Residential Garage Flooring
For most of us, garages are pretty much an afterthought when we consider our homes. And until it’s time to make a major repair, we tend not to even think about them.
Nevertheless, the time comes when you need to make a change to the garage. And in most cases, residential garage flooring is most likely one of the most important things to change. Your garage floor does its job round the clock, taking a significant amount of traffic and load. And over time, it wears down.
From vehicles themselves to materials like chemicals and oil, garage floors take a lot of punishment. You also need to consider the fact that your garage floor is easily subject to extreme temperatures. All of this can cause massive damage to the surface of the floor - and in some cases, even go deeper.
It might take a while for you to spot repairs on your garage floor. However, you’ll eventually find these problems sooner or later. To make your work easier, here are a few signs you might want to look out for:
An increasing number of cracks
Finding cracks in your garage floor shouldn’t necessarily concern you. From natural shrinkage and expansion to the load your garage floor has to carry, it’s easy for it to get cracks. However, when these cracks get too much, you might have a problem.
As time goes on, these cracks get worse and become wider and deeper. At this point, a replacement is definitely necessary.
High levels of moisture
If you’ve not sealed your floor with weather stripping, then you might have an issue with moisture - whether from the weather or materials leaking on the floor. This moisture eventually causes the floor to expand, weakening its structure and wearing it down.
Once water starts to pool, you know you have an issue with uneven flooring and poor drainage. This could end up leading to issues like lifts, cracks, and even bad smell.
If you start to notice holes, dips, and bulges in your floor, then you could have a serious problem on your hands. There could be small, uneven parts or even an entire slab that has pretty much sunk.
Uneven flooring could be part of a much larger problem with the foundation under the floor. Whatever it is, be sure to examine that before you decide to get a replacement floor.
Finally, you should consider the effects of old age. If your garage floor has been in place for many years or you’re moving into a new house and aren’t sure about how long the floor has been in place, then you just as well might want to consider a replacement.
For a free garage makeover consultation with one of our experts or for more information about our garage floors, contact Potomac Garage Solutions today at (240)-650-2622.
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