Garage Floors And The Harsh Barrie Weather

Concrete is a durable material, but it is not immune to the effects of extreme temperatures and weather patterns. When subjected to harsh weather conditions, a garage floor can experience cracking, pitting, and other forms of deterioration that can weaken its structure and detract from its appearance.

During the winter months, extreme cold temperatures can cause concrete to contract, leading to cracking and other forms of damage. Additionally, snow, ice, and de-icing chemicals can penetrate the surface of the concrete and cause staining and discoloration. This can be particularly problematic for garage floors, which are often exposed to harsh weather conditions and high levels of traffic.

In the summer months, extreme heat can cause concrete to expand, leading to pitting, flaking, and other forms of damage. This can be exacerbated by high levels of humidity, which can lead to the formation of mold and mildew on the surface of the concrete. Additionally, rain and other forms of precipitation can penetrate the surface of the concrete and cause it to weaken over time.

Resurfacing a Garage Floor

Resurfacing a garage floor is a great way to breathe new life into a garage floor with pits, cracks and craters. Resurfacing is a great way to extend the life of your garage floor and can last around 10-15 years!

Can water come up through concrete garage floor?

Yes, especially through cracks in the slab. If there is significant rainfall water and moisture can travel up through the ground underneath your home. Because it’s hard to know exactly how much water is under a home at any given time, the water table absorption to the soil acts like a sponge, which then permeates through the porous concrete.

Do I need a vapour barrier in my garage floor?

A vapour barrier is a good idea because there is always some amount of water that will eventually get through concrete.

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