Settling does more than merely leave a superficial impression. When concrete settles, it may produce unattractive fissures, unevenness that might cause your garage to tilt, and trip hazards when the slab is uneven with the concrete around it.
Getting used to a situation might lead to even greater difficulties. Your garage door is built to go up and down on a track that is parallel to itself; if one side of your garage is lower than the other, the door may not function properly or may behave sporadically. Doors that go to the outside or even into your house may be unlevel, which means that they will not fit perfectly into the door jamb. This can offer security problems as well as allow more air into your home, which will raise your energy expenses.
It’s possible that your initial reaction was to just replace the slab, but that’s an expensive and inefficient approach. Your garage was either constructed on top of the slab or installed on a slab that has a thick border around it, but this will depend on where in the country you live. In either scenario, it would be necessary to relocate or remove the garage in order to do the task of repairing the floor. In the event if the slope was caused by issues that were located under the slab, replacing the concrete would, at most, be a solution that was only temporary.
Even if you put down fresh cement, there is a good chance that you will still run into issues if the soil issues that are occurring below the slab are not addressed. Concrete raising is the most effective method for addressing settling issues caused by garage floors in Calgary. The slab may be hoisted up and made level once again by drilling tiny holes in the floor and pumping in organic or foam material to stabilize the soil. This process is repeated until the slab is hauled up.