Richfield Concrete Minneapolis St Paul MN

Should You Replace Your Garage Floor?

The truth is, the garage floor is one of the most neglected parts of the garage. The problem is that the garage floor is a victim of the harshest substances, including oils, salt, acids, and paints. Most garage floors are made of concrete, which is a semi-porous material and acts like a sponge absorbing small amounts of liquid material dropped or spilled on it.

The liquids that are spilled on the concrete floor permeate the surface and stay on the layer just below the surface. This is why you see so many stains on concrete floors that are next to impossible to eliminate. Worst of all, you may end up tracking those fluids into your home, soiling expensive flooring and carpeting.

Cracks And Other Damage To Your Concrete Garage Floor

The most common repair problems with concrete garage floors are cracks. Garage floors take a lot of abuse from very heavy objects like vehicles, boats, campers and tools that are dropped, causing chips and cracks. Concrete garage floors in the Twin Cities area of course are subjected to the harsh temperature changes found in Minnesota, which can cause cracks, bulging, and unevenness in your garage floor. Salt brought into your garage in the winter can actually eat holes in your garage floor.

If the cracks or other damage are minor and not very noticeable, you can temporarily fix the problem yourself with home mixed cement applied to the cracks. If you’ve come to this website, though, it probably means that your problem is not small hairline cracks in your concrete floor, but a more serious problem that requires a new concrete floor.

Replacing Your Concrete Garage Floor

The best solution for all of your garage floor problems is a complete replacement of the floor. Richfield Concrete has replaced garage floors all across the Minneapolis St. Paul Metro Area. The result is a smooth, clean garage floor any homeowner would be proud of. Here is the process that Richfield Concrete uses to replace existing garage floors.

  • Saw-cut the existing floor and remove.
  • Load all debris into a truck and take it for recycling.
  • Re-compact the sub-base or replace with new class 5 aggregate, if necessary
  • Install steel re-bar to reinforce the new concrete.
  • Order concrete, after careful measurements, and pour and level the floor.
  • Finish the new floor with bull floats and trowels.

After Our Work Is Done

The new concrete floor goes through a curing process that lasts about 7-10 days. You should be able to park on the new concrete garage floor after 7-10 days. Sealing your concrete garage floor is the absolute best way to keep your new floor looking good and makes it easy to clean in the future. Concrete is very porous and soaks up stains quickly. A professionally applied garage floor sealant will keep oil, paint and dirt or salt from car tires from permeating the cement floor.

Richfield Concrete – Creating New Floors for Twin Cities Garages

If your garage floor is a disaster area, it detracts from your use of the garage and actually lowers the value of your home. Imagine trying to sell a home with a horrible garage floor. It’s embarrassing, too, and will just keep getting worse over time. If you’re ready to get rid of your garage floor problems, once and for all, call Richfield Concrete for a free consultation and estimate. There’s no obligation and the estimate is free. Let us show you how our experience and expertise can give you a new garage floor quickly and economically.