The concrete floor in my garage has a fair bit of spalling and I'd like to
What I'd really like to do is simply find a liquid coating that I could pour
over the floor, let it level itself out and set.
I'm not having much luck finding anything like this on Google.
Is this something I can do? Any ideas on what products to use and what it
Floor is approximately 24'x32'.
You might want to check into those epoxy coating. The surface needs to
be clean (kit contains an etchant). It also has little colored
"flakes" that hide any irregularities. One car garage kit cost me $65.
Needed two. My floor was new, no oil, etc. Looks good, and is MUCH
easier to keep clean.
Frankly I can't think of anything I would recommend short of replacing
the floor. Most anything you can use is not going to hold up. If the base
is not stable it will not work under the conditions of the usual garage.
While I am a fan of good epoxy garage floor finishes, they are not going
to give the level smooth result you are looking for unless that spalling is
far less than I usually see and it will give way as the concrete under it
continues to spall.
The concrete is solid now... No more spalling, etc. is happening. No new
cracks in the last couple seasons. This is why I think it's time to do
something with it. It's not horrible, but I would like something a bit
You may have to venture into the world of industrial floor coatings.
There are specialty finishes for factory floors that suatain a lot of
forklift traffic and material handling gear. Besides Google , have a
look at the Thomas Register. The name Sonneborn Chemical or something
like that pops up in my memory of long forgotten projects. A typical
factory can't tolerate something like a flaky floor that would cut
into productivity and the bottom line, so you will probably find some
high performance stuff with an appropraite price tag, but still
cheaper than redoing the concrete. Good luck.
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