Common Issues for Garage Flooring
There are many ways issues can form in garage flooring. Cracking, pitting and settling are the most common and can be easily repaired by a reputable concrete garage floor repair company.
Cracking and Pitting
Concrete is incredibly rigid, so cracks are bound to show up at some point. The flooring also expands and shrinks with the humidity of the garage and can crack during thaw cycles in the winter. These are the central causes of cracking.
However, if your flooring is only showing minor cracks and pitting, then repairing them is a fairly quick and simple process. OGI professionals can restore the flooring and prevent further damages with ease.
Contraction joints or control joints are another common cause of cracking. These joints are designed to guide cracks towards a preset path. As a result, the cracks do not spread to the rest of the slab. However, the joints can result in more frequent cracking on individual slabs.
More significant cracks (1/4 inch or larger) require grinding and filling prior to resurfacing and polyaspartic epoxy installation. This is a common process using a masonry wheel or a chisel and hammer. We can apply the crack filler and install a new polyaspartic epoxy coating to protect from future cracking.
If you notice any cracking, it is better to repair it sooner rather than later. Contact OGI for effective and affordable concrete repair services, so you can restore your flooring and prevent further damage.
Minor settling only needs self-leveling concrete, which is a quick repair. Major settling, however, can result in a full flooring replacement in some situations. Before planning a garage flooring replacement, always contact a reliable contractor. OGI offers a wide variety of services that may help you avoid spending excess funds on a full flooring replacement, so it is best to get a free quote from an in-home inspection.
Once you get quotes for repair and replacement services, compare the costs of each service. When repair pricing costs nearly as much as a replacement, it is best to get the full replacement.