Garage concrete repair advise


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Old 04-02-18, 08:39 AM
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Garage concrete repair advise

A few years ago my garage floor started to flake and crack where it slopes down to our driveway. It seems to be in certain areas. I believe that it's due to the snow melt from our vehicles, it pools at the garage door, freezes and then melts.

I mixed some generic cement and filled it in, it last a winter or two but this year it is worse. I want to fix it the right way as it is getting deeper.

What can I do to correct this problem the proper way? What materials?

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Old 04-03-18, 11:21 AM
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Have you tried hydraulic cement?
 
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Old 04-03-18, 12:01 PM
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Unfortunately there really are no good, long term, patching materials.

They make some epoxy patching materials but winter freeze thaw and salt runoff are going to be tough to overcome.
 
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chip down to sound conc,, make certain the patch area is extremely clean, repair w/polymer-modified mtl from the apron/vest store,,, no epoxy rqd,,, fairly easy fix ,,, depending on what you buy ( we use cement-all), you may need some dark grey pigment avail from sher-w,s - use the wtr-bas'd latex colorant[,,, freeze/thaw won't be an issue
 
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Old 04-16-18, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by stadry
chip down to sound conc,, make certain the patch area is extremely clean, repair w/polymer-modified mtl from the apron/vest store,,, no epoxy rqd,,, fairly easy fix ,,, depending on what you buy ( we use cement-all), you may need some dark grey pigment avail from sher-w,s - use the wtr-bas'd latex colorant[,,, freeze/thaw won't be an issue
Hi, I think part of the problem that I had, or most of it, was that I did not properly treat the area by removing it, watering the area or cleaning it, and using cheap cement.

I want something that will hold up, are you saying that Cement All is a good product vs Epoxy resin?
 
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Old 04-16-18, 04:48 PM
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I have had very good success with a cement repair product called Top'n Bond.
It wont last forever but I have extended the life of several different concrete surfaces.
 
 

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