Garage Floor Repair Process
Concrete is markedly rigid material, so it destined to crack eventually. It also tends to expand and shrink over time with the temperature and humidity. This is typically the central cause of garage floor cracking. Contraction joints are another common cause. However, these joints are designed to guide the cracks on a specific track. As a result, the cracks will not spread to the entire slab.
Once these cracks appear, it is best to treat them before they get any worse. Ohio Garage Interiors has the tools and capabilities to effectively repair the cracks in your garage flooring and protect it from future damage.
Recommended Materials for Garage Floor Repair
There are various options for repairing cracks in garage flooring. However, the most effective materials are polyurethane, polyurea and polyaspartic epoxy, an OGI specialty. Our polyaspartic epoxy contains a crack filling compound as well. After application, the materials will harden, becoming significantly stronger than the underlying concrete. This also creates an impermeable surface to prevent water and other materials from breaking through. Additionally, it is crucial to avoid water and latex based crack fillers, as they cannot be painted and eventually shrink.
Crack Repair Steps
First and foremost, we will chase the crack, which involves using a hammer and cold chisel to break loose edges or material within the crack. We then place the chisel in the crack and hit it with the hammer to break off the materials. The second step of crack repair is to clean out any debris and scrub the cracks with a wire brush. Our team of garage floor repair will work quickly and precisely to complete the repair before the materials begin to settle, while keeping an eye out for low spots.
Once we finish the repair, we will grind and sand the flooring until smooth. This will make applying polyaspartic epoxy coating to your flooring simpler and more effective. OGI polyaspartic epoxy will not only make your flooring look stylish, but it will also hide the repairs and protect from future cracking and other hazards.