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Winterizing Your Concrete Patio Floor

With winter just around the corner, you’ll need to ensure your home is able to withstand the elements brought about by the season. This is especially important for your patio floors; if they’re not properly protected, the water can seep through its pores and develop cracks when they expand. 

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Luckily, this can be avoided with the right type of floor coating. Let garage floor epoxy specialist Guardian Garage Floors help you out with our polyaspartic coating options.

Why Concrete Needs to Be Winterized

After the first snowfall, you’ll likely shovel the snow completely off your patio or just enough to clear a path. But as the sun comes out and melts away the snow, the water that’s left behind slowly seeps down into the pores of your concrete. When the temperature drops again overnight, the same water freezes and expands, which can cause cracks, pitting, spalling and further damage. This isn’t very ideal for your patio especially if you only painted over the patio floor as a finish.

In time, the cracks will only get bigger and more apparent until it won’t be hard to notice how your patio floor is visibly flaking away. You’ll end up having to spend for needed repairs, but this can all be avoided with the right type of floor coating.

Consider Polyaspartic Coating for Your Patio Floor

Among popular concrete and garage floor coatings, polyaspartic is one of the best for your patio floor. It’s a hybrid material that can be applied at nearly any temperature, bonds easily with any concrete surface, and can withstand extreme temperatures when properly cured! It’s also flexible enough to bridge any minor cracks you already have on your patio floor, so there’s usually no need for patching up before application. 

However, there will be times when the pre-existing cracks on your patio floor need to be repaired first, especially if you have several of them and have already damaged your floor to a certain degree. Make sure you have it repaired by your hired contractor before applying the coating. Doing this also ensures that the polyaspartic coating will properly adhere to the concrete.

Guardian Garage Floors is one of the most trusted installers for patio and garage floor finishes in the area. Call us at (615) 645-3696 if you’re in Tennessee, or (678) 831-9972 if you’re in Georgia to get started! You can also fill out our convenient contact form. We serve Nashville and neighboring TN areas.

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