Your garage floor can take quite the beating from daily use. If your concrete floors have developed cracks, we have a few solutions for you. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair of Houston is always looking for ways we can help our customers. We hope these instructions are useful to you.
How to Fill Small Cracks In Your Garage Floor
If you have a small crack in your floor, somewhere between ¼ inch to ½ an inch, you should be able to use these tips to fill it in.
1. Clean Out The Crack
Use a small wire brush and go over the crack. Rub back and forth to loosen any pieces of concrete that are about to break free. Sweep over the crack or vacuum it to pick up the dirt and debris.
You can use water to spot clean any grease or dirt that is around the crack. Since you are applying a compound, you are going to want the area to be very clean.
2. Undercut The Edges of The Crack
For this step, you’ll need a cold chisel and a hammer. A cold chisel is designed to keep the concrete from burring or mushrooming. You’ll use the hammer to hit the chisel into the concrete to cut around the edges of the crack. This will leave you with a better surface to hold the patch. Go back over the area with the vacuum just to be sure it is completely clean.
3. Paint The Surface With a Bonding Agent
You will need a paint brush and a bonding agent that is designed for concrete. Popular bonding agents include:
- Abocrete Epoxy Adhesive
- Quickrete High Strength Liquid Concrete Bonding Adhesive
- Top ‘N Bond Concrete Patcher
Apply the bonding agent the crack and allow it to completely dry.
4. Mix Up a Small Amount of Concrete
Only mix up a small amount of concrete at a time. If you are patching a small hole, fine gravel is ok. However, if you are patching a larger hole, you should use 1-inch gravel.
Since concrete mix is not reusable, you should measure out a small amount of mix. If you need to mix up a bit more to finish the job, you can do that easily.
Once the concrete is fully mixed, use a trowel to fill in the crack and smooth it over. Then allow the patched area to completely dry for at least 24 hours or per the instructions on the mix. Do not touch that section or park on top of it until it has fully cured.
Call Today For Help With Your Garage Door
The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair of Houston specializes in garage door repairs. While we can’t help you with your concrete floors, we can fix any make or model garage door. If something is not working properly on your system, give us a call and we’ll come out.
We look forward to helping you any way we can!