Garage Floor Cracks


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Old 08-31-14, 03:21 PM
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Garage Floor Cracks

Hello, just wondering the best way to go about patching the cracks in my garage floor.
Can i use patching cement even where there are deep holes or do i need to use something else
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Those are some good size cracks. Is the garage attached? What year was the garage built? The reason I ask is to determine if there are footings under the slab or not. Are there any other signs of shifting in the garage or the house?
 
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Old 09-02-14, 05:51 AM
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hello, yes the garage is attached and i believe it was built in the 80s. what would be signs of the house or the garage shifting?
 
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Other signs would be cracks in the drywall or doors & windows not closing properly. Those cracks are way to big for a 1980s house. Wait for stadry or Brodgeman to answer. They should have more info. Either way, you have to chop out all the loose pieces before you attempt to fill the gaps.
 
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Old 09-02-14, 09:33 AM
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The extent and size of the cracks are indicative of improper subgrade and/or subbase preparation, along with possibly lacking control joints. Meaning the slab is settling and shifting, possibly to the extent that any patching of the cracks (regardless of what product is used) will not be permanent. Removal and proper replacement of the entire slab would be my choice for making things right.
 
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Old 09-02-14, 05:11 PM
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Bridgeman is correct, no permanent fix short of relaying the cement will work. However, periodic repair will help and is easy to do. I use TOP and BOND for a similar situation. It last about 4 years befog I need to do it again. A lot depends on how you use your garage. If it's just to park the car and do work and looks are not important then patch it.
 
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short of replacing the conc, the cracks will likely reflect up thru whatever you put on top,,, no idea of crk sizes as i didn't see anything w/which to compare dimensions,,, you might seal the cracks & that would be acceptable - as to why, its, at best, a guess w/o more info
 
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are you going to add any pictures OR have you left the country ? IF you do, suggest you include a ruler, yardstick, of coffee cup so we'uns can get a rough idea of dimensions,,, thank you

while you're at it, pls include a brief written description of the color ' blue '
 
 

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