Concrete Floors and Slabs

Concrete Floors and Slabs

Have you ever thought about your concrete floor? It’s so often used and yet rarely paid attention to. Those concrete floors and slabs undergo a lot and we abuse them constantly but never truly appreciate their importance. 

Concrete garage floors get beaten up with vehicles, excessive foot traffic, dirt, temperature fluctuations, a variety of contaminants, and more. It is important to realize that concrete basement floors protect your home from the earth beneath, weather abuse, as well as rodents and other pests.

New Vs. Repair for Concrete Floors and Slabs

Many times, that concrete that you’ve finally noticed can be repaired. However, there also comes a time when it simply needs to be replaced instead. How do you know the difference? 

The advantage of upgrades in technology and products is that in some cases, we can make repairs to concrete that would have needed to be replaced in the past. Not only are the materials better, but our knowledge is also improving. 

These advancements in technology can also tell you when a concrete floor should be fully replaced. Concrete floors that were poured in older homes built in the 1970s or before were typically poured much thinner. These thinner floors are called “rat slabs” as they said to protect homes from rodents. However, they are poor quality and do not protect a house against rodents or anything else. 

Many things can be repaired using a variety of repair solutions. The need to repair or replace heavily depends on how much repair would be required and if the repair is feasible. In general, if you need more than two inches of concrete to make your repairs, replacement would probably be the better choice. 

If for some reason the base of your concrete has been compromised, whether by erosion or other elements, you should consider replacement. Determine how much weight-bearing is needed, the extent and cost of the repairs, and any long-term goals you may have for the space when making this decision.  

We’re happy to take a look and make recommendations for your concrete floors and slabs in Massachusetts. 

Concrete Foundation Slab

A concrete foundation slab is the very base of your home or structure. The integrity of your home will rely on this slab. Without a steady foundation, you can run into a slew of issues. If you have concerns with your concrete foundation slab, be sure to have a professional company trained in this area view the slab for potential issues.  

Drycrete Waterproofing has a solid background in concrete foundation slab services. We are experts in this area and can advise on the best way to progress: wait and see what happens, repair the problem, or do a full replacement.

Basement Floor

It’s important that a basement floor be sound and sturdy. If it’s not structurally sound, the walls could begin to bow or buckle. 

If your concrete basement floor is not stable, we can help make necessary repairs. Drycrete Waterproofing can help with new construction basement floors and walls as well.

Garage Floor

Garage floors are subject to a lot of heavy lifting. Whether you use your garage to store your vehicles or you use it for lawn care equipment, it can certainly take a beating. 

As garage floors begin to wear down, there are things that you can do. You can also be proactive about making sure your garage floor is sound to begin with. Garage floors can be customized to meet your needs for size, structure, and more. 

Whether you need a brand-new garage floor, resurfacing, repairs, or even floor coatings, we can get you taken care of. Concrete makes a great choice for garage floors, thanks to its durability and low maintenance needs.

 

Benefits

Concrete offers many benefits when it is done right. It is a strong and durable material that can be long-lasting. However, it will be the most reliable when it is laid properly by a professional. 

Concrete can be used for a variety of solutions. Concrete floors and slabs are just one of many things that you can take advantage of. Some of the most appreciated benefits include the longevity, customization, and the low maintenance that is required once it is in place. 

You can use concrete floors and slabs for several types of projects. This includes foundation and foundation repairs, poured walls, home additions, basements, crawl spaces, slabs, and more.

Do It Yourself Vs Professional

You can certainly do some concrete work on your own. However, we recommend using a professional when it comes to anything foundation-related. Their expertise should give you peace of mind regarding your property’s stability. 

There are some of the things that you can appreciate when you use professional services for your concrete needs:

  • Product longevity
  • Quality of workmanship
  • A guarantee for the work
  • Added reinforcements/rebar
  • More affordable in the long-term
  • Experienced handlers
  • Efficiency

Let Drycrete Waterproofing Repair or Replace Your Concrete Floor or Slab

With more than 30 years of concrete and waterproofing experience, we can handle your concrete floor and slab needs. We offer a variety of services and solutions for whatever your needs might be. 

Give Drycrete Waterproofing a call to start making plans or get any questions answered.

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