Monday, September 10, 2012

Sealing Garage Floor

I decided we'd better get going on some of our outdoor ToDo list items before this summer ends... The weather is already getting cooler outside and the rains will return soon. One of the things I wanted to do was to seal our concrete floor in the new garage.

I spent hours researching online for a product that would protect the concrete and wouldn't need to be reapplied every couple of years. We bought one product from Home Depot but when I went and looked at the reviews, all their products seem to eventually peel off. This is really a one-shot opportunity for us. It is highly unlikely we'll ever be willing to move back out of the garage to clean and reseal the floors.

Based on reviews, I ended up buying a product from RadonSeal. I called them and they recommended DryWay. I still don't know if this was the right product, but if it doesn't work, you're sure to hear about it later. =)

The product came last week, so today Jeff and I worked on clearing out the garage so we could finally get this project finished. It was sort of amazing how full the garage had gotten in the month since it was finished.

It took us several hours to get it cleared out. Then we had to pull up the paper protecting the the floor. Finally, we went through and thoroughly swept and vacuumed the concrete.

Since it was still light out, Jeff decided to just go ahead and apply the sealer tonight rather than wait until tomorrow. It really only took him about a half-hour and now it's done! Hopefully enough of it penetrated the cement, because he didn't need nearly as much as the package said it would take.
And now we should finally be able to start moving back into the garage. I'm pretty eager to get out of storage because that is definitely a financial drain. Hopefully we'll be out by the end of the year.


  1. I'm expecting the shine will go away once the sealer dries. I guess we shall see tomorrow.

  2. Yey, you! Can't wait to see all the progress in January!