If you’re looking for a home improvement project this season, check the health of your concrete garage floors and see if you can spot any impact damage, scratches, and stains. A garage floor is one of the most common features of the American home but is also the most neglected. According to the American Housing Survey, about 63% of occupied residential structures in the United States feature a garage, mostly housing heavy SUVs and vans that comprise 52.3% of the American vehicle market.
At National Concrete Coatings, our technicians are responsible for the well-being of thousands of garages in South Carolina and Boston. We help residents and homeowners prolong their structural investments by being the number one polyurea and epoxy floor coatings supplier in all our service areas, protecting bare concrete floors from mold, pollutants, and other destructive agents.
Below, our concrete experts will detail why garage floor maintenance is an often-neglected yet essential component of keeping a healthy home.
Better Cosmetics Translate to Higher Home Values
At National Concrete Coatings, we work with numerous property managers and real estate investors looking for cost-efficient ways to make their homes sell faster and for better prices. Homes with garage floors that look brand-new attract more people and generate higher bids in online marketplaces. Studies by the National Association of Realtors revealed that 94% of real estate agents advise their clients to remodel various areas of their homes before putting up pictures on the internet, which is a step you could skip with a well-maintained garage.
The concrete floor tiles in your garage are more susceptible to abrasions, moisture damage, and poor maintenance than any other part of your house. You subject them to oil leaks, brake fluid droplets, and other fluid discharges daily, which can be corrosive on unprotected surfaces. Since concrete is naturally porous, it will absorb any liquid you drop on it and crack under sudden impact from tools like wrenches and tire jacks.
If you want to maintain or improve your home’s value, invest in concrete garage floors maintenance. Your pets, car-loving friends, and work truck will thank you.
Periodic Maintenance Offers Better Protection
The United States is one of the most car-centric countries in the world, with a car ownership rate of over 91%. According to a Chamberlain Group study, over 55% of people use their garages as the primary entrance and exit point in their homes, making them busy areas that go through more foot and vehicle traffic than driveways and living rooms. Concrete garage floors with no polyurea or epoxy coatings tend to look worn out faster and require remodeling more often.
National Concrete Coatings technicians work with many business owners who want elegant showroom floors and loading bays that maintain their traction, no matter how many vehicles and workers pace through them. For new home buyers looking for ways to protect their long-term investment from structural damage, installing a polyurea or epoxy coating could be the most cost-efficient solution.
If wiper fluid or grease gets onto your unprotected floor, you would have to live with the stains for the rest of your life. Mold, algae, and moss can also grow on your garage floors, bringing in more moisture and causing structural damage. Periodic maintenance will help you nip these issues in the bud, which brings us to our next point.
Regular Maintenance Helps You Catch Issues Early
Preventative maintenance can help you catch problems with your garage floors early, so they don’t escalate into structural issues that could require thousands of dollars to repair. We serve many customers with undetected leaks from expansion joints, concrete cracking due to uneven soil displacement underneath the garage, and floors experiencing unexpected expansion from temperature changes.
In addition, mold and mildew spores are invisible before they create colonies. If you’re experiencing more allergic reactions inside your garage, you could have unseen fungal growths hiding under an old wheel. Fortunately, concrete coatings and professional maintenance prevent this from happening.
Our maintenance crew receives hundreds of repair requests from customers who clean their garage floors with harsh chemicals like ammonium nitrate, magnesium fluoride, or calcium chloride. Technicians with professional experience will know which cleaners and instruments to use so your garage floors will not become brittle or discolored over time.
Why Choose Us?
National Concrete Coatings is the leading concrete maintenance company in Boston and South Carolina. We are experts in protecting concrete garage floors, pool decks, and driveways from all forms of human, vehicular, and wildlife-caused damage.
Call us today at 833-452-4252 for a free consultation.