What causes chipping and cracking?
Concrete is naturally rigid, so cracks and chips are bound to form at some point. In fact, Ohio’s uniquely harsh weather makes concrete flooring even more susceptible to cracking, chipping, and other forms of wear and tear. Over the course of the year, your flooring experiences, heat, humidity, thaw cycles, and road salt as well as traffic from residents, visitors, and vehicles. As a result, your flooring will gradually wear down over time without protection.
Control and contraction joints are also common causes of chips and cracks. The central purpose of these joints is to force cracks down a predetermined path, so they do not extend to the rest of the concrete slab. These joints can prevent extreme cracks from forming; however, they do increase the frequency at which smaller cracks form.
Issues like minor cracking are only surface-level issues, so they are quick and easy fixes. OGI contractors can repair these issues and install a top layer of polyaspartic epoxy to protect your flooring from further damage in the future.
Major cracks (1/4-inch or larger), however, need to be ground down and filled prior to performing resurfacing and polyaspartic epoxy installation. The typical crack repair process involves a hammer and cold chisel. Our contractors will also apply crack fillers and install polyaspartic epoxy to prevent more damages.
If you notice any cracking in your concrete flooring, it is best to repair it before it has a chance to get any worse. Contact OGI today to repair chipped concrete garage flooring with a reliable Ohio flooring company.
Minor and Major Settling
Minor settling requires only some self-leveling concrete to repair, so it is not too time-consuming or expensive. Major settling, however, can sometimes result in a complete flooring replacement. Always consult with a reputable contractor and receive quotes prior to scheduling a flooring replacement. OGI could potentially help you avoid a full replacement with our many garage floor repair services, so be sure to schedule on in-home inspection for a free quote!
Once you get quotes for repair and replacement services, compare the pricing. If repairs are roughly 3/4 of the cost of a replacement, it is typically best to just perform the replacement.