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salt proof garage floor coating

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by GMC99, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. GMC99

    GMC99 Senior Member
    from 60188
    Messages: 753

    Anybody know of a product thats salt proof that can be painted or applied to a garage floor? Trucks get park inside and the salt is starting to take a toll on the concrete
     
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    how about a tarp instead
     
  3. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

     
  4. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    POR15,but it would be super expensive.
     
  5. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    floor etc.

    The only real answer is an epoxy paint but your floor will have to be ground/burnished and then a new coat of pour rock or high strength cement pour and skim coated on it.

    The less expensive option is heating the shop and washing the floor with VERY hot water then using an airport grade runway paint in several coats.


    There are also a lot of good floor paints but the issue is one of wear and more wear on the paint.

    leon
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2010
  6. shooterm

    shooterm Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 260

    I thought salt just accelerates the freeze thaw cycle, which accelrates bad concrete to have pox marks?
     
  7. rooferdave

    rooferdave Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    concrete "pox marks" which if we are on the same page is spalling, can be caused by cement that was not air entrained, this is usually about $70-90 extra per truckload and has to be requested in reality a full container of dishsoap to the load would do the job as well. All it does is allow air in the concrete to allow expansion with out popping the surface.

    and check this out, I am going to do this to my garage, one of my clients did it to his garage and it was really cool! Let me know what you think...http://ucoatit.com/ucoatitcart/default.aspx
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2010
  8. shooterm

    shooterm Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 260

    I was looking at the same product for my garage. I even got the old lady interested in it.
     
  9. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    I used the Epoxy Coat system. You must PREPARE the floor correctly or it will fail. Two years have gone by with no problems.
     
  10. tom5301

    tom5301 Member
    Messages: 58

    saltguard it is a sealer you put on the floor