Common garage floor issues
Issues with your garage flooring can appear in many different ways. Here are a few common issues to look out for:
Cracking and Pitting
Cracking and pitting are the most common issues that appear on a garage floor’s concrete surface. However, if the cracks and pits are minor, repairing them is relatively simple. OGI can repair these issues quickly and protect your garage flooring from future damages.
Concrete is an incredibly rigid material, so it will eventually crack regardless of how often you use your garage. It also expands and shrinks with the temperature and humidity in your garage. This is a central cause of cracking.
Contraction joints are another typical cause. These joints guide the cracks down a specific track, so the cracks will not extend to the entire concrete slab. However, these joints can also cause cracking to happen more frequently.
Any cracks larger than 1/4-inch need to be ground and filled prior to resurfacing. This can be performed with a masonry wheel or a chisel and hammer. OGI flooring experts will apply the concrete filler and resurface your flooring with a high-strength polyaspartic epoxy coating.
Once you notice cracking, it is best to treat the issue before it gets worse. Ohio Garage Interiors is capable of effectively repairing the cracks and pitting in your garage flooring and provide protection from future damage.
Fixing minor settling simply requires the application of self-leveling concrete to the settled areas. This is an easy task for OGI contractors, so we can repair your flooring with a quick turnaround.
In the case of major settling, a full flooring replacement may be necessary. However, you should always consult with a reputable contractor before committing to a serious procedure. OGI has options that can help you avoid the costs of a full replacement, so don’t be afraid to schedule an in-home inspection for a free quote.
Once you have a quote for both repair and replacement services, compare the pricing. If the repair pricing is close to the full replacement pricing, you will get more value out of a replacement.