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Old 02-24-2014, 03:27 PM   #1
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Hello,

I am currently debating what to do with my garage concrete floor. It is in not the best shape I would think (not much experience). There are cracks, one spot where concrete heaved and one spot where the concrete settled down.

So far my idea is to patch the cracks and then painting it properly...

Any ideas or tips?

Thanks a lot !
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:40 PM   #2
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Filling the cracks is just going to crack again the next time it flexes again.

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How purdy do you want to make it?
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It doesn't have to be perfect, something that is an improvement to its look now...
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In that case tear it out and replace it,as it's in pretty rough shape.
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I don't think there's much worth saving there. Tear it out and start over, or just leave it as is. Otherwise you're just throwing good money after bad.
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From what i see, you definitely need to start over. If you have heaving and settlement, You should probably redo the drainage under the floor. the best bet would be to dig out at least 8" of the subgrade and replace with 2 lifts of crusher run stone. Rent a vibratory tamp and compact the stone as much as possible. Also make sure there is positive drainage away from the floor. If you have to, install drainage tile around the inside of the footer and either day light it or place a sump to get rid of the water. It might cast you more money but get a concrete contractor to pour and finish your floor. Ask for references and get several bids.

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