Fall has arrived! Within the next few months, winter’s weather will grace us with its presence. As the temperature drops, many homeowners dread sprinting to their cars to avoid the rain and cold. Or worse, having to wake up early to brush heavy snow off their vehicles. A garage offers our vehicles refuge from various weather elements. It allows us to step into our vehicles, warm and dry. Whether you use your garage space to park cars, maintain storage, or tackle home projects, garage floors are susceptible to some wear and tear over time. At Stouffville Mobile Redimix, we provide onsite concrete pouring solutions and can bring your garage floors up to date.
Signs your garage needs an update
There are multiple signs which indicate that your garage floor is in need of a facelift. You may encounter abrasions, discolouration/stains, cracks, crazing, or sloped surface. Some homeowners choose to patch up minor issues themselves. However, a DIY job may not be a long-term solution. Issues requiring a replacement include a crack or fracture measured at half an inch to inch wide. A crack less than half an inch could be repaired, but it is advisable to keep a close eye on the area as it may worsen over time. Sunken concrete creates an uneven surface. As the foundation settles, slab leveling requires replacement. Accumulated aesthetic issues such as crazing, discoloration, or minor abrasions are not worth repairing. You are better off replacing the entire slab and maintaining it regularly. Commercial parking garages experience the same wear and tear on a much larger scale and should be addressed immediately, as safety is the number one priority. The optimal solution is to call on the concrete pouring professionals here at Stouffville Mobile Redimix.
Listed below are the leading causes as to why a commercial or residential garage floor may experience abrasions, discolouration/stains, cracks, crazing, or sloped surface.
- Enduring the weight of a parked vehicle or multiple vehicles
- Regular foot traffic, example: busy households utilizing their garage as an entrance to the home, or a commercial shopping mall with frequent visitors
- exposure to materials such as winter salt, chemicals, or liquids
- temperature fluctuations (freeze-thaw cycle)
- the settling of the earth underneath the slab
- improper installation or using a low-quality concrete
- water damage
When to replace
You may be asking when the best time to replace your garage floors is? Well, procrastination does not make the problem go away. In fact, the longer you wait, the worse an issue can get. As the saying goes, “there is no time like the present.” When you have encountered any of the problems mentioned in the above paragraphs, that should immediately prompt you to get in touch with the concrete pouring professionals here at Stouffville Mobile Redimix. At SMR, we suggest maintaining your garage space regularly and scheduling your garage floor replacement this fall season. Therefore, come winter, your garage will be up to date and ready to provide refuge.
At Stouffville Mobile Redimix, we provide onsite concrete pouring solutions for both residential and commercial properties. Contact us today and update your garage floors this fall!