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Old 03-02-2021, 04:07 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a Lakes Region concrete floor leveling contractor? My garage floor is a bit uneven and water dripping off our vehicles tends to slowly flow to the outside walls where it pools. So, I would like to have the surface leveled. Are there any contractors in this area that do this kind of work?
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Old 03-02-2021, 04:15 PM   #2
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Can anyone recommend a Lakes Region concrete floor leveling contractor? My garage floor is a bit uneven and water dripping off our vehicles tends to slowly flow to the outside walls where it pools. So, I would like to have the surface leveled. Are there any contractors in this area that do this kind of work?
It’s really a big challenge these days to find a contractor who’s on the level.
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How far out of level is it?

I had a garage floor epoxied and it is about an inch thick. It is not the paint with flakes that you can buy at Lowes, it is a real professional job that took several days to complete.

I was thinking they could vary the thickness of the coating to affect the pitch of your floor.
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Can anyone recommend a Lakes Region concrete floor leveling contractor? My garage floor is a bit uneven and water dripping off our vehicles tends to slowly flow to the outside walls where it pools. So, I would like to have the surface leveled. Are there any contractors in this area that do this kind of work?
Ha ha ha ha ha, this is a very sore subject with me.
I have a large one car garage where you can fit two small cars, have been looking for someone to do the same.

Estimates range between 1500 to $6000. $1500 was a no show, rest are out of their minds. I am not going to pay someone that much money for pouring Levelastic
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Contractors are busy now, they will lower their price once the economy slows. I will wait. Good Luck, let me know if you find someone that will not gouge you.

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How far out of level is it?

I had a garage floor epoxied and it is about an inch thick. It is not the paint with flakes that you can buy at Lowes, it is a real professional job that took several days to complete.

I was thinking they could vary the thickness of the coating to affect the pitch of your floor.
It is not like they are working several full days. They pour the stuff, which would take 2 to 3 hours then wait several days for it to dry for the second application.
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How far out of level is it?

I had a garage floor epoxied and it is about an inch thick. It is not the paint with flakes that you can buy at Lowes, it is a real professional job that took several days to complete.

I was thinking they could vary the thickness of the coating to affect the pitch of your floor.
Yeah, that's the kind of job I have in mind. My floor is not out of level by much, probably at most 1/4" or so, but enough that water runs around and pools up. Any contractors around here who do epoxy floor-leveling jobs?
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How far out of level is it?

I had a garage floor epoxied and it is about an inch thick. It is not the paint with flakes that you can buy at Lowes, it is a real professional job that took several days to complete.

I was thinking they could vary the thickness of the coating to affect the pitch of your floor.
That looks awesome! Almost too good to drive a car on.
I never knew anyone that put it on that thick? I had a floor done many years ago and it was only 1/8" to a 1/4" thick.
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Where do you want dripping/snowmelt from cars to go? Normally the concrete would be placed with a pitch either toward the door or toward one or more drains, if any.
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It is not like they are working several full days. They pour the stuff, which would take 2 to 3 hours then wait several days for it to dry for the second application.
Sorry, but no. Especially if you have a larger garage. The one in the picture is 24 X 36. The epoxy people put in a lot of time at my garage. I wanted something really nice because there is a special car going in there and I wanted a show quality floor. They did that. It might be a little bit of a waste of money, but oh well..................There are no luggage racks on a hearse!

The floor people have to degrease the floor and then etch the floor. Once the concrete is clean, they profile the garage floor by exposing the pores in the surface of the concrete for the epoxy to flow into and achieve a good bond.

Dust and temperature are issues. Most epoxy paint coatings can be applied in temperatures from 55 to 90 degrees, with temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees ideal. The epoxy kits come in 1½ gallon components – 1 gallon Part A resin to ½ gallon Part B hardener.

Depending on which epoxy coating system you are installing, the first coat will be a primer coat or the color base coat. There is approximately a 40 minute working window during ideal conditions.

There is a window of 10 to 24 hours before applying the second coat. This is based on ideal temperatures.

I used Hard Surface solutions. They did good work and I found them because of work they did for John Getty, Gettyshine.

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Sorry, but no. Especially if you have a larger garage. The one in the picture is 24 X 36. The epoxy people put in a lot of time at my garage. I wanted something really nice because there is a special car going in there and I wanted a show quality floor. They did that. It might be a little bit of a waste of money, but oh well..................There are no luggage racks on a hearse!

The floor people have to degrease the floor and then etch the floor. Once the concrete is clean, they profile the garage floor by exposing the pores in the surface of the concrete for the epoxy to flow into and achieve a good bond.

Dust and temperature are issues. Most epoxy paint coatings can be applied in temperatures from 55 to 90 degrees, with temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees ideal. The epoxy kits come in 1½ gallon components – 1 gallon Part A resin to ½ gallon Part B hardener.

Depending on which epoxy coating system you are installing, the first coat will be a primer coat or the color base coat. There is approximately a 40 minute working window during ideal conditions.

There is a window of 10 to 24 hours before applying the second coat. This is based on ideal temperatures.

I used Hard Surface solutions. They did good work and I found them because of work they did for John Getty, Gettyshine.

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Do you mind sharing what that cost? I'm looking to have my garage floor done, and it's one thing I might be willing to invest in.

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Where do you want dripping/snowmelt from cars to go? Normally the concrete would be placed with a pitch either toward the door or toward one or more drains, if any.
There's no drain, so I would like a slight pitch toward the doors.
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Not at all They charged $5,400 but keep in mind that is a 24 X 36 garage. A standard 2 car garage is 24 X 24 should be less.

They also dealt with the transition between the garage floor, under the door, and the pavement outside. They installed some material that looks like hot top that gave it a nice level edge and a finished look.
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Not at all They charged $5,400 but keep in mind that is a 24 X 36 garage. A standard 2 car garage is 24 X 24 should be less.

They also dealt with the transition between the garage floor, under the door, and the pavement outside. They installed some material that looks like hot top that gave it a nice level edge and a finished look.
Awesome, thanks. It looks great!

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Not at all They charged $5,400 but keep in mind that is a 24 X 36 garage. A standard 2 car garage is 24 X 24 should be less.

They also dealt with the transition between the garage floor, under the door, and the pavement outside. They installed some material that looks like hot top that gave it a nice level edge and a finished look.
If you could, please let us know the actual hours they spent working in your garage. By the way, it does look nice.
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I want to know what car is deserving of that beautiful floor?
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My father had a yellow '16 Camaro convertible that I've always felt was the perfect combination of performance, neoclassic style, and contemporary luxuries. I could have inherited it, but having only two garage stalls meant that I'd have to keep my 4Runner outside—not a super-huge deal, but enough of an issue, added to the dirtiness from my wife's using the other side, to reduce my interest (I'd already done it once with a Ford Escape and Mustang convertible).

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Well...............Since you asked!
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Love these cars—it's cool to see personal styles/passions.

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That is HOT HOT HOT
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That is HOT HOT HOT
It's an economy car. I bought it for the rated gas mileage: 29 Highway.

(Now if I could keep my foot out of it I might get that some day! 0 to 60 2.8 seconds is more fun!)
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