If you are in the market for adding garage floor protection to your existing property, one of the best ways is with an underpinning garage floor coating. It can be applied to a limited area such as the underbelly or storage shed. This will create a highly protected surface that will protect your floor from oil stains and salt spray. What if you have to do this on concrete slabs? You will need to first remove the existing layer, which can be difficult due to cement present on the surface.
To do this, you need to first determine if the concrete slab can be removed. In most cases, it will be fairly easy to remove. To ensure that the job is done correctly, you can always hire someone who is experienced in removing concrete slabs. You may be able to remove it with a hammer & chisel. You must be careful not to damage concrete during the removal process.
Once you are certain that removing the slab is not an option, you can then consider putting in the new garage floor covering. In order to do this, you will need to cut out the shape that you have just made, which should be about six foot by six foot, or even smaller. You can use your electric stud finder to determine where you will install the new slab. It is best to anchor the slab to the garage floor. If you are anchoring it to a concrete slab, however, you might need to use something like Rebar to secure it properly.
After anchoring it down correctly, you will need the new underlayment to be placed on top of the slab. Remember to only install the amount of underlayment that the manufacturer recommends, as you do not want any concrete weight resting on the ground under the garage. It is important that the right underlayment is used for the type and concrete of your concrete. Most often, the right kind of underlayment is made to be used with different kinds of concrete, such as overhead and ground pools, liners, and more.
After you have completed the installation of the underlayment, it is time to pour the concrete. This will depend on the type of concrete you have. You can skip this step if the concrete has already been poured. Instead, you can just apply the underlayment to the concrete. If you’re doing it yourself, however, you will need to ensure that the concrete is dry before you move on.
When pouring concrete, you will notice some wrinkles. This is normal as concrete must be prepared before it can be poured. You can smooth the wrinkles out with fine grit sandpaper, or you can use a chemical stripper. Chemical strippers can be used to smoothen out deep wrinkles. Garage floors should not be unevenly coated as long you don’t use too many chemical strippers.
After you have finished concrete, you will need to place the underpinning on the garage floor. Installing concrete should be done properly. You will also want to take particular care to cut the extra concrete that protrudes from the edges of your underpinning. Cut it so that it fits exactly into the corners of your garage. This will make installation easier.
It is very simple to install an underpinning garage flooring. Follow the above instructions and you should be able complete the job in no time. There are many other materials you can use if you don’t want to use concrete. For example, you can install a carpet of some sort over the concrete. Carpeting can be used to insulate your garage from both cold and hot weather. This will allow you to reduce heating costs. There are also a number of mats available that are designed to do the same job, and are much cheaper than having to install a concrete slab.