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    Dear friends,

    Like many of you I have a garage floor that is pitted due to the ice and salt we have in the north east.
    The salt is not only bad on the vehicles but over time it can ruin your garage floor.

    So 5 years ago I decided I was going to fix the problem but sadly the labor intensive and costly solution didn't last.
    I removed all the loose debris, washed with hose, acid washed and proceded to apply concrete repare mix all as instructed.
    Then after 15 days of good weather I painted the floor with a nice hard epoxy.

    Well ... here 5 years later, the epoxy is peeling, the concrete repair is lifting and I don't know what to do.
    It is not horrible but after spending so much time and energy it is frustrating to see the decay again.
    I hate a dusty and dirty garage.

    Any ideas to properly fix this? Maybe I should just pave it with something else.

    Serenity Now!!!
    It is a shame when people demanding tolerance, have no tolerance

  • #2
    That sucks. I've had similar experiences twice. I think you should break out the old and give to me as fill for my yard and have a new pad poured.
    Society is screwed. Enjoy!

    best to make it soft and wet before making a harder pass.

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    • #3
      I am affraid I might have to do that. I don't understand why they don't sell something like a super thick and hard epoxy that even if not bonded perfectly is going to stay
      put like a carpet and keep the floor clean and waterproofed.
      I love those garages with the clean shiny epoxy floors where the tires squeak. WE know concrete doesn't like ice and salt.
      It is a shame when people demanding tolerance, have no tolerance

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      • #4
        Did you wet concrete before applying patch?
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        • #5
          My old neighbor always said you can't put concrete on concrete. Sounds like it might be true.
          "I see Nuthhink..... I know nuthink!!!!!"

          I still have problems.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by usmcveteran View Post
            Did you wet concrete before applying patch?
            yes. I follow the rules by the book. I think it is just weakened even after washing and acid washing and all that crap.
            It is a shame when people demanding tolerance, have no tolerance

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LibertyOrDeath View Post
              My old neighbor always said you can't put concrete on concrete. Sounds like it might be true.
              I used concrete repair mix. I am suspecting now it is a scam. lol
              It is a shame when people demanding tolerance, have no tolerance

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              • #8
                Could you do just an epoxy finish without the concrete repair? Could you put the epoxy down thick enough to fill the pits and voids and still get a smooth finish?
                Old enough to know better, still too young to care

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                • #9
                  Don't they make pour on epoxy for concrete that fills voids and levels everything out? Probably would need to tear out any prior repairs that aren't holding up though.
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                  • #10
                    Seems like a good write up. Did you grind floor before making original repairs? I think the suggestion for polymer modified concrete followed by epoxy coat might be what you need to do to repair this.

                    http://allgaragefloors.com/repair-pi...lled-concrete/
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                    • #11
                      Yep I did all that but I think the cement repair mix they sold me at the home depot was a good one.
                      It is a shame when people demanding tolerance, have no tolerance

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                      • #12
                        the paint peeling makes me think that possibly moisture is coming up through concrete

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                        • #13
                          No it is not moisture from below. It is from the snow and ice above. I guess the treatment didn't seal it properly or bonded too well
                          and that is why is lifting. The time it took is what hurts the most.
                          It is a shame when people demanding tolerance, have no tolerance

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                          • #14
                            I suppose we'll never know... good luck.

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                            • #15
                              Why not resurface entire thing? http://www.familyhandyman.com/masonr...floor/view-all
                              www.AvidArms.com I'm STIHL out of conditioner!!
                              Finally joined the ranks of broke homeowner
                              Am I short stroking or going to fast?

                              I know he has a bush

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