Concrete Garage Slabs
A professionally installed concrete garage slab is an essential part of all garage construction. It can often be laid as the first stage of the operation, or be the last step. The weight of your vehicle or other heavy equipment must always be considered before choosing the right concrete garage slab to meet your requirements. A poorly installed slab, or one that is too shallow can easily suffer damage from the weight of your vehicle and develop cracks, or begin to crumble. Our concrete and cement contractors know everything that needs to be known about the successful installation of concrete garage slabs. Every project is delivered to provide excellent weight bearing capacity for any vehicle that it is likely to encounter.
How thick should a Concrete Garage Slab be?
For a garage that will house a standard family vehicle the concrete flooring should be an absolute minimum thickness of 4 inches. For larger and heavier vehicles you should consider a deeper base of perhaps 6 inches. During your initial free consultation we will always ask which vehicles or equipment is likely to be stored in your garage. This will enable our concrete contractors to provide the best advice on the correct thickness of your new concrete garage slab. A new slab that is not thick enough will be a bad investment. We have the knowledge to deliver the perfect garage flooring that will last a lifetime!
Will you add Rebar or Extra Strengthening?
We will always consider the stress likely to be incurred from the weight of your vehicles. In many cases no additional strengthening will be needed, concrete is a very strong substance on its own. If you are planning to park or store vehicles or equipment that are particularly heavy your garage slab can be made reinforced. Wire mesh or steel bars can add considerable extra strength to withstand even the heaviest of vehicles or trucks.
Concrete Garage Slab Repair
After many years all concrete can deteriorate or develop cracks, garages are no exception. Spilt oil or gasoline will also have a detrimental effect to your concrete. If your garage flooring is showing signs of wear and tear we will often be able to provide a full repair to extend its life. Cracked or crumbling concrete can often be restored to its former great condition to avoid a more costly replacement. Concrete garage slab repair will very often be the most economical decision!
All flooring has a workable lifespan, if your garage slab is particularly old a repair may no longer be a viable option. Replacement should be considered in this situation. We can break up and fully remove your old garage flooring and replace it with a brand new concrete garage slab. You can choose from the natural color of concrete, or a range of other colors. Stamped concrete can also be chosen to provide your garage with a stylish new look! Replacement or repair, we will always offer an honest opinion on which is best for you!