How to Repair Cracks in Your Garage (or any Concrete) Floor
Whether you’re looking to paint or epoxy your floor, or are just looking to extend the life of the concrete slab on which you park your vehicle, repairing the cracks and chips in the floor is simple and effective. How do you repair the cracks in your garage floor? Learn how from Blue Sky Builders.
This procedure is actually quite simple—taking less than 2 hours and costing very little.
- Wire brush
- Shop Vac to vacuum dust from cleaning
- Caulking gun (for caulk tubes)
- Scrub brush
- Safety glasses
Step 1: Clean the crack with a wire brush or diamond grinder, sweeping away debris or vacuuming the crack.
Step 2: Use a chisel and hammer to break away deteriorating edges, creating either an inverted-V shape or vertical edges. Clean again.
After cleaning the crack, there are a variety of choices for filling the crack.
Depending on the size of the crack, you could use a product applied by caulk gun, like QUIKRETE concrete repair or QUIKRETE Polyurethane Concrete Crack Sealant for small cracks, quart-sized QUIKRETE Concrete crack seal for larger cracks, or powder-based mixes for cracks even larger.
Depending on your choice of repair, the following videos can walk you through the next steps.
Repair Crack Using Pre-Mixed Sealant
Repair Crack Using Mortar Material
Do You Need More Than Floor Repair?
If this winter has been bad to more than just your garage floors, Blue Sky Builders is here to help. Specializing in custom garage building throughout the Chicagoland area, we offer many more services for homeowners:
- Garage Repairs
- Garage Door Replacement
- Siding and Roofing
- Doors and Windows
- Much more.
Contact Blue Sky Builders for more information on getting your garage in shape for summer.