Is your garage an afterthought? Is it where failed DIY projects, old lawn equipment, and holiday decor go to die a dusty death?
Many of us don’t consider the garage to be a living space of the home, but it could be so much more than a graveyard of castoffs.
Take advantage of the square footage, and put your garage to better use starting from the ground up! Having a clean garage floor that is crack and pit free will make you want to spend more time in your garage. Not only will it look stunning, it will feel welcoming! Below we highlight the top three reasons to install a garage coating.
Salt damage is not only hard on the eyes, but is one of the main reasons homeowners need to replace their garage floor. Anyone who has had to replace a garage floor can tell you how insanely expensive it is. Those of luckily enough not to have a garage floor replaced should know the going rate in Iowa is roughly $5 a square foot to remove concrete from the old garage floor and $5 a square to pour a new garage floor. Yikes!
In order to protect your garage from pitting it is wise to install a salt resistant polyurea garage coating. Polyurea garage coatings are also 98% more flexible than typical epoxy garage floor coatings. This flexibility is key during the summer to winter freeze and thaw cycles when the ground and concrete are freezing. Polyurea garage coatings, being as flexible as they are, expand and contract with the concrete leaving the surface strong and intact in order to protect your floor.
Surface cracks are among the most common damage to garage floors. Temperature changes affect the stability and integrity of your garage slab. If temperatures drop below freezing this winter, your concrete flooring can begin to expand and contract, creating unsightly cracks on the surface that, in most cases, is minor and can be sealed for future performance.
Avoid Unsightly Stains
A polyurea/polyaspartic garage coating is more chemically resistant to a much wider range of chemicals than epoxy surfaces. This is due to their densely cross-linked chemistry. From Salt, Oil, Gas, and Grease, to Acids, Skydrol, Hydroxides, polyaspartic concrete coatings will stand the test of time. Polyaspartics are also 100% UV stable which will ensure the apron of your garage will not yellow over time.