Garage floors have a reputation for sinking. This is especially true of garages with poor or improper drain function. However, the snow, ice and rain that fall off of your car can also exacerbate the problem when it seeps down to the substrate state beneath your concrete floor. Water tends to run off to the sides of the garage which are already susceptible to soil settling. It is not uncommon for a garage floor to settle by several inches over the course of a few years. Large cracks are another common problem associated with soil settling. If your car shakes a little when you pull into your garage it may be a sign that your floor is not level.
Hidden Garage Floor Lifting & Leveling Issues
Sometimes cracks or slopping aren’t readily apparent. However, you can easily test for soil instability by tapping your floor with a hammer every 3 to 4 feet. A hollow sound means that there are gaps in the soil. Replacing the concrete slabs on your garage floor can be costly and time consuming. Likewise, replacement service providers may be quick to recommend a full garage floor replacement, which requires additional time and money. It is also likely that you won’t be able to use your garage for several days, which can be a huge inconvenience during certain times of year.
Our professional grade concrete garage floor lifting & leveling service can correct the problem by filling in any voids with a grout mixture that adheres to the underside of your concrete, bringing it back to grade level. The mixture is also resistant to the water and moisture that contribute to settling. No expensive concrete removal or replacement is required. In many cases, you’ll be able to use your garage again in a just a few hours.
Repair & Restoration of Concrete Garage Floors
In Utah, concrete garage floors can crack, shift, sink and buckle. Not only is this condition unsightly but it has the potential to cause a variety of other problems as well.
Lift Up Concrete provides a variety of comprehensive services including concrete repair for garage floors in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas. Our services are highly affordable and provide a practical, long-lasting solution to virtually any type of concrete cracking and sinking.
Concrete Garage Floor Cracking & Sinking
Many Utah homeowners experience problems with their garage floor slabs. The reasons for this are many and varied. However, poor underlying soil conditions are unfortunately common in our region. Our often harsh and varied weather challenges can further degrade underlying soil conditions, especially if you develop even tiny cracks in the concrete.
Concrete garage floors tend to degrade in spots rather than in a uniform manner. Areas of cracking or sinking become worse over time, potentially spreading to other areas and even leading to compromise in the structural elements of the home.
The sooner you can address these potentially serious problems, the better. The question for most homeowners is which concrete repair solution is right for them and their unique situation.
Leveling Concrete Garage Floors
If you have low spots in your garage floor, you might be tempted to try concrete resurfacing to make the slab level. However, this might not resolve the problem. In fact, surface leveling can push moisture off in other directions, even toward your home’s foundation. If you have cracks in the floor, moisture will find its way into the soil below.
Replacing a garage floor can be an overwhelming and expensive prospect, leaving you without the use of your garage for days.
One of the most affordable and effective ways to correct a cracked or sinking concrete garage slab is with mudjacking. Mudjacking brings your floor back to level, restoring integrity and stability. Even more important, this process addresses issues below grade, filling in gaps and improving the stability of the underlying soil. The work can be completed in just a couple of hours and you can resume using your garage the same day in most cases. This approach to garage floor repair costs a fraction of what concrete removal and replacement would, potentially saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Choosing a Utah Garage Floor Repair Contractor
In Ogden and throughout the Salt Lake City area, Lift Up Concrete is your locally owned and operated expert for concrete garage floor repair, lifting and leveling. Our extensive experience and commitment to excellence have helped us stand out in our industry. We take a highly customized approach, tailoring our services to the unique needs and objectives of every customer.
We offer no-cost consultations and cost estimates for residential and commercial customers throughout northern Utah. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about how we can help you with the repair of concrete garage floors.