Minnesota Concrete Floor Coatings
A good way to renovate your garage is to add a protective floor coating to the concrete. It keeps a lot of damage at bay and makes your garage look polished. But once you roll open the garage door, you might be struck by the difference between your coated concrete and the faded look for your driveway. That contrast doesn’t have to stay. Here are four reasons to extend your garage’s protective seal down your driveway.
1. Extend your garage’s workspace to the driveway.
Garages are where we all store our cars and lawn equipment. It can also double as a workshop, a repair shop, and on-site storage. But if the storage part of your garage is edging out the rest of what you do in your garage, you need more space. Once you coat your driveway, you can park your car outside without worrying about oil stains or tire marks on the concrete. You can even tune up your lawn mower or oil bike chains on the driveway without worrying about permanent stains. Sometimes garages just aren’t big enough.
2. Add extra curb appeal to your property even when the garage door is shut.
Concrete gets dirty. It’s hard to notice day by day. But car exhaust from your idle car will start to build up on the driveway. Your tires will start to darken the surface. Dirt from windy days will embed into the crevices between your driveway slab and your visible foundation. But prospective buyers and tenants will see the grunge. A pressure washer can clear it away every year or so, but that won’t stop it from reappearing, and a pressure washer can’t remove everything.
So instead of trying to clean the concrete every year, you can get a polyurea coating applied once. It can prevent surface-level spalling and concrete damage. The chemical-resistant surface makes it easy to spray away stains. All of the reasons you might renovate your garage’s interior with a polyurea floor coating apply twice as much to your driveway because it’s visible all of the time.
3. Get your driveway repaired before severe damage sets in.
The first step to any professional polyurea flooring installation is repairs. Experts check for developing cracks, level the concrete, and pull out old chemical stains. Your driveway can develop a lot of wear from oil and gas stains over the years. The edges might also have problems from tree roots, impact damage, and outdoor storage.
Get all of that minor damage repaired before your driveway starts to break down. Then protect your investment with a polyaspartic coating that holds the concrete together against freezes, the heavy weight of your vehicles, and future chemical damage.
4. Don’t create a divide between your garage and your driveway.
Garage floor coatings aren’t just beautiful. They are designed to protect the underlying concrete from chemical and physical damage. But as soon as the coating ends, that protection ends. If you don’t extend that protection past your garage door, then the threshold can develop a lot of wear and tear.
The first foot of your driveway is susceptible to a lot of damage. Check your roof’s slope. If it slants downward to carry water off your roof and onto your driveway, the area right under the eaves is in danger. Gutter systems mitigate a lot of the damage, but occasional clogs and freezes can make the water cascade onto the concrete. This doesn’t just bring the force of the water. It can bring rust stains, organic discoloration, and chemical damage. A polyurea coating makes that potential damage slide away like the water.
Floor coatings aren’t just for interior floors. You can add a new finish to your driveway, your concrete walkways, and your decks. Wherever you want a long-lasting, damage-resistant floor, we can help. Contact us at PolyTek Surface Coatings here to get started.