Protecting Your Garage Floor From Winter Salt Damage

by HGExpo.com on 02/03/2015 - 01:25 pm

Category: Garage/Basement/Storage

By Mike Padden

President and owner, EncoreGarage of Ohio

We all know what a number road salt and deicers can do on the roads, but what are they doing to your garage floors? There's not much you can do about the roadways, but your garage floor is a different story. Not only can you repair the damage done by street salt but you can also make sure your garage floors are protected from any further deterioration.

There are several options for garage floor protection. And, yes, even in Ohio where the harsh winters take their toll on just about everything, it is worth it to protect your garage floor from damage. It will not only improve the overall look of your home, but it also helps to keep the things stored in your garage clean. And, who knows, maybe since the floor is so nice, you'll want to start using the space for more than just a garage. We can do that for you, too.

Let's start with the problem and why it happens. Concrete and salt do not mix. No matter how hard you try to keep it out, road salt gets into your garage. You can hose down the garage floor regularly but you can't clear the floor completely. It's already on your car, shoes, and boots, and as the ice and snow melt off of your car, the salt sits on the concrete, seeps beneath the surface, and the acidity of the salt eats away at the concrete floor. It doesn't take long before the pitting, peeling, cracking, and flaking begin. You just can't keep up with the affects of Ohio winter road salt.

At Encore Garage, we get it. You're frustrated and we have the answer.

Our epoxy garage flooring system is a thick, seamless polymer composite that is permanently bonded to the concrete. The finish holds up to salt and anything else you or nature can throw at it. It looks brand new for years to come and is available in a variety of solid colors, finishes, and blends to offer an attractive and unique speckled or flaked appearance.

Our epoxy flooring system can be designed to match the look you're going for in your garage. You may decide that it looks so great you want to make the garage an extension of the living space of your home. We can help you design a total garage makeover complete with your new flooring, cabinets, and organizational systems specially designed to meet your storage needs. Why not maximize this space in your home like never before?

If you're garage floors are pitted, peeling, and cracked due to the harsh effects of road salt, give your floor a break with our environmentally safe, 100% solid, industrial-grade epoxy resin flooring. The surface won't fade or crack, and it retains its color and gloss regardless of impact from cars and equipment. Simply hose down the floor and wash away the salt and dirt. These harsh Ohio winters just got a little easier.

EncoreGarage Ohio is located at 1570 Akron Peninsula Rd., Suite 6, Akron, OH 44313. For more information on how EncoreGarage can help you transform your garage, call 330-899-4089.