3 Signs That Your Concrete Garage Floor is Failing 

According to statistics, approximately 60% of all garages are constructed on soils that are considered to be expansive. As a result of this, the concrete flooring of the garage will – eventually – experience some degree of distress. When a concrete floor starts to settle, cracks and other issues may start to develop.

While concrete is a highly durable material, if exposed to the elements, extreme weights, and various substances – such as salt from iced roads and oils – it will wear down, over time. In this guide, we will share 3 signs that your concrete garage floor is failing. 

Sign #1: Uneven Appearance 

If you look over your concrete garage floor and you notice that it appears to be uneven, it is quite likely that you have an issue. This uneven appearance does not always originate in the floor, though. You may notice it on your exterior walls, or in the interior walls of the garage.

If you notice this issue, you should arrange for immediate repair. Failure to do so could result in highly significant and extremely expensive repairs. 

Sign #2: Misalignments with Windows and the Garage Door 

If you have failing concrete, you may not see the first signs in the concrete itself. Instead, you may discover the signs in the garage windows and even with the garage doors in terms of misalignment.

If it seems that your windows do not open or shut properly or that your garage door seems to be uneven and has issues shutting and opening properly, it could be a result of a damaged concrete garage floor.

If not resolved immediately, outdoor elements may make their way into your garage and make the situation much worse.

If you notice any type of misalignment, it is time to have your concrete repaired. If this is not dealt with immediately, you may find that the needed repairs worsen and become more expensive. 

Sign #3: Cracked Concrete 

One of the most apparent signs of a damaged concrete garage floor is the development of cracks. In most instances, this indicates that the soil directly underneath the floor is going through an expansion and contraction due to the weather.

Periods of heavy rains followed by dry periods are most likely the culprit. However, other situations may be the cause. Examples include excess moisture in the garage, exposure to high weights when storing the vehicle in the garage, and even improper installation. 

Concrete Repair Services

If you have any of the above-mentioned signs of a damaged concrete garage floor, it is time for assistance. We here at Concrete Coatings of the South have the tools, expertise, and availability to help you resolve the problem today.

In addition to standard concrete repair services, we also specialize in garage floor coatings – which will provide an immediate boost to the overall durability and longevity of your concrete garage floor.

If you would like to learn more about our services or would like to make an appointment for a free, no-obligation quote, contact us immediately by calling: 706-249-4131

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