Gettysburg area garage gets much needed floor face-lift
Installed Location: Fairfax (Adams County), Pennsylvania
This Gettysburg area project came about due to numerous failings of the concrete floor. Some issues were cosmetic; others more functional.
- First, the garage floor’s apron (the concrete beyond the garage door) was breaking down in several places.
- Second, the floors porosity made the surface difficult to keep clean and soak in of fluids impossible to stop. An accident by the puppy dogs were not easy to clean up and masking odors trapped in the concrete was not easy.
- Third, the concrete’s metal stripped, control joint and floor’s cream layer were unsightly.
Our decorative chip, epoxy/polyaspartic urethane coatings were a great fix.
When Steve visited the home, he explained how our crews could remove the metal strip in the floor’s control joint (placed during the original pour to create the stress point for any cracking due to the curing process’ shrinking). After removal, they would fill the joint with an epoxy joint filler.
Steve used a hardness testing kit to determine the concrete surface was harder than it appeared. Our crews always ensure they properly prepare the floor’s surface, but knowing ahead that the concrete is harder than normal saves time by starting our mechanical diamond grinders with diamond impregnated tooling designed for harder concrete.
Coatings were no problem. Applied in our normal two days, one of our Mechanicsburg based crews was able to coat this garage floor just 13 days after visiting for the quote.