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Very Dirty, Damaged Two-Car Garage Concrete Floor Before Cleaning, Repairs, Resurfacing And Coating With High Performance Polyurea
Two-Car Garage Concrete Floor After Grinding And Repairs Before Joint Filling and Applying Colored Polyurea Coating

This project involves the cleaning, repair, resurfacing and coating of an old, beat-up and extremely dirty two-car garage floor of a home in Farmington Hills, Michigan.  In the photo above left, you can see the spalling, previous patchwork, oil stains, dirt and grime.  Above right is the same floor after grinding it clean and repairing the widespread damage.

Garage Concrete Floor During Repair And Before Installing New Polyurea Joint Filler
Old Garage Concrete Floor After Repairs And During Filling Of Control Joint

The original garage floor also had an unsightly asphalt-based fiber joint filler in the middle control joint.  We removed the old material (above left) and then coated the surrounding concrete with a clear sealer so that the excess new fill material (above right) could be easily shaved off of the concrete.

Two-Car Garage Concrete Floor With New, Gray Polyurea Coating
Two-Car Garage Concrete Floor After Making Repairs, Resurfacing And Applying New Gray Polyurea Coating

Above is the garage floor after resurfacing with a thin cement overlay and coating with gray polyurea.  Polyurea is a coating similar to epoxy, used for garage floors, but much stronger, more durable, long-lasting and UV- and dirt-resistant.  Unlike with epoxy, this garage floor won't need to be re-coated or redone in 3-4 years.

Closeup Of Dirty, Damaged Two-Car Garage Concrete Floor Before Grinding, Repairs, Installing Cement Overlay And Applying Colored Polyurea Coating
Two-Car Garage Concrete Floor After Installing New, Gray, High Performance Polyurea Coating

Polyurea also cures much more quickly than epoxy.  Instead of having to wait the traditional 72 hours for epoxy to cure and harden, this homeowner was able to start using their garage floor 12 hours after the final coating was applied.