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Old 01-31-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
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Can i have a concrete floor poured over blacktopped garage floor? One car garage adjacent to enclosed back porch that has entry door into kitchen. Present garage floor is cracked and crumbling; dirt and debris are tracked into the house. What would be best recommendation? Would be hiring someone to do work.

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Have the cement contractor tear out the asphalt. If it's already crumbling and he has a bobcat, it shouldn't be any big deal. Do it right the first time.
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ok. Thanks. Is this an expensive process?
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Ayuh,... It's mostly Labor,... It'll depend on your area.... Probably not Cheap...
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Can i have a concrete floor poured over blacktopped garage floor? One car garage adjacent to enclosed back porch that has entry door into kitchen. Present garage floor is cracked and crumbling; dirt and debris are tracked into the house. What would be best recommendation? Would be hiring someone to do work.
Garage floors aren't generally blacktopped, originally. They would be concrete slabs that were topped with asphalt when the owner did the driveway. It's not a good idea to push concrete against the framing members of the garage. It promotes rot.
Try doing a small exploratory excavation in a corner to see what's there.
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Hey Ron,
Here in northern Ohio, many of the small, post WW2 houses were built with detached, shed-roofed garages. Many of these had blacktop originally installed. It was common job later on when the floors went bad to jack up the garages and pour a concrete slab with a curb. Back in the mid-seventies it was a 500.00 job. That was quite awhile ago.
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[quote=Ron6519;392629]Garage floors aren't generally blacktopped, originally. They would be concrete slabs that were topped with asphalt when the owner did the driveway.
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You should completely remove the decaying surface and be sure a proper vapor barrier is installed prior to pouring the slab. After a solid month of curing time, you could apply a sealer or decorative coating such as epoxy to make it look really nice.

I'm not sure the exact condition of the current surface, but if it's still relatively smooth, you can buy a snap together flooring product such as RaceDeck to cover it up and keep from tracking into your home.
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Thanks for everyone's suggestions. Once I get some estimates, I'll be back for your input.

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