Garage Floors

IMPORTANT

In winter months, de-icing salts that accumulate on your vehicle can melt off onto the concrete floor of your garage and cause spalling if new concrete is not sealed. Moisture and de-icing salts can also melt and travel towards your garage door, where it may freeze and thaw causing the upper layer of concrete by the garage door to pop up. Ensure proper sealing and drainage of moisture from your garage to avoid spalling, cracks and lifting.

It is common for some cracking to occur in a concrete garage slab floor. Builders may cut contraction joints into the slab to help control floor cracking. Hairline cracks on a garage floor slab do not prevent the floor slab from performing its function. Once the garage floor has fully cured, it is extremely important that you treat it with a concrete sealer to help protect it and prevent staining. Concrete paints and stains made specifically for concrete surfaces are available. It is also important to note that a painted or stained concrete floor may be somewhat slipperier than one that is not stained or painted.