If you have noticed cracks forming in your concrete floor, you’re probably wondering how on earth you can fix them. Garages and driveways often form various cracks over time and knowing how to repair concrete floors is something that every homeowner should take the time to learn. So, in this article we’re going to teach you exactly what products are best used for repairing cracks and how to use them.
Why Concrete Cracks Occur
Due to the fact that concrete does not stretch or bend, it is unable to expand or shrink without cracking. The most common influences that leads to concrete cracking is excess moisture, water and the temperature. On the bright side, these cracks are usually cosmetic in nature, which means they do not affect the overall structure of the floor and can be repaired quite easily.
Preparing the Floor
Before you apply a sealer, you need to prep the concrete floor for application. Most sealants need a clean and dry surface to cure properly. So, you need to make sure that the floor is as clean as possible. Remove any debris from the surface of the floor before applying your sealant.
Repairing your Floor
Choosing which sealant to fill in the cracks can be a difficult decision when you don’t know what to look for. You need a waterproof product, which is why we recommend WT1, which uses advanced waterproof technology to repair and seal concrete cracks. This product is incredibly easy to use. You can apply it straight from the container, which makes it convenient for home-users and professionals alike.
Advantages of WT1
WT1 acts as the perfect replacement for bitumen based roof membranes. Its unique formulation consists of a powerful union between polyurethane and polymer. WT1 is 100% waterproof and refuses to shrink or crack, which makes it the ideal product for sealing and fixing cracks in concrete garage floors and driveways etc. If you do need to use WT1 outside, it works equally as well. It has an extremely high tolerance for weather fluctuations and can withstand serious temperatures as well as heavy rain and ice etc.
If you have a few cracks in your garage floor and you would rather use a fast solution to tackle the problem, then CT1 is your ideal option. CT1 is water and chemical resistant. It is often used to repair boat and roof leaks since it is able to work underwater and in wet conditions. So, if you find that you are unable to keep the concrete floor surface completely dry before applying sealant, you can always turn to CT1 to provide the solution without requiring a dry surface to operate. CT1 is also fungal resistant, which makes it ideal for rooms that tend to experience a lot of dampness and excess moisture such as the bathroom.
When it comes to concrete cracks in your garage floor, driveway or balcony etc. C-TEC has the solution!