Common Issues for Garage Floor Concrete | Garage Floor Replacement
Cracking and Pitting
Garage flooring concrete is naturally rigid, so cracks are inevitable for any bare concrete floor. Concrete will also expand and shrink with humidity and experience thaw cycles during the winter months. These are two leading causes of cracking in concrete flooring.
Minor cracking is only a surface level issue, so repairing it is a quick and simple process. OGI’s team of garage floor replacement contractors can repair any cracking and protect your flooring from any further damage.
Contraction and control joints are another common cause of cracking. These joints exist to lead cracks down a preset path, so they do not cause cracking across the entire concrete floor. However, they do cause more frequent cracking on individual slab sections of the flooring.
If you notice any major cracks that are 1/4-inch or larger, the repair process is a bit more involved. OGI will need to grind and fill these cracks prior to performing the garage floor replacement and installation polyaspartic epoxy. We will chase these cracks with a cold chisel and hammer or masonry wheel, so we can apply the crack fillers and install the polyaspartic epoxy effectively and prevent any further damage.
When you start noticing cracks and pitting in your garage flooring, it is best to repair it sooner rather than later. Contact OGI today to start planning your garage floor replacement.
Minor and Major Settling
In cases of minor settling, we can correct this issue with a quick application of self-leveling concrete. Major settling, however, can result in a full garage floor replacement. If you think you might need to replace your flooring, always contact a contractor and ask for a quote before committing to a service.
OGI offers a wide variety of garage flooring repair services, so you may be able to avoid a full replacement. We also offer free quotes with every in-home inspection.
Once you get quotes for both of these procedures, compare the pricing. If the repairs are nearly the same price as a replacement, it is best to go with the replacement procedure.