Sealing A Wood Garage Floor - Flooring - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-11-2011, 06:53 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Sealing a Wood Garage Floor


I have an unusual garage floor. It is made of 2x6 planks, like a deck with no space between boards. There is a crawlspace underneath. The problem is that water from a wet or snowy car falls through the floorboards, creating moisture issues in the crawlspace. I need to either seal or cover the floor to make it waterproof, and I'm looking for suggestions. It's in good shape, despite being 30 years old, but it's dirty and oil-stained.

The only solution I have been able to think of would be to cover it with a subflooring material and then epoxy-coat that. Any better ideas much appreciated!

Advertisement

RockyRoads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2011, 07:24 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: British Columbia Canada
Posts: 460
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Sealing a Wood Garage Floor


My suggestion would be to cover the entire floor with tongue and groove plywood, prior to that I would create a grade to it so any liquid would be directed to a floor drain that could be installed. If it is only for moisture from a vehicle I might be tempted to drain into a 5 gallon plastic bucket and allow it to evaporate on its own, this would depend largely on where you live and just how much moisture you would be bringing into the garage. Once all of that was done I would cover it with an epoxy garage floor paint. Just a quick thought.

Advertisement

fixrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2011, 07:35 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 100
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Sealing a Wood Garage Floor


You can cover the entire floor with vinyl that comes in rolls. Here's an example. Better Life Technologies is the manufacturer.

http://www.mygaragestore.com/detail.aspx?ID=1211
__________________
Jack Olsen
The 12-Gauge Garage website
My Car
Jack Olsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2011, 07:38 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Sealing a Wood Garage Floor


Excellent thoughts, thanks!

I do live in a dry climate, so the 5-gal bucket would probably work. Or, it would be pretty easy to run a drain pipe to the outside, which I think is permissible where I live. What material would you use to create a grade under the plywood? Just shims?

Thanks again!
RockyRoads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2011, 07:43 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: British Columbia Canada
Posts: 460
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Sealing a Wood Garage Floor


you can buy shims that are composite and not wood, that would be my choice.

cheers
fixrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2011, 07:46 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: British Columbia Canada
Posts: 460
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Sealing a Wood Garage Floor


If you wanted to you could also determine the grade neccessary and cut long shims out of 2x4's. It depends on just how much of a slope you are going to put in your garage. Doors and benches and anything else in the garage might have contributing factors.

Advertisement

fixrite is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to fixrite For This Useful Post:
RockyRoads (01-12-2011)
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to raise a garage floor to match house floor jlgenz Building & Construction 4 09-05-2010 09:38 AM
engineer wood floor @ uneven Slab on grade gtimk4 Flooring 0 03-21-2010 07:29 PM
problem: Water on wood floor during refinishing HouseMgr Flooring 2 08-15-2009 10:19 PM
Carpet in the basement Packer Backer Flooring 16 11-04-2008 12:19 AM
Laying "new" wood floor next to sloping old floor troyce1 Flooring 25 10-16-2008 02:34 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts