Cement garage floor disintegrating, need repair tips

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Old 02-14-03, 09:23 AM
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Cement garage floor disintegrating, need repair tips

(I don't know if it is concrete or cement, so let's just call it cement)

Our cement garage floor had a few areas where the salt had eaten away the surface and left divots. Occasionally there would be loose chunks I'd have to remove.

Now that we've had salt infiltrate these areas, and since we've had several sub-zero temps, there is lots of crumbling and even an area about 1 square foot that has heaved about an inch. I fear this will not settle like asphalt since cement is not flexible.

I'd like to patch these bad spots and coat the whole garage floor with some sore of sealant. I assume I'd have to remove all loose cement, clean out the divots, fill with some sort of cement, then seal.

Could anyone recommend a good patching cement, and perhaps a good salt-resistant sealant? Also, a general procedure would help a lot. A sealant that has grit would be best since the floor is very slippery when wet.

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Old 02-14-03, 09:25 PM
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Hi,

First, just to clarify, cement is a material, and when you add water, stone, etc., you get concrete.

Now, about your floor, if you have salt infiltrated, it will be very hard to fix. Because salt modify the properties of the concrete, as you verified.

My advice: wait the spring. Then wash the floor (you can use pressure or steam, don't use chemicals). After this, remove all the loose pieces of concrete, and wash again, but carefully. Dry, and evaluate the situation, if the damaged areas are near 50%, and / or you have deep cracks, your best choice is a new floor.

If not, be sure that you removed all the salt. You will find at Home Depot (Or other hardware store), a "concrete", ready to use for patches. After this, I suggest a sealer like "Wet Look". It is a film forming sealer. Other is 'Crystal Seal"; a water based acrylic barrier.

Hope this helps,
 
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Old 02-15-03, 12:47 PM
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Patricia,

Thanks for the advice. The total of the bad areas is about 4 square feet, so I'll go with the patch and seal option.

I'd like to apply a coat of something that has texture, because the floor gets very slippery. What would you recommend, and when should it be applied? I have heard of epoxy-based finishes -- are these suitable?

-joe
 
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Old 02-19-03, 07:39 AM
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Hi,

Check this product

http://www.tricoat.com/pdf/w1_08_color_n_seal.pdf

Let us know if you are looking for something different

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Old 02-28-03, 02:35 PM
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to fill/seal the floor see: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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