.
Trust a Professional
It may be tempting to take on the garage floor as a do-it-yourself project but hiring a professional is often the best choice when it comes to safety and convenience. Epoxy is difficult to apply correctly and may dry incorrectly, which would result in jagged edges and raised bumps in the concrete. Using a professional can give you peace of mind that your garage floor is going to look great and be protected from future damage.
My garage was so cluttered and a total mess, I was always embarrassed to have the door open! Not anymore!! Floorguard® helped me design a perfect system for my family, it’s amazing!! Now I keep my garage door open for all to see, it’s organized, and absolutely beautiful!!!
- Pam Orland Park, IL
Really Pleased! Our garage needed some major help – not only was it a mess but the floor was just ugly with all the stains and such. I will agree with the reviewer below – do not go with the cheap imitators! Floorguard not only has a great product, but their installers and service is well worth any extra cost, which is minimal anyway. Our neighbors have commented on how good our garage looks and we’ve recommended them to Floorguard without hesitation.
The garage looks so good! A+ company on every level. Wish I had another garage to resurface!
My neighbor had a floor done by another company that was new to the industry, boy were they sorry. I went with the experts, Floorguard did an incredible job!!
- Tom T., Orland Park
When it comes to adding value to your business, you can’t go wrong with the superior technology and materials from Floorguard
- Jenny P.
Covering our old, gray garage floor was a great aesthetic and functional improvement. This project requires 2 days: first day preparing the surface (major job requiring right equipment), putting down first coating and sprinkling the flakes. This requires about 4 hours. After this dries, they come back next day and apply the topcoat. They notified us when they would start the work and arrived as promised. They worked diligently, completed the work efficiently, left the work areas and our driveway clean. The owner Steve is a great guy to deal with.
- Bob H.
It was a pleasure dealing with the company’s owner Steve Chaloult. When we called him to give us an estimate, he arranged to come within a few days. We have a very large two car garage. His estimate was a bit more than the first company we called but he seemed very well prepared in showing us samples and very knowledgeable about his product and we just liked him. For personal reasons , we had to delay installation for about a month and he could not be more accommodating. we finally we able to have it done this past week and it was worth the wait. The garage floor is just beautiful and I never would have thought I would say that about a garage floor! We also had the lower walls around the floor done and very glad we did. At one time we were thinking we could do this ourselves using a kit. WHAT were we thinking? This is a job for a professional and we are so glad we used Steve.
- Moira J.
The owner Steve Chaloult was easy to work with and he’s very good at what he does. I highly recommend Floorguard as your contractor if you’re wanting to have a garage floor finished with a durable epoxy like colored finish. Floorguard came when they said they would and cleaned up after they were finished. Floorguard also installs garage storage cabinets.
- Andrew A.
Very responsive, good communicator. Was on time and did a top quality job. Very happy with the outcome.
- Anonymous Homeowner
Great eexperience. Quick and dependable service. High quality. Fair cost.
- John H.