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Old 07-01-2010, 08:41 PM
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Garage floors

Is there a way to fill or repair the small pot holes in a garage floor?

You know the kind where the concrete breaks up and makes small annoying holes. Similar to what happens to concrete when road salt works on it.

The floor in my garage is older (I'm guessing the 1950s or so) and those wheel dollies you can set a car on to roll around. All the small pot holes in the floor are ruining the bearings of the wheel dollies.

Would bondo be a workable repair to these holes?

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Thin Set. It is very fluid and will full in the holes. Be sure the "hole" is free of dirt and crud so the thin set will adhere to the old concrete.

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you can help it a bit but it wont last along time.it will start crackin loose on them thin areas purdy quick.theres some grout thats tough as nails.like scholman said, make sure its clean.that bondo is tough stuff. heck ,it mite work dang good on the edges and thin spots.try a small area and see.
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I've got a huge @ZZ crack (the floor. not me) that runs almost dead center of the slab. I'd really like to be able to do something with this as well.
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There are epoxies specifically designed to fill holes in concrete. A concrete product such as Thin Set or grout will not last long.

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Someone suggested a hydralic bonding agent similar to an epoxy. They said it should work on a floor such as mine.

I'd just like to get the thing where it's in better shape than what it is. I can't afford to buy new wheel dollies every so often.


The elderly woman we got the house from, I doubt she'd used the garage in years. From the looks of it, the grandkids were using the garage to shoot hoops inside. So little or nothing could have been in there for some time.
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Lowe's sells a concrete floor resurfacer. It comes in a bag like quickcrete or mortar mix. You'll find it in the same area as the store as those. I've never used it so I don't know how well it works, so you might want to do a search on it.
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:24 AM
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I would find a commercial construction products supplier. They will have the expertise to specify what product to use for your intended application and conditions. Products like THESE are what you should consider.
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Check out some of these guys here Flooring forum Quite a few have the same problems and there are resident expert flooring guys on there that will tell you the proper way to fix it.

Also check out Roger1's garage. He used Wolverine Flooring. Their technical assistance is great Designing New Garage
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Cement fix

I had the same problem but from freeze damage on a slab I was going to build my shop on. There were small and large areas that needed repair. I went to Lowe's and got some cement glue (came in a yellow bottle) and patch, came in a small bag. I cleaned the bad spots really well with a water hose and then added the glue, let it dry then mixed some patch material and smoothed it over the holes. It was fairly inexpensive, turned out to be really hard and didn't come up rolling heavy stuff like jacks across it. I think the glue is what makes it work well and not break up. It made a good patch.
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