As the winter months thankfully wind to a close, we can all reflect on some of the lessons learned this year about proper home maintenance. While many home owners are aware of the dangers of frozen downspouts and slippery driveways not treated with salt or sand, many more seem to underestimate the damage done to exposed concrete garage floors during the snowy season.
Your garage floor will have to endure excess water and salt exposure from snow-packed treads all winter. If you are not prepared, this can translate to serious wear and damage done to your concrete foundation and flooring. As a mild acid, salt lowers the pH in your concrete floor, increasing the floor’s pore size as the acid eats away at paste and aggregate. This lets more water, salt, and chemicals soak deeper into your concrete, cutting its lifespan way down. Even when more serious damages are avoided, the whole appearance of your garage will be tarnished by wet spots, dried salt stains, and spatters of brown slush if you don’t guard against these things. Read on for some salt-fighting tips by Global Garage!
Prevent salt damage with polyaspartic coatings.
Some home owners are not aware of the guarding powers of Global Garage’s patented polyaspartic coatings. For the uninitiated, they may feel that there is little they can do to guard against winter floor salt damage aside from throwing down a welcome mat and being a boot-wiping watch-dog.
Fortunately, there is a better solution!
Global Garage’s patented polyaspartic floor coatings can be installed year-round. This means we can save you from salt damages even if you have waited until the first snow fall of the year to take action. Our single-day installation process has been refined and standardized among Global Garage employees over the years, and is guaranteed to leave you with a custom-fitted polyaspartic floor coating that is perfectly matched to your unique space, and even matched to your tastes if you decide to explore a decorative option.
Easy clean-up with polyaspartic coatings.
Global Garage’s polyaspartic coatings are proven to be three times harder and more chemically resistant than conventional epoxy floor coatings. This means they will stand up to acidic salts and any hardcore cleaners you need to pull out after somebody tracks in dirty boots. Polyaspartic floor coatings are also slip-resistant, protecting you and your floors.
Aside from the durability and chemical resistance that makes them able to stand up to the most caustic of cleans, polyaspartic floor coatings do not get as dirty as other floors in the first place. Compared to porous concrete that clings onto dirt and salts, a smooth polyaspartic seal leaves no room or grime to accumulate. Wiping stains and salts off of this floor is as easy as wiping down a counter top.
If you run your garage as a more rugged workshop that keeps you too busy to clean often, you can opt for a chip flooring that will camouflage stains and messes to keep them out of sight and mind until you’re ready to clean them up.
Start fresh with polyaspartic coatings.
If your concrete has sucked up an unsightly amount of salt and filth over the years, the amount of effort required to clean it will be daunting. If you don’t plan on installing a floor coating after your cleaning, it can seem like wasted effort since dirt will build up again in weeks.
Rather than wasting your weekend and afternoon energy on a futile concrete cleaning, why not start fresh and never have to worry about salt damage again? Global Garage’s polyaspartic floor coatings can be lain right over your existing concrete floors, and will be custom-installed to accommodate your unique space.
Call us at 1-800-793-7898 today and let us take care of your unsightly and salt-stained garage floor. Reclaim your floors and rediscover your garage space with Global Garage experts today!