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.
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.
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.
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.