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How Calling a Contractor Changed My Life

This might sound completely crazy, but the most important call I ever may was to a construction contractor. I can remember the day as if it were yesterday. I had decided to rebuild parts of my home. This involved removing part of the roof, knocking down a brick wall and removing some electrical wires and water pipes. I started out just fine but then I started to have problems. I realised I was in out of my depth and decided to call an expert. The contractor who came around was great and he quickly fixed up the mess I had made. Since that day, I have had a keen interested in construction contractors. I hope you like this blog.

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3 Reasons To Add A Protective Coating Your New Concrete Garage Floor

If you're planning to construct a new garage for your home, then it's more than likely that you'll be using concrete for the foundation. Concrete is usually the best choice for foundation material because it's strong, durable and quick to build with. Instead of leaving the concrete surface raw, many people choose to add a concrete protective coating to the surface. Here are three reasons why it's a wise idea for your new garage floor.

1. It adds water resistance

Concrete is a naturally porous material and water is easily soaked into the material. Adding a protective coating will create a water-resistant barrier which will prevent the watermarks and damage that moisture can cause when in contact with concrete.

Unsealed concrete that is regularly exposed to water can also lead to the growth of harmful mould and mildew growth. These are hard to remove from concrete and will also leave permanent stains that can only be removed by grinding the surface of the concrete.

2. It reduces staining and discolouration

As well as water, other liquid substances can cause an unprotected concrete surface to develop unsightly and permanent staining and discolouration. In a garage, the culprits are usually petrol, engine oil, paints and chemical based garden and cleaning products.

Sealing your concrete creates a protective and impermeable layer between your concrete and substances that will stain or discolour it. The sealants are strong, impermeable and will allow you to wipe of damaging substances easily and effectively.

3. It can make your garage more attractive

As well as providing a practical purpose, using a protective coating on your garage floor will help to make it more attractive. As well as preventing unattractive staining and discolouration, you'll have the opportunity to add some colour and decorative features to your concrete floor.

This could be as simple as adding a colourant to the sealant mix to create a subtle look in your favourite hue. You can also use sealants that have additives and recreate the look of natural stone, pebbles or pavers. Creating a more decorative look for your concrete is a great idea if you plan to use your garage as an extra room or workspace at some point in the future.

If you'd like to add a protective sealant to your new concrete garage floor, then discuss your plans with your concrete contractor. They can recommend the best products for the purpose and ensure that the sealant is applied in a professional and effective way.