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Is It Time? How to Know When You Need a Garage Floor Makeover

GREEN THUMB LOCAL
February 1, 2022

Many people tend to neglect the floor when upgrading their garage. Since the garage is one of the house’s main entry points and is a popular storage area, the floor can deteriorate over time.

Let’s talk about how to identify when it’s time for your garage floor makeover.

A cracked floor

A cracked garage floor doesn’t look very appealing. More importantly, it can be hazardous. The cracks can damage tires or perforate stored items. Because of their instability, these cracks can even lead to accidents and injuries.

Cracks typically appear on concrete floors and are caused by the so-called “freeze-thaw” cycle. During the cold winter months, the floor freezes, and then it thaws once it becomes warmer. This process causes the concrete to expand and shrink, which results in cracks.

Several early signs can point to cracks. If the floor is flaking, crumbling, or peeling, consider upgrading or sealing it as soon as possible to avoid further damage.

An uneven floor

Old garage floors can become uneven after some time. One of the main culprits behind this is improper installation. If the surface beneath the floor wasn’t adequately clean during installation, the floor could change form after a while.

Moreover, the concrete may be too thin. Concrete that isn’t thick enough becomes unstable, looks worn out, and tends to sink under the constant household traffic.

The garage floor becoming uneven could be a consequence of improper reinforcement. The concrete should contain a rebar or a wire mesh that keeps everything in place and prevent cracking.

If your floor is sinking, the most likely cause is inadequate drainage. Water buildup under the garage could cause severe structural damage to the floor and the entire house. If you notice excessive water around your garage, don’t hesitate. We recommend that you take care of it as soon as possible to prevent further damage and harm to your household and visitors.

An old floor

Vehicles, heavy tools, landscaping equipment, and storage units take a toll on your garage floor. Besides holding heavy items, garage floors encounter chemicals and oils that damage their surface structure. Like any other section of your home, the garage floor doesn’t last forever. Therefore, your will need to replace the floor after some time.

On average, garage floors last about 20 to 25 years. If your floor is older than that, you should replace it.

An unattractive floor

The garage floor undergoes significant wear and tear, impacting its physical appearance. Stains, tire tracks, and spills often make the floor look unappealing. These deep-set stains also mean that you can’t properly clean the floor.

Even without any signs of significant or visible physical damage, you can give your garage floor an upgrade. After all, having an aesthetically-pleasing floor will make the time you spend in the garage much more enjoyable.

Contact the pros for your garage floor makeover

While there are many DIY kits for upgrading the garage floor, it’s best to leave it to professionals. Redoing garage floors requires high levels of expertise and skill and is often very challenging. Experienced teams will inspect your garage floor, recommend the best option, and do the job efficiently and quickly. Call your local professional today. 

Quick Response Garage Floor Coating offers epoxy, flake, solid, stain, and specialty flooring options to Phoenix Valley residential and commercial clients. Call us today for a free estimate at (602) 428-8626.

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